University of Connecticut, History

Position ID:UConn-History-495159 [#18387, 495159]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: History
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/03/30, listed until 2021/04/30)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


The Department of History at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track position in early modern or modern European history at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to two more years.

The successful candidate will teach seven courses, in both lecture and seminar formats, across the academic year at the UConn Hartford campus. The teaching load will include a survey course in Modern Western Traditions each semester and may include Modern World History, Western Traditions Before 1500, or advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in Race & Empire, World, Urban, and/or Gender History.

Centered on teaching, research, and service in and about the global city, the UConn Hartford campus serves a community of approximately 1600 students, including larger first-generation (49%) and minoritized (50%) populations. With a vision of academic excellence focused on community-based, collaborative learning, UConn Hartford plays a critical role in advancing the University’s commitment to innovation, leadership, global engagement, and cultural and intellectual diversity. The Hartford campus offers undergraduate classes in 36 departments and masters, doctoral and certificate programs in four disciplines. Students can complete majors in English, Human Development and Family Sciences, Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, Psychological Sciences, Urban and Community Studies, Digital Marketing & Analytics, Financial Management, and Social Work.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in History.
  • Specialization in early modern or modern European history
  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student body.


  • Research or teaching interests in one or more of the following: Race & Empire, World History, Urban History, and/ or Gender History.
  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, non-traditional, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) college students.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Hartford campus. This position does not lead to academic tenure. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and commitment to effective learning);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, inclusive pedagogical techniques, and integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research); and
  • 3 letters of reference.

Please include the search #495159 with all correspondence. Evaluation of applicants will begin April 28th, 2021.

For more information regarding the History Department please visit the department website at For information regarding UConn Hartford, visit the campus website

Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Sylvia Schafer, Search Committee Chair, via email to

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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

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