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Visiting Assistant Professor in Women, Gender, and U.S. History


The Departments of History and Gender and Women's Studies at Knox College invite applications for a one-year replacement appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor / instructor effective September 1, 2017. Candidates should specialize in U.S. History since 1865 with fields in Women's and Gender History. Preference given to candidates who are ready to teach the histories of traditionally underserved populations in the U.S. PhD expected, but ABDs will be considered. Candidates should have experience in or commitment to working with diverse populations of students. Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will teach four courses in the Department of History, and two in Gender and Women's Studies. These are likely to include Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, and an upper-level research course based upon the candidate's area of expertise. Other teaching responsibilities will depend upon the candidate's specialties.

This position is part of the global approach to history that is a core principle of these departments. It also makes a vital contribution to our commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation between departments and programs at the college.

Interested applicants should apply electronically by submitting a PDF of their letter of application, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations, and two examples of syllabi to histgwstsearch@knox.edu. Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation (or corresponding placement dossier) sent to the same address. Those unable to send electronic versions may send printed copies to:

History/Gender & Women's History Search
Attn. Catherine Denial
Knox College
2 East South St, K-74
Galesburg, IL 61401

Knox College, established in 1837, is an independent, highly selective liberal arts institution with a diverse student body and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. In keeping with the college's 180-year commitment to equal rights, Knox actively encourages women and members of other underrepresented groups to apply.


Visiting Assistant Professor of English

The Department of English at Knox College invites applications for a full time one-year appointment beginning September 2017 for a Visiting Assistant Professor in early modern literature with a strong interest in Shakespeare. Secondary fields (including but not limited to: early American, queer theory, multiethnic literatures, and/or film studies) are desirable. PhD must be in hand or near completion. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses to a diverse student body in a lively department of scholars and writers.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi or teaching portfolio, writing sample, and three letters of reference to Monica Berlin, Chair, Department of English, Knox College, Galesburg IL 61401; or as pdfs to englishsearch@knox.edu. Review of applications begins March 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college that enrolls 1,400 undergraduate students. Knox is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 180-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Knox College invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting assistant professor position in socio-cultural anthropology to begin September 2017. Knox is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a diverse environment. The Anthropology and Sociology Department offers a joint integrative major that emphasizes the complementarities of the two disciplines and that culminates in faculty-supervised student research. The College operates on a trimester system with a teaching load of 2-2-2.

Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred; advanced ABD in socio-cultural anthropology considered. Research and teaching interests are open, but the strongest applications will be those that expand rather than duplicate the strengths of our existing faculty. Applications from anthropologists with teaching and research experience outside of the Caribbean or Southeast Asia are particularly welcome.

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability (including sample syllabi for existing or future courses and available teaching evaluations), and three letters of reference to Professor Nancy Eberhardt at anthrosearch@knox.edu. Review of applications begins March 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college that enrolls 1,400 undergraduate students. Knox is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biology

The Biological Sciences Department at Knox College invites applications for a full-time, visiting instructor or assistant professor position in biology; start date is September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to team-teach an introductory course (Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity), an upper level course in genetics, and additional biology courses that fit the candidate's area of expertise and/or the needs of the department. A Ph.D. is preferred, but we will consider ABD.
Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. James Mountjoy at biologysearch@knox.edu. The applicant's cover letter should address how their teaching interests and experiences are suited to a liberal arts college with a diverse student population. We will start reviewing applications on March 1st and continue until the position is filled. For more information about biology at Knox check: (https://www.knox.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/biology).
Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college. Founded in 1837 in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox enrolls 1,400 students from 48 states and more than 50 countries who have a strong passion for and commitment to intellectual community and experiential education. In keeping with a 180-year commitment to equal rights, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of other under-represented groups.


Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Knox College invites applications for a full time visiting assistant professor in comparative politics for the 2017-2018 academic year. Knox College operates on a trimester system with a 2-2-2 teaching load.

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach introductory and advanced courses in comparative politics with a primary focus on an area other than Latin America. Ability to teach in more than one area is a plus. The candidate should be a Ph.D or advanced ABD in Political Science, International Relations or a closely related field. The candidate should also have significant fieldwork experience and experience working with diverse students.

