University of Connecticut, History

Position ID:UConn-History-495666 [#19600, 495666]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of US History - Stamford
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: History
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/09/15, finished 2022/03/28, listed until 2021/11/18)
Position Description:    

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


The Department of History at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in U.S History at the Stamford campus. Strong preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in Environmental History, Labor History, and/or History of Capitalism. We also welcome candidates with experience in Digital History.

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per year at the Stamford campus, including both halves of the US history survey and advanced undergraduate courses in their area of interest. The candidate will share a deep commitment to effective and inclusive instruction and mentoring for a diverse student population. They may occasionally teach a graduate course in their area of interest at the Storrs campus in lieu of one Stamford course. Development of a strong, ongoing research trajectory through high-quality publications,  engagement in service, and outreach activities will also be expected.

The Department of History has 42 tenure-stream faculty members, 40 graduate students, and 300 undergraduate majors ( In our commitment as a public institution to serve diverse populations, we particularly welcome colleagues from underrepresented or minoritized communities.

UConn Stamford is an urban campus at the center of Fairfield County’s robust business community and 45 minutes from New York by train. The campus serves 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including many first-generation college students. It offers 14 undergraduate majors, including business administration, digital media and design, computer science, and history.

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, 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.


  • Ph.D. in History or related field (or international equivalent) by August 2022
  • Strong research focus aligned with the description above
  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence
  • Commitment to effective and inclusive teaching with a diverse student population


The university seeks candidates with some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Potential for teaching undergraduate courses in environmental history.
  • Strong record of refereed publications
  • Success in securing extramural funding
  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, non-traditional, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) college students.


This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The teaching load includes two courses per semester. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Stamford campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

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


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

  • Cover letter that addresses the criteria for the position, including research and teaching interests;
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Equity and Inclusion statement,
  • Sample journal article or chapter,
  • Three (3) letters of reference.

Please include search number #495666 with all correspondence. The evaluation of applicants will begin November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to submit a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and experience) and sample syllabi.

For questions about this position, please contact the search chair, Brad Simpson

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

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