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Job ID: 2068

Location: History  Faculty Posting Details

Appointment: Full-time, one-year visiting position in African History; begins Fall term 2015.

Responsibilities:  Position is full-time (3/3 load), teaching lower-division surveys of early and modern African history and upper-division courses in areas of interest.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. (ABD considered) in African history and a commitment to liberal arts education. Specialties in Northern Africa, Africa’s relation to the Middle East or Islamic World, or diasporic communities are particularly welcome.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:–services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than March 6, 2015 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:  Please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without these documents requested below will not be considered:  • Curriculum vitae • Letter of interest • Sample syllabus • Writing sample • Three (3) letters of reference. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

About Puget Sound: Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit “About Puget Sound” ( to learn more about the college.

How to Apply: For complete job description and application instructions, visit:  As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA

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