University of Connecticut, History

Position ID:UConn-History-497876 [#25901, 497876]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Roman History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: History
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/09/25, finished 2024/03/18, listed until 2023/10/25)
Position Description:    

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

INTRODUCTION

The Department of History at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Roman History at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 23, 2024. Chronological focus is open, from early Rome to Late Antiquity.

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per year at the Storrs campus, including a large undergraduate survey course (likely HIST 1300 Western Traditions before 1500), upper-level and graduate courses in their area of expertise, and core courses in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum (see Course Catalog here: https://catalog.uconn.edu/directory-of-courses/course/hist/). The candidate will also work closely with the Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies program in the Literatures, Cultures, and Languages Department. 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 40 tenure stream faculty members, 4 non-tenure stream faculty members, 40 graduate students, and 300 undergraduate majors (https://history.uconn.edu). In our commitment as a public institution to serve diverse populations, we particularly welcome colleagues from underrepresented or minoritized 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, 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in History, Classics, or a related field (or international equivalent), by August 2024.
  • Strong research focus in Roman history and evidence of research productivity.
  • Ability to teach graduate seminars and advise qualifying examinations and dissertations in a doctoral program.
  • Ability to teach advanced Latin texts.
  • Commitment to effective and inclusive teaching with a diverse student population.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Record of effort to secure extramural funding.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 2024. 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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25901. Please submit an application letter that addresses the criteria for the position; curriculum vitaeteaching statement (including teaching philosophy, experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and a sample article or chapter. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three or more 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 October 23, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually in November 2023. 

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to Prof. Brendan Kane (brendan.kane@uconn.edu), History Search Committee Chair, or to History/Rome Search, Department of History, U-4103, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT  06269-4103, U.S.A.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.  


All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.


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:
http://history.uconn.edu/
email address
 
University of Connecticut
Department of History
241 Glenbrook Road, U-4103
Storrs, CT 06269