Assistant Professor, History of Black Diaspora

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

The 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 rigorous 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, a 25-30 page paper based on primary source research and integration of secondary source materials. This rigorous endeavor provides students with the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, a focused area of history. The Department of History is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment, in keeping with DUs full dedication to these same values.

Position Summary

The History Department at the University of Denver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the history of the Black Diaspora in the Americas (1600-1800). The appointment for this position is intended to begin in September 2022. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research is engaged with the early Atlantic world. Although our department allows faculty to create course rosters focused on their teaching interests, we hope to attract applicants who are excited to teach courses in early North American history. We are also 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 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.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD, with a Ph.D. in History, Africana Studies, American Studies, or African American Studies, or other relevant discipline required by Summer 2022.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D.
  • University teaching experience.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, October 8th, 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.

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. CV
2. Letter of Application
3. Writing Sample
4. Teaching Portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and list of proposed courses)
5. Diversity Statement - Candidates can view DU’s DEI Strategic Plan for the College of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences here Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan for CAHSS ( 
6. Letters of Recommendation. Please provide names and information of the three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested once your application is submitted. 

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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