University of Connecticut, History

Position ID:UConn-History-496476 [#21877, 496476]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: History
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/06/03, finished 2022/07/18, listed until 2022/07/03)
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 non-tenure track position in early U.S. History at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position for one academic year.

The successful candidate will teach seven courses, in both lecture and writing-intensive seminar formats, across the academic year at the UConn Storrs campus. The teaching load will include up to two sections per semester of the first half of the US history survey. It will also include upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, such as Colonial America, The American Revolution, History of Women and Gender in the U.S. to 1850,  History of Urban America, or other courses listed here:

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, degree received prior to starting date.
  • Specialization in early US 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: Colonial America, Revolutionary America, Early Republic, Gender History.
  • Experience teaching the US history survey.
  • Experience teaching writing-intensive seminars.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. This position does not lead to academic tenure. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will include research and travel funding.


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:

  • A cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • 1-2 sample syllabi (either for courses proposed or courses already taught);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, inclusive pedagogical techniques, and integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research); and
  • Name and email for 3 references (letters will be requested for those candidates selected for interviews)

Please include search #496476 with all correspondence. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be complete by June 20, 2022. Interviews will be conducted by Zoom during the week of June 27, 2022.

For more information regarding the History Department please visit the Department website at

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