Assistant Professor of Global Medieval History - Rhodes College

Assistant Professor of Global Medieval History - Rhodes College
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.
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming
environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and
Please apply online at 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