Assistant Professor of History/Global Middle Ages, Rhodes College

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 7, 2019

The Department of History at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the history of the Global Middle Ages and/or Medieval Mediterranean world to begin Fall 2020. Candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research interests are trans-regional/cultural and interdisciplinary in nature and could contribute to at least one of the following areas: the history of medicine and/or science; migration or frontier studies; Africana Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies; Environmental Studies and Sciences; digital history; or public history. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in the College’s interdisciplinary humanities program and the first year writing seminar. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. The successful candidate will have a record of teaching excellence, an active research agenda, and an interest in faculty governance. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History, Medieval Studies, or a relevant area-studies program with a strong historical focus.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. See more here.

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. See more here.

Please apply online. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a separate statement that addresses how the candidate’s experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin October 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

Posted: September 13, 2019