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. 

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 Review of applications  will begin on January 11 and will continue until the position is filled. 

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