Interested applicants should send (1) a letter of interest, including a statement of teaching philosophy, ( 2) a CV, (3) teaching evaluations and any other evidence of teaching excellence, (4) three letters of recommendation, with at least one addressing teaching, (5) Unofficial graduate transcripts, (6) two examples of recent scholarship such as articles, book chapters or conference papers to politicalsciencesearch@knox.edu. Review of applications begins February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Duane Oldfield, Department Chair, doldfiel@knox.edu or 309-341-7156.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college that enrolls 1,400 undergraduate students. Knox is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


Assistant Professor of Classics

The Department of Classics at Knox College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning September 2017; exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at the associate level. PhD at time of appointment required. We seek a creative, energetic teacher and scholar who specializes in Greek language, literature, and culture. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in both Greek and Latin, as well as courses in translation on such topics as myth, gender and ethnicity, and the visual and material culture of the ancient Mediterranean, which may also contribute to other campus programs (e.g., Africana Studies, Art History, Gender & Women's Studies). Beyond evidence of excellent teaching and scholarship, candidates should demonstrate imaginative and innovative ways to keep classics a vital part of the liberal arts curriculum. Knox is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Knox College offers three academic terms per year, with a teaching load of two courses per term.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcript, a statement of teaching philosophy with course syllabi, a research statement, and three letters of reference. Submit applications and supporting material to Professor Brenda Fineberg at classicssearch@knox.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1. Short listed candidates will be interviewed at the meetings of the AIA-SCS in Toronto, January 5-8, 2017. Skype interviews can be arranged for candidates who are unable to attend the meetings in Toronto.

Knox College is an independent, top 100 national liberal arts college of 1,400 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender and financial means. Our campus population includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from members of under-represented groups. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.knox.edu.


Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Knox College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Computer Science beginning Fall 2017. Ph.D. preferred; master's degree or equivalent experience required. The successful candidate should be able to teach a broad spectrum of courses across the ACM/IEEE CS curriculum; teaching load is six courses per year (2 per trimester).

Candidates in all areas of specialization are welcome, but we are especially interested in candidates with specializations in HCI, software development, CS education, security, or computational science. Interest in leading undergraduate student/faculty research is highly desirable, as is an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations.

Computer Science at Knox is a dynamic, growing program, with an orientation towards combining rigorous foundations with experiential education, student research, and collaboration with other departments. Our students engage in a very high level of undergraduate research, internship projects, and application development with faculty; roughly 20% of our majors were involved in on-campus summer research projects last summer and most graduating majors complete software projects with real clients from the community or college. Two years ago, the Department helped create StartUp Term, a new immersive term that combines business, entrepreneurship, and computer science. We are also very active in the SIGCSE community and have shifted many of our courses to use Peer Instruction, a research-based active learning pedagogy. 

Knox College is a highly-selective residential liberal arts college with roughly 1,400 students, located in Galesburg, IL. We have a long-standing mission of providing access to first-generation and low income students. We have a diverse student body, including 25% domestic students from underrepresented minorities and 12% international students. Computer Science is an increasingly prominent department, with roughly 100 students taking our CS 1 course each of the last several years. The Department is actively striving to reflect the diversity of our institution; currently, our majors are 26% underrepresented minorities and 29% women. We especially invite applications from women and from members of historically underrepresented groups.

The Department and Knox College are committed to helping the person in this position develop as a teacher and scholar. All faculty have access to faculty development opportunities, including conference travel support and an internal proposal process to secure funding for research projects, as well as start-up funds. Knox also has a tradition of assigning faculty mentors to new faculty to help them develop as teachers and independent researchers.

To apply, candidates should send applications electronically as one or more PDF files:
● A cover letter that addresses your interests, qualifications and experience.
● A curriculum vitae.
● A statement of teaching philosophy, including a brief discussion about their approach to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.
● A statement of research interests.

Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately as PDFs by the recommenders.

Materials should be sent to: cssearch@knox.edu

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, contact the Chair of Computer Science, David Bunde at dbunde@knox.edu.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college. The College is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Knox College is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cognitive Psychology beginning Fall 2017. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered. Successful candidates will have a sincere interest in quality undergraduate teaching at an institution that values diversity and close interactions with students, as well as a desire to maintain an active research program. The position involves a six-course teaching load that includes Cognitive Psychology, courses in the candidate's areas of expertise, supervision of undergraduate research projects, and contributions to the statistics/research methods sequence. The salary for the position is competitive, start-up funds are available, the Department maintains a collegial environment, and Knox has diverse and academically strong students, many of whom pursue graduate study; see http://departments.knox.edu/psychdept/ for more information.

Review of applications will begin November 15th and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, your single best piece of published research, one annotated syllabus, recent teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for three references to psychologysearch@knox.edu.

Knox College is an independent, top-100 national liberal arts college that enrolls 1,420 undergraduate students. Knox is a vibrant and creative community with a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity. Students have a strong commitment to intellectual and experiential education. In keeping with our 178-year commitment to equity and access, we particularly welcome applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Knox College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


EOE/AA/Nondiscrimination Statement

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or affectional preference, age, marital status, disability or other irrelevant factors in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics or any of its educational policies and programs.

Questions and comments regarding this policy should be addressed to Title IX Coordinator Kim Schrader

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