University of Connecticut, History

Position ID:UConn-History-2020240 [#15220, 493664]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Early Modern Global History, 1400-1750
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: History / Ottoman Empire
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/22, finished 2020/04/29, listed until 2020/04/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of History at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of Early Modern Global History, 1400-1750, at the assistant professor level beginning August, 2020. Strong preference will be given to scholars working on Mughal India, but those specializing in other regions of the Persianate world or the Islamicate, particularly the Ottoman Empire, will also be considered. The Department seeks a colleague whose work expands our chronological and geographic coverage while connecting with our current strengths (see The successful candidate must show a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level, and will regularly teach a survey of Premodern or Early Modern Global History together with advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in their area of interest. Development of a strong, ongoing research trajectory through high quality publications, and engagement in service and outreach activities will also be expected.


Earned Ph.D. in history or a related field. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Applicants must show the potential to teach an undergraduate survey course on Premodern or Early Modern World History, to build a successful research record, and be able through their activities to contribute to the History Department’s scholarly community. Applicants must also highlight a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and service. The successful candidate must have a firm grounding in their particular region of specialty, with proven command of languages and sources. Candidates must have completed all the requirements for their doctoral (or equivalent) degree by August 20, 2020.


Research and teaching specialization in Mughal India, or other regions of the Persianate world or the Islamicate, particularly the Ottoman Empire. 


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 2020.  The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.  Please submit letter of application that addresses the criteria for the position, including research, teaching and proficiency in relevant languages. Additional required materials include a curriculum vitae, commitment to diversity statement and a sample article or chapter. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately, with full consideration given to applicants who apply by November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that preliminary interviews will be conducted via teleconference in December 2019.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020240)

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to

Dr. Brendan Kane

History Search Committee Chair

or to

History/Global pre-1750 Search

Department of History, U-4103

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT  06269-4103, U.S.A.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Department of History
241 Glenbrook Road, U-4103
Storrs, CT 06269