Assistant/Associate Professor

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University of Colorado - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Assistant/Associate Professor

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of History at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for an assistant or associate professor position in public history, emphasizing museum studies, community studies, and digital studies, with a specialty in the American West.

The University of Colorado Denver is the premier urban research university in Colorado, serving more than 19,000 undergraduate, graduate, and health professions students in Denver, Aurora, and online. The University is located on two main campuses: the Denver campus, and the Anschutz Medical Campus, located in nearby Aurora, Colorado. The Denver campus serves about 15,000 students, roughly half of whom are in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Denver is a dynamic, enterprising, and cosmopolitan city. At its heart is CU Denver. Our campus capitalizes on the beauty and charm of the bustling metropolitan area, located at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Denver has a lot for everyone: a lot to do outdoors, a lot of culture, a lot of diversity, and a lot of opportunity. Our university embodies these attributes. We hold classes on the Auraria Campus, and our buildings extend into downtown. We are CU in the city.

The History Department, located in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has 14 rostered faculty, including 8 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. We have approximately 100 undergraduate majors and 40 MA students. We are committed to inclusive excellence in our teaching and mentoring, and through the programming we offer our students. The department is dedicated to increasing the diversity of our community and our curriculum.

Our public history program has strengths in historic preservation and museum studies, as well as community history. We collaborate both across the university and with external cultural partners. Internally, we engage particularly with the College of Architecture and Planning, with Anthropology, and with Digital Studies. Externally, we have especially close relationships with History Colorado and other local museums, where we regularly place our students as interns and give students opportunities to work as teams on collection and interpretation projects.

Our future colleague will teach all levels of courses including undergraduate core courses, MA graduate-level public history courses, upper-level classes in their area of specialization, and in face-to-face and online formats. Preference will be given to applicants who can address department teaching needs in immigration, gender, or race and ethnicity. The regular teaching load is 2 courses per semester, which may be reduced for an initial period. The candidate will also mentor public history students and supervise theses, projects, and internships; and collaborate with the Director of Digital Initiatives to expand students' opportunities for digital studies within the History Department.

The successful candidate will have or develop an active and independent research agenda that contributes to the intellectual life of the department. The colleague we seek will also demonstrate good citizenship through service to the department, university, community, and profession.

Candidates with questions about this job description are invited to contact Dr. Marjorie Levine-Clark at [email protected]

Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctorate in history when the position begins in August 2019.

Desired Qualifications:

The Department seeks a dynamic scholar-teacher who has both practical experience and theoretical knowledge of the field of public history. Our future colleague should be able to engage with our vibrant local public history community to facilitate internships and collaborations. In addition to promise as a researcher, the successful candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students of diverse ethnicities, nationalities, and genders, including first-generation undergraduates. Applicants must hold a doctorate in history when the position begins in August 2019.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Candidates with questions about this job description are invited to contact Dr. Marjorie Levine-Clark at [email protected]

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to requisition ID: 14739 When applying at, applicants must include: 1. A cover letter indicating teaching, research, and public history qualifications. 2. Curriculum vitae. 3. A writing sample (chapter or article length). 4. A teaching statement, describing teaching experience and teaching philosophy. 5. Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted; official required for interview). 6. Sample syllabi (limit of 3). 7. Teaching evaluations, if available. 8. Arrange for at least three referees to upload letters of recommendation to the CU Careers website. You will be sent an email asking you to provide email addresses for your references, and then links will be emailed to them asking them to upload their letters. NOTE: You will not receive this email immediately - it may take a few business days before receiving this email.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30104 - CLAS-History

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 21, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Marjorie Levine-Clark

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00609334





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Posted: 11/21/2018
Application Due: 1/20/2019
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