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Assistant Professor of History

Apply now Posting Number: 492916
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of History

Department/ School:

Department of History, School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History. The selected finalist will have specific expertise in African studies and will teach courses specializing in African history and diaspora.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in history or a related field is required. Specifically, Marist College seeks candidates with the ability to teach African history. 

Essential Functions:

The Assistant Professor of History is responsible for teaching various undergraduate courses, including First Year Seminar: Myths about Africa, Introduction to African Diaspora Studies, and African Civilizations up to 1800, as well as other history courses that are consistent with academic preparation and emerging needs of the school.  The selected candidate must also maintain a high level of professional activity through research and service. 

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and School:

Students in the School of Liberal Arts (SLA) enjoy small class sizes, which lead to active mentorship on the part of our faculty, who direct students to opportunities they might never anticipate before coming here. Students perform original research at the FDR Presidential Museum & Library; present their work at national and international conferences; share their expertise with community partners here in Dutchess County; and complete internships in locations as close as Manhattan or Albany, or internationally through programs in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Through their endless curiosity, hard work, and strategic planning, students--with the help of faculty--prepare themselves to truly make a difference in the world beyond Marist.

At the core of the educational experience at Marist is our distinguished faculty.  Offering both sterling educational credentials and deep professional experience, these talented men and women are deeply dedicated to the education and development of our students.  The members of Marist’s faculty share their knowledge with our students, mentor and encourage them, challenge them to think in new ways, collaborate with them on high-level research, and help them become career-ready.  We hear from countless alumni who reflect back on the significant impact their professors had and continue to have on their lives.  Each and every day, Marist’s faculty prove not only that outstanding teaching and outstanding research can go hand-in-hand, but that great teachers have a lasting impact on their students.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River, and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

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Schedule is dependent on time as required for teaching.

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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