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Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern European History

Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern European History

Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern European History. This one-year position will begin August 15, 2023, with a nine-month commitment. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a well-regarded, inclusive, small liberal arts institution located in Bloomington, IL. Faculty teach a 3-3 load, and class sizes range from 20-30 students.


Applicants must be ABD or have earned a PhD in history or a related field. Applicants should be comfortable teaching Modern Global History and will have opportunities to teach specialized courses in areas including, but not limited to, empire and colonialism, migration, foreign relations, transnationalism, and comparative political and cultural history. We would also welcome applicants interested in digital or public history. Experience teaching undergraduate courses is preferred. 


The primary responsibility will be to teach 6 undergraduate courses. Courses will include the introduction to Modern Global History; lower- and upper-level courses in our catalogue or related to teaching/research interests; and one section of our first-year writing seminar, Gateway Colloquium. The successful candidate’s courses will contribute not only to the History major, but to our university’s shared curriculum, International and Global Studies, and possibly Political Science and/or programs in the Humanities.

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer. Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. 

To apply, submit the following files to our Social Science Division administrative specialist, Amy Aldeman ( ):

  1. a cover letter addressing qualifications; 
  2. a curriculum vitae; 
  3. a teaching philosophy statement, including a list of possible courses;
  4. a diversity statement on your experiences with or commitment to inclusive teaching;
  5. contact information for three professional references. 

Questions may be directed to the Department Chair: Dr. April Schultz,  Professor of History at