Colgate University, Department of History

410 19132
Position ID:Colgate-Department of History-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#19132]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of History, Historian of Immigration or Migration After 1900
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: History / World, International
Appl Deadline:2021/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/09, finished 2022/04/02)
Position Description:    

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The History Department seeks a historian of immigration or migration after 1900. The geographical field is open, but we are especially interested in candidates who employ innovative methodologies, take a transnational approach, or use oral history sources in their research. We welcome work on all aspects of immigration and migration, including the history of forced migration, immigration policies, stateless people, and refugees, to name just a few topics. The successful candidate should have experience in archives or field work and relevant language proficiency. The department recently revised its curriculum to reflect a commitment to developing thematic approaches to the history major that complement existing geographical emphases. (See here for examples of thematic pathways.)  We therefore encourage applications from historians who demonstrate an ability to cross spatial, cultural, and disciplinary borders in their teaching.


Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York State. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will join a department of fourteen tenure-stream faculty.  Full-time faculty at Colgate teach five courses a year. New colleagues can expect to teach introductory and upper-level courses, with opportunities to design specialized and experimental courses consistent with their interests and departmental needs. (Further information about the History Department can be found here.) They will also participate in the University‚Äôs Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and its interdisciplinary programs. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level, with teaching responsibilities beginning fall term 2022. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. A cover letter, a CV, an article-length writing sample, and three reference letters must be submitted through


Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Further Info:
Colgate University, History Department
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13308