University of Connecticut, History

Position ID:UConn-History-496755 [#22499, 496755]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Early Modern European History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: History
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/08/26, finished 2023/04/22)
Position Description:    

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


The Department of History at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early Modern Europe (1350-1700). Geographic specialization is open, excluding England and Ireland. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following areas: Renaissance or Reformation history, history of science, history of medicine, or global connections of Europe. We are also interested in candidates with strong language abilities and, relatedly, teaching and research interests that can deepen connections with the Literatures, Cultures, Languages, and English Departments.

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per year at the Storrs campus, including an undergraduate lecture (either HIST 1200 Early Modern Global History or HIST 1300 Western Traditions before 1500) and advanced undergraduate or graduate 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. Development of a strong, ongoing research trajectory through high-quality publications, and engagement in service and outreach activities will also be expected

The Department of History has 41 tenure stream faculty members, 5 non-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 minority communities.

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. in history or a related field (or international equivalent) by August 2023.
  • Strong research focus aligned with the description above.
  • Commitment to effective and inclusive teaching with a diverse student population.


  • Strong record of refereed publications.
  • Success in securing extramural funding.
  • Aptitude for teaching introductory lecture courses.
  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, non-traditional, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) college students.
  • Ability to teach tutorials in Latin or another relevant research language.


This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. Teaching load includes two courses per semester. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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 the search number #496755 with all correspondence. The evaluation of applicants will begin on October 6, 2022, 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, Brendan Kane

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