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Assistant Professor of History

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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.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Assistant Professor of History
Posting Number F00088JP
Department History
Position Summary

The Department of History at Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Latin American History, including Brazil and the Hispanic Caribbean, beginning fall 2018. Research sub-field and period is open, but candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach the colonial and modern periods. For further details on the appointment, see www.bowdoin.edu/history/position-announcement.

The Department welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. If you have experience working with a particular group of students in the context of Latin American History, we encourage you to address this in your cover letter.

Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. There is internal funding in support of research, a junior sabbatical leave, and an accelerated post-tenure sabbatical schedule. Teaching load is two courses each semester. Ph.D. expected by date of appointment. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a detailed cover letter describing your research and teaching interests and how they will contribute to Bowdoin’s Department of History, Latin American Studies Program, and the broader college community; a c.v.; and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, and will continue until the position is filled.

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, 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, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% 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 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 please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu.

Posting Date 08/17/2017
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
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 07/01/2018
Job End Date
Job Type Faculty
Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
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