Assistant Professor in the History of European Imperialism, Colonialism, and/or Decolonization, College of Arts & Sciences (23599932470822)

Boston University
September 22, 2023
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The Department of History at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the history of European imperialism, colonialism, and/or decolonization, pending budgetary approval. We welcome candidates specializing in either the early modern or modern period, and this position is geographically open. Scholars working on the European imperial presence in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and South/East Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.

Required Skills

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization. Ph.D. in hand by beginning of employment.


Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, a C.V., and three letters of recommendation to https: // by October 1, 2023. We encourage candidates to address in these materials their past and future contributions to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and other professional activities. Additional materials may be requested of short-listed applicants. Preliminary virtual interviews will be conducted in early November with campus visits anticipated immediately following the Thanksgiving recess. We are committed to reviewing candidacies in the spirit of our department and university's institutional values regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate's current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer's applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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 BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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