The History Department at Colorado College invites applications for a One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor position starting in August 2022. We seek candidates with expertise in U.S. history, with an emphasis on African American history. The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach six courses, each lasting for one 3.5-week block, during the 2022-2023 academic year. Applicants for this position will teach two survey courses in African American history as well as general surveys in U.S. History. Candidates should also be prepared to teach two courses in the college’s First Year Writing Program, grounded in the candidate’s scholarly and/or teaching interests. Candidates must have a PhD by the time of appointment.

Colorado College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work together. All members of our campus community are expected to contribute to CC’s Antiracism Initiative; please describe what this means for you as a teacher-scholar in your cover letter and/or teaching statement. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching statement to the CC hiring portal. The deadline for application materials is April 4th . Please note that we will request a letter of recommendation from candidates prior to interviews.

Successful candidates will exhibit potential for excellence in dynamic teaching at a small liberal arts college. 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 is expected to be taught in person. For more information, see

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, caste, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD is required by the start date of employment, but those who are expected to finish their PhD this semester may apply.


Application deadline: April 15, 2022

Date posted: March 15, 2022