Visiting Faculty, History: expertise in Europe since 1500

Dominican University

Job Type: Visiting

Application Deadline: January 1, 2017

The History Department at Dominican University is seeking a candidate with expertise in Europe since 1500 in the global context to be the Lund-Gill Chair for 2017-2018. The Lund-Gill Chair is a rotating one-year full-time visiting position open to scholars who have completed their Ph.D. and have demonstrated excellence in teaching in their given field.
The department seeks a historian who can offer introductory and upper-level courses which address imperialism, colonization (and decolonization), gender, migrations and ethnicities over both the early modern and modern European periods.  We are also interested in applicants who can address the history of science/medicine in these contexts.  The successful candidate will teach at least one course in the university’s Honors Program and will contribute courses that could be cross-listed with one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs such as Women and Gender Studies, Interfaith Studies, Black World Studies, or Latino/a and Latin American Studies.  The Lund-Gill Chair also would be expected to offer at least one lecture open to the public.
The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity in higher education. Furthermore, Dominican University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of about 3,500 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 56% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 48% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African-American. For more information about Dominican University, see
Please apply online at Candidates will be asked to submit the following materials:
  • a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the Lund-Gill Chair position as described
  • a curriculum vitae (highlighting teaching experience)
  • a list of three or more references who can speak to the applicant’s teaching excellence (Please submit under “other”.)
  • an unofficial Ph.D. transcript (Please submit under “writing sample”.)
Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2017.
Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Posted: December 07, 2016