Assistant Professor, African/African Diaspora History

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The University of Denver's (DU) History Department offers history courses to undergraduate students in a variety of different geographical areas and periods, taught by our twelve faculty members. Our classes are writing and reading intensive with lively in-class discussions, and opportunities to participate in hands-on historical research, service-learning projects, and internships. Faculty and students appreciate the small class sizes and close relationships they develop. All of our 80-100 history majors are required to engage in a senior capstone project - 25-30 page thesis based on primary source research and integration of secondary source materials - rigorous endeavor that provides students with the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the historical field. The Department of History is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment in accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations.

Position Summary

The History Department at the University of Denver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the history of Africa or African diaspora, period open. The appointment for this position is intended to begin in September 2021. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service. This includes candidates from underrepresented groups, those who have experience working with diverse student populations, and those with experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy.

Essential Functions

  • The successful candidate will teach a broad range of introductory- and upper-level courses to history majors and the undergraduate population at DU.
  • The successful candidate will also guide undergraduate theses on a broad variety of topics related to the candidates field of expertise.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD, with a Ph.D. in a related field required by the start of the appointment. A candidate hired at the ABD level will hold the title and rank of instructor until completion of degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a related field.
  • University teaching experience.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by January 4, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $65,000 - $80,000/annually. 

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Sample Syllabi
  6. List of Proposed Courses
  7. One-page statement of how the applicant can contribute to DU’s values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity.
  8. Names and contact information of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be requested once your application has been submitted for consideration. 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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