Regis University — Assistant Professor of American History

Position Summary: The History and Politics Department of Regis College invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 2018. The department is seeking a scholar of American history and is open to any periodization or specialization. The successful candidate will be required to annually teach one section of HS 223 History of the United States to 1877 in the fall and one section of HS 224 History of the United States since 1865 in the spring. Beyond that the successful applicant will have the flexibility to teach upper-division history courses for the major in the categories of “National/Regional Histories” and “Topical and Thematic Histories” or possibly teach integrative core courses for Regis College. The standard teaching load is 4:3 or 3:3.

In addition to teaching, academic advising is an important part of a faculty member’s workload. Regis is a Jesuit liberal arts college where care for the whole person (cura personalis) is a key element of our academic community. Candidates should also have an active research agenda. While Regis values research (and a record of sustained scholarship is required for tenure), a commitment to inclusive teaching and advising is essential. In addition, the successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to work with diverse student populations.

About the Department: The Regis University History and Politics Department is housed in Regis College, a Jesuit Catholic liberal-arts college in Denver, Colorado which serves primarily traditional-age undergraduates. Students from across the university take history courses, and all undergraduates in four of the university’s colleges are required to take one introductory history course (200-level) as a core requirement. The History and Politics department offers majors and minors in history, politics and political economy, as well as a minor in oral history. Members of the department are also currently active with Regis’ Center for the Study of War Experience and teach in several inter-disciplinary programs such as Peace and Justice Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies. They also have a record of excellence in regard to the University’s goals around diversity and inclusion. The successful applicant’s primary responsibility is teaching history courses, but integrative and experiential learning methods are valued.

Position Requirements: Minimum qualifications include: a PhD in History by 1 August 2018; and a demonstrated ability or potential for high quality teaching and outstanding accomplishments in the field of history.

Application: Electronically submit (1) a letter of application (cover letter) summarizing your interest and qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three references, and (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, to Letters of recommendation, writing samples and academic transcripts will be requested of semifinalists and should not be submitted with the initial application.

Applications received by November 1 will be given priority consideration. After a first round of interviews during the first week of December semi-finalists will be asked to submit further application materials and a statement in response to the Regis University mission. Finalists will be selected by the end of January and on-campus interviews will be conducted in February. Position offered pending final administrative approval.

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Ethan Sanders, Chair of the History Search Committee, at

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