Assistant Professor, European Imperalism, Colonialism, Decolonization
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
The Department of History at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the history of European imperialism, colonialism, and/or decolonization. We welcome candidates specializing in either the early modern or modern period, and this position is geographically open. Scholars working on the European imperial presence in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and South/East Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization. Ph.D. in hand by beginning of employment. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, a C.V., and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25412 by October 1, 2023. We encourage candidates to address in these materials their past and future contributions to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and other professional activities. Additional materials may be requested of short-listed applicants. Preliminary virtual interviews will be conducted in early November with campus visits anticipated immediately following the Thanksgiving recess. We are committed to reviewing candidacies in the spirit of our department and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.
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