The History Department at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Latin American history, with an emphasis in South America, at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2020. Area and period of research specialty are open. Candidates should be prepared to teach the broad swath of Latin America’s past—from the pre-Columbian through the colonial era, independence, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, along with seminars focused on the candidate’s areas of interest. Candidates with expertise in histories of indigenous cultures and societies are especially encouraged to apply. Colorado College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students, faculty, staff of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work together.
Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, scholarship statement, and writing sample to Professor Bryan Rommel-Ruiz, Chair of the History Department.
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. A successful candidate must exhibit potential for excellence in dynamic teaching, vigorous scholarship, and active participation in the lively intellectual community of our residential liberal arts college. The department seeks a gifted teacher/scholar who can mentor and support history majors, as well as students majoring in other disciplines while maintaining energy for scholarly productivity. For more information, consult the History Department website at https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/history/.
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.