Professor of Native American or Indigenous History
History, University of Denver (Denver, Colorado)
October 8, 2018
Post date: July 11, 2018

The DU History Department offers history courses to undergraduate students in a variety of different geographical areas and periods, taught by our eleven faculty members. Our classes are writing and reading intensive with rigorous in-class discussions, and opportunities to participate in hands-on historical research, service-learning projects, and internships. Faculty and students appreciate the small class sizes and close relationships they develop. All of our 80-100 history majors are required to engage in a senior capstone projecta 25-30 page thesis based on primary source research and integration of secondary source materialsa rigorous endeavor that provides students with the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the historical field.

Position Summary 

The History Department at the University of Denver invites applications for an open-rank, full-time, tenure-track appointment in Native American or Indigenous history, period open. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on North America as well as those who use comparative frameworks in relation to North America. We are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will teach a broad range of introductory- and upper-level courses to history majors and the undergraduate population at DU. The successful candidate will also guide undergraduate theses on a broad variety of topics, including in Native American or Indigenous history.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD in a related field, with a Ph.D. required by Fall 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a related field.
  • University teaching experience.
Application Instructions 

Application review will start on October 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Preliminary interviews will be in early November.

For best consideration, please submit your application material by 4:00 p.m MST on October 8, 2018. 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. 

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1.  Letter of application
  2.  C.V.
  3.  Writing sample
  4.  Teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and list of proposed courses)
  5.  A statement reflecting the candidates commitment to and experience in promoting inclusive excellence
  6.  Three letters of recommendation. Send only letters of recommendation to: Elizabeth Escobedo, Search Committee Chair, 2000 E. Asbury Ave. #366, Denver, CO 80208

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. As such, DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success depends on how well it engages and includes the rich diversity of constituents. To learn about inclusive excellence at DU, please visit the website. More specifically, the University of Denver is committed to advancing scholarship, teaching, and service related to the study of Native American peoples, and to serving the public good with respect to Native communities. For more information, please see the Office of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Native American Inclusivity report. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.9 million people. Our urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local institutions. The University, ranked in the top 100 universities in the country, is comprised of approximately 5600 undergraduates, 6200 graduate students, and nearly 700 full-time faculty. The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Review Begins: 
October 1, 2018

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