Instructor/Lecturer of History

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried, Faculty, 9 months, temporary


Alma College in Alma, Michigan invites applications for a two-year full-time Instructor (MA completed) or Lecturer (PhD completed) of History beginning August 2024 for the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 academic years.

The History Department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach a wide range of courses on post-1800 Europe and courses on Africa. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach European history within a global context and a second field in African history. Especially welcome are candidates interested in designing courses that incorporate public policy and/or museum studies. Teaching responsibilities include introductory to upper-level courses required of history and history teaching majors that also serve the college’s general education program, supervising students’ research and independent studies, and possibly student advising in the second year. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and engagement in students’ research. Typical teaching load is six units per year.

The History Department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and well-rounded graduates who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world. Our curriculum provides students a strong foundation in understanding the complexity of human behavior in historical context. Our graduates are ready for professional careers, graduate schools, and law schools. This is a small department that works collaboratively to provide rigorous student-centered education in a residential setting with a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.


Applicants need to submit the following materials in one file in Microsoft Word or PDF format: letter of application, C.V., transcripts, statement of teaching and research, names and contact information of three references. Please send the application packet as an email attachment to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs: Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage of the process. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2024.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

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