Assistant or Associate Professor, History of the American Revolution and Early Republic, 1750-1820

Boulder, CO
Aug 26, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Description of Department/Program:

Established in 1901, the History Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been and continues to be the home of nationally and internationally renowned historians. At the undergraduate and graduate levels our program has traditionally offered a broad education in most fields of historical inquiry. The Department's faculty focuses on the following areas: the Twentieth Century World; the Early Modern World; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's History; War; Imperialism; Nationalism and Decolonization; and Political History. The Department encompasses a variety of approaches, including social, cultural, transnational, and world history. Our aim is continuously to help define our field within the larger community of historians and to develop our students into informed, contributing, and effective citizens, scholars, and teachers, able to respond flexibly and with wisdom to changes in the profession and the world.

Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor specializing in the history of the American Revolution and Early Republic, 1750-1820. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Early American History (including the first half of the undergraduate American history survey and specialized courses in the American Revolutionary Era), and provide service to the department, campus, and larger professional community. ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree in U.S./American History must be conferred by August 20, 2018.

Applications are accepted electronically at, posting #10159. Candidates are required to submit a letter of application that discusses research and teaching interests, a current CV, and the names and contact information for three people from whom we can solicit confidential letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required of the person(s) to whom the position is offered.

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Minimum Qualifications:

ABDs will be considered, but the Ph.D. degree in U.S./American History must be conferred by August 20, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).

2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).

3. List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10238 - History

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Virginia Anderson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735522