Adjunct Faculty - History (Fall 2016, morning classes)

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Aurora University has an immediate requirement for a qualified History instructor to teach the following course for the Fall 2016 semester:

  • “Introduction to Black Studies" (HIS 2900/BST 2010) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 – 9:05 AM

Course description:  The course serves as an examination of the events, movements, theories, and texts that have shaped the development of the African diaspora. Students will develop a conceptual framework – involving “claims,” “grounds,” “warrants,” “backing,” “qualifiers,” and “rebuttals” – for making and analyzing arguments within a racial context. In addition, students will learn the critical and methodological tools to investigate topics including slavery; abolitionism; Pan-Africanism; the culture/race/politics nexus; structural and institutional racism; linkages among race, culture, and identity. The course complements students’ work in their major fields of study by fostering greater understanding of the historical and social contexts that shape the multifarious experiences of traditionally marginalized peoples.

Qualified applicants should submit resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter directly to Dr. Mark Soderstrom, Assistant Professor/Chair of Department of History, at

Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter stating the specific areas you are interested in teaching to:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the twenty-first century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.