Position Announcement

The history department at Beloit College seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the history of the early modern Atlantic World (c.1500-1850).  The successful applicant will be able to conduct research and develop courses with a transnational and comparative focus; candidates whose research centers on North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, or Africa and on connections between two or more of these areas are encouraged to apply. Scholars who study slavery, the diasporas created by conquest, colonialism, indigenous histories, and the effects of empire on land and people would provide valuable perspectives for our students and would complement the existing strengths of our small department.  While the ability to teach North American history before the Civil War is essential to this position, we welcome colleagues who might take a diasporic or transnational perspective on that period.


Our department values historians who look outward and who teach students to do history in a variety of genres using an array of tools. A new colleague must be willing to publicly engage in scholarship and teaching. An ability to work with the entire campus, the local and global communities to make history matter to broad and diverse audiences is also essential. Demonstrated engagement with digital scholarship, oral history, public history, environmental history, comparative history or a range of new theoretical approaches would enhance the successful candidate’s application. Evidence of an ability to forge intellectual and pedagogical connections across disciplinary and methodological boundaries will be a valuable addition to a candidate’s application including but not limited to Latin American Studies, Critical Identity Studies, Museum Studies, or the College Archives.


Equity and inclusion are central to Beloit’s liberal arts education and vital to the thriving of our residential learning community. Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution, so collectively commits to ongoing and institution-wide accountability. Beloit seeks employees who will actively celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. Beloit College is participating in the ACM-BTAA Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate funded by the Mellon Foundation; candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and with doctoral degrees from “Big Ten” institutions are especially encouraged to apply.


Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.


Candidates should submit, using pdf format, a CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample to Beatrice McKenzie, Chair, Atlantic World Search Committee, Department of History, at historysearch2@beloit.edu by November 1, 2016.