Job Details

Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Position Number: 1728571
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - History

History Tenure-Track Faculty

Position Number: F 163
Salary for Announcement: The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Employee Category: Faculty
Department: HIS - History

Position Summary:
The Metropolitan State University of Denver history department is hiring a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Latin American history to begin August 2020. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Latin American history or closely related field, as well as the expertise to teach surveys in U.S. history that focus on race and ethnicity. The department is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per semester. Courses will include broad introductory surveys of Latin America and the United States. The successful candidate may also be expected to teach upper-division courses in their area of expertise, as well as courses that meet the needs of the department. The position also requires a commitment to excellence in teaching a diverse student body; student advising activities; scholarship; and service both within the university and the profession or community.

Required Qualifications:
PhD in history or closely related field, with an emphasis on Latin America. PhD must be conferred by July of 2020.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Demonstrated experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students.
The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the needs of a diverse urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and English-language learners.

Posting Date: 10/24/2019
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Complete applications received by January 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

In order to be considered as an applicant for this position, you must apply via the online application system,

Important Note to Applicants: The application process will involve two requests from candidates. The first step will require the applicant to submit the following documents for consideration.
Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter detailing your qualifications as they relate to the position
References (list of three professional references including contact information)
Unofficial transcripts
Teaching evaluations submitted under other documents in the application

Applicants that move to the next round of the selection process will be required to submit sample syllabi for consideration.

If you are unable to attach copies of the documents requested at the time of application, please submit them via email to Professor Meg Frisbee ( by or before the full consideration date.

Official transcripts will be required of the applicant selected for hire.

To apply, visit

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