Job Title: Sub-Saharan Africa  

(Assistant Professor, History)

Is this a tenure track position? Yes

Position Status: Full-time

Position Summary:

The History Department of The Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track position in sub-Saharan African history at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2019.  Area and period of research specialty are open.  Candidates should be prepared to teach surveys of African history from the ancient to the early modern era, the colonial and post-colonial eras, and seminars focused on their areas of interest and expertise, and participate in the lively intellectual community of our residential liberal arts college.

The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter. Applications should also include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate school transcript. A Ph.D. is required. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. A successful candidate must exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. The department seeks a gifted teacher/scholar who can mentor and support history majors as well as students majoring in other disciplines and maintain energy for scholarly productivity. For more information, consult the departmental web page at https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/history/

Please submit application materials https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/3489

by October 15, 2018.

For more information, contact Prof. Jane Murphy at jmurphy[at]coloradocollege.edu .

We intend to interview at the 2018 African Studies Association Meeting in Atlanta, 28 November to 2 December 2018.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. is required, but ABD will be considered if degree is completed by the start of employment

Job Open Date: August 17, 2018

Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM MT): 10/15/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, (5) a writing sample, and (6) a graduate school transcript. Applicants should also provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available.

All applicants will need to list at least three references to submit a letter of recommendation. The application site will send emails to references with instructions for electronic submission.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018. For more information, contact Prof. Jane Murphy at jmurphy[at]coloradocollege.edu.

Optional Documents:

  1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, course evalutions, etc.)