Assistant Professor of History

at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Assistant Professor of History

Posting Number F00217JP Department History Position Summary

The Department of History at Bowdoin College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in early North American history (broadly defined, including Indigenous history and the Caribbean), beginning July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will develop a curriculum centered in early modern North American history to 1815. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching think expansively about early American history and who can offer courses that reflect the interests of our increasingly diverse student body. The teaching load is two courses per semester. A PhD by the start of the appointment is required.

Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a promise of long-term successful scholarly or artistic engagement and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence (\Toward\a\Model\of\Inclusive\_Excellence\and\Change\in\Post-Secondary\Institutions) .) We are particularly interested in candidates with a dedication to undergraduate liberal arts education.

The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College: We recognize that recruiting faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, the College has developed a policy for considering short-term (non-renewable), part-time faculty appointments for academic spouses and partners and will facilitate outreach and networking for non-academic spouses and partners. In addition, visa sponsorships are available.

Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. Support for teaching, grant-writing, digital initiatives, computing software, and community partnerships in courses is readily available to all faculty. The College also offers robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions for this position. Please submit 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and your commitment to inclusive excellence in the classroom; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (38% students of color, 7% international students and 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

Posting Date 08/01/2023 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.

Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.

You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round Job Start Date 07/01/2024 Job End Date Job Type Faculty Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Applicant Documents
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Posted On: Aug 03, 2023

Updated On: Sep 30, 2023

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