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Cluster Hire in African-American History, Intercultural and Organizational Communication, and Sociology and Justice Studies

Illinois College, a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, seeks candidates for three positions as part of a cluster hire. Illinois College is committed to inspiring achievement and empowering students to make a difference in the world with an increasingly diverse student population. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. 

These three tenure-track positions are focused around the study of race, ethnicity, and justice in the United States, and include positions in African-American history, intercultural and organizational communication, and criminology and justice studies. The positions will be housed in three interdisciplinary departments: HPPR (History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion), Communication Arts, and Sociology (which includes Criminal Justice). The successful candidates will contribute to the continued development of our new African-American Studies minor, created in response to strong student interest. As part of a cohort, these positions will have additional mentoring and professional development support.

ABD or doctorate required for tenure-track appointments. Strong preference for tenure-track appointments, but continuing appointments for extraordinary candidates with master’s degrees and relevant experience considered. Positions start August 2022.

All three positions require demonstrated interest in and commitment to: building the values of justice, equity, and inclusion on campus; undergraduate teaching with student-centered pedagogies; and actively supporting an increasingly diverse student body (currently ⅓ students of color). Strong preference for interest in interdisciplinary and community-based work.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of its students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity. The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants should upload the following attachments in PDF format to their application submission:

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body
  • Contact information for three references and/or three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin October 15 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please click on the link to the individual positions in order to apply:

Illinois College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.