Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor of the History of the Atlantic World

  • Colby College, History Department
  • 5320 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME, USA
  • Nov 19, 2020
Full time   History

Job Description


The Department of History at Colby College invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of the history of the Atlantic World, within a global context beginning September 1, 2021.


The Department is a community of engaged teacher-scholars who teach a diverse array of courses from surveys to specialized seminars grounded in our research. We are searching for a teacher-scholar with a focus on the Atlantic World, preferably in the early modern era. The Department is open to expertise on all themes, including (but not exclusively) intellectual history, histories of race, gender, and sexuality, and histories of trans-Atlantic slavery, migration, trade, and empire. Reflecting the Department’s increasing focus on global history, the candidate’s research and teaching interests should speak to global contexts, positioning the worlds constituted around the Atlantic in comparative perspective. The department is especially interested in scholars whose work is not focused on North America. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach HI 276, Patterns and Processes in World History. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who will bring to the classroom experiences, identities, ideas, and ways of engaging that will resonate with History’s, and Colby’s, increasingly diverse student body. We are searching for candidates with great potential to be innovative, effective, and inclusive teachers of history at Colby, who may be willing to make use of resources made available by the Colby Museum of Art, Special Collections, and the Mule Works Innovation Lab. In evaluating this potential, we will give particular weight to candidates who have successfully designed and taught their own courses. PhD preferred, but ABD will be considered. The Colby History Department is committed to professional development and the future advancement of all its members.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

In evaluating this potential, we will give particular weight to candidates who have successfully designed and taught their own courses. PhD preferred, but ABD will be considered. 

Application Details

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a representative sample of current scholarship, e.g., reprints of recently published work, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching via Interfolio at the following link http://apply.interfolio.com/81132. Review of applications will begin on January 11 and will continue until the position is filled.


Questions about this search should be directed to: historysearch@colby.edu


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