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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position: History

Alfred University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 12, 2022

Job Details

The Division of Human Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Alfred University invites applications for a tenure-track position in history at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023.

We would like to hire a historian of the Atlantic world with specialization in one of the following: Africa, Latin America, or Indigenous North America. The person hired would teach some survey courses, including US history and possibly a survey of the Americas more broadly construed, as well as upper­-level courses in their areas of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with digital history or public history experience. Ph.D. prior to appointment required.

We welcome candidates who could offer courses in our interdisciplinary programs: Africana Studies, Global Studies, and/or Education Abroad. Courses that can contribute to Women and Gender Studies and Social Justice Studies programs are also encouraged. The teaching load is three courses (four credit hours each) per semester.

The successful candidate will join a growing history program with vibrant student engagement in extracurricular activities. History faculty regularly participate in student professionalization programs, field trips, internship advisement, and conference preparation. Faculty at Alfred enjoy significant autonomy in determining their course offerings and research agendas. The history program is part of the Division of Human Studies which also includes philosophy and religious studies. We seek someone capable of initiative and willing to collaborate within the division and with colleagues across campus.

One of the first co-educational institutions in the United States, Alfred University is a top-ranked, small, comprehensive university committed to both teaching and research, and is devoted to the pursuit of technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic learning. Located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in western New York State, Alfred University has a current enrollment of around 1800 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, and 150 full-time faculty. The University was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 2003.

For full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2022. Application materials should highlight the candidate's experience in or plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or service. Applicants should submit materials electronically and include a detailed letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a CV, and a teaching statement. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Any inquiries may be directed to Dr. Mallory Szymanski at

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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