Visiting Assistant Professor in Atlantic World History

Colby College
Waterville, Maine

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Atlantic World History

Waterville, Maine
Open Date:
Sep 22, 2023

The history department at Colby College seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern Atlantic World History (1-year sabbatical replacement), with a preferred focus on (but not exclusively) intellectual history, histories of race, gender, and sexuality, and histories of trans-Atlantic slavery, migration, trade, and empire, beginning July 1, 2024. 

The department is especially interested in scholars whose work is not focused on North America. The successful candidate will teach four courses in total, including a survey course on Atlantic World History and HI 276, Patterns and Processes in World History. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring to the classroom experiences, identities, ideas, and ways of engaging that resonate with the increasingly diverse student body at Colby.


We seek candidates with great potential to be innovative, effective, and inclusive teacher-scholars, who may be willing to make use of resources such as the Colby Museum of Art, Special Collections, and the Mule Works Innovation Lab.  The Colby History Department is committed to professional development and the future advancement of all its members.

PhD required by the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The statement of teaching philosophy and the statement of research interests should demonstrate commitment to the values of diversity and inclusive teaching. Please submit applications via Interfolio at the following link Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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