Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and History: Tenure Track
Native American Studies and secondarily in the Department of History, Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)
July 1, 2019
Post date: September 14, 2018
The Native American Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Native North American history at the rank of Assistant Professor (Ph.D. expected by time of appointment) to begin fall semester 2019. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment primarily in Native American Studies and secondarily in the Department of History.

We seek an historian with deep training in the indigenous history of North America, specifically in lands that have become the United States and Canada. Candidates for the position should be engaged in active research on the indigenous past, and demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will possess research and teaching interests in the colonial era broadly defined, as well as one or more areas, such as: dispossession and reclamation of land and ecological resources; resistance and revitalization movements; patterns of ethnogenesis and intercultural relations; repercussions of colonial trauma in the contemporary era; the value of oral history and/or ethnohistory in reconstructing the indigenous past; construction of memory. It is also suggested that the candidate will have a specific regional focus within the United States or Canada, such as the Northwest Coast, Great Plains, Northeast, or other region.

Colgate University faculty normally teach five courses annually. The successful candidate will teach courses on the introductory level as well as upper-level electives in the candidate’s areas of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted through: All applications should include a cover letter specifying the applicant's interest in the position and considering how that interest is reflected in the applicant's teaching and research experience. Applicants should also provide a C.V., one article-length writing sample, and three current letters of recommendation. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Applicants should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and/or scholarship might support Colgate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students located in central New York State. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Native American Studies Program may be found at, and about the Department of History at Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, status as a survivor of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other category 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. We will particularly welcome applications from Native American scholars.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site help popup)
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Heather Roller <>
Colgate University
Department of History
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY, 13346
Application Instructions 

Submit applications through webpage:

Review Begins: 
September 1, 2018

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