Carleton College — Visiting Professor of African History

Position: Visiting professor
Start Date: September 1, 2023

African History. Carleton College seeks applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in African history beginning September 1, 2023. We welcome applicants with a specialization in any subfield of, approach to, or region of African history (southern, central, eastern, western, and northern Africa). The teaching load is 2-2-1 on trimesters, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach a regional survey covering both pre- and postcolonial Africa as well as to design thematic courses and seminars based on their own interests and expertise. We are looking for someone with a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse learners in a liberal arts environment. Some teaching experience is desirable, and the Ph.D. should be completed by June 2023. To apply, please submit a letter of application, c.v., official transcript, dissertation abstract, and a sample syllabus. All materials should be submitted via Carleton College’s career portal ( and received by February 19, 2023 for fullest consideration. After passing through an initial screening process, applicants may receive a request for the contact information for three references, including at least one who is able to specifically address teaching experience.

Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.
Located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college enrolling 2000 students with a long-standing commitment to African history. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is about 40 minutes from an international airport and from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.

Please contact Annette Igra ( with any questions regarding the position.