Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Native American History to begin July 1, 2022. The Department seeks a scholar of critical race studies and ethnicity who focuses on Native Studies in early North American history, early American history, or US history in the 19th century with an emphasis on local histories, Native history, or comparative indigeneity. All thematic approaches are welcome, with particular interest in gender and sexuality and/or environmental history. The successful candidate would regularly offer courses in Early American history along with other courses in their interests, expertise, and research areas. The College seeks scholars and teachers who can help reveal histories of settler colonialism and resistance in New England and the rest of North America.

Connecticut College has an American Studies program focused on race and ethnicity and the role of the United States in the world. History would expect a new hire in Native American History to continue the tradition of contributing to American Studies.

We seek a colleague who is an excellent teacher and enthusiastic about working closely with students in a liberal arts context. At the time of official appointment, candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or other related fields such as American Studies, Native Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Environmental Studies, with demonstrable expertise with historical research methodology. After a first year of teaching 2-2, professors teach 3-2 (5 courses total in the 2-semester academic year). Salary is competitive.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions. 

Please submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter that address your scholarship, teaching effectiveness, and mentorship of students. In the cover letter, please present your expertise, skills, and past and potential contributions to diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. Materials should be submitted to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/95647. Please consult Connecticut College’s Equity and Inclusion Plan site - https://www.conncoll.edu/equity-inclusion/action-plan/

Please also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.