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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Cultural Geography
Colby College

Date Posted Aug. 28, 2018
Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Cultural Geography
University Colby College
Department American Studies
Application Deadline Oct. 10, 2018
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Waterville, ME
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
  • American Studies

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Cultural Geography. Ours is among the oldest American Studies undergraduate majors in the U.S. We are a small, vibrant program with close relations with the programs of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and Cinema Studies, and the departments of Anthropology and Art. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will participate in the dialogue between American Studies and these other programs and departments, and who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity and excellence of the campus community.

We seek candidates with Ph.D.s in American Studies or closely related fields whose scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. cultural geography. The successful candidate will teach, alternately, four or five courses per year, including one or more core courses in the major, Introduction to Digital Humanities, courses on the cultural geography of nearby communities, and electives in their field. Applicants must have a strong record of teaching and scholarship, and must receive their Ph.D. no later than August 2019.

Please submit applications through Interfolio at Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that should include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and a representative sample of current scholarship. Applications received by October 10 will receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted electronically in late October. For further information contact Professor Laura Saltz, Search Committee Chair,

  • Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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  • Teresa Van Deventer
    Colby College
    5320 Mayflower Hill
    Waterville, ME 04901
  • 207 859 5320


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