History, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-History-2017310 [#8868, 2017310]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Roman History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Classics / Ancient History
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/02/01, finished 2017/06/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant Professor of Roman History

The Department of History at the University of Connecticut invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in the History of Classical Rome at the assistant professor level beginning August 23, 2017.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Ancient History, together with advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in his/her area of interest. Development of a strong, ongoing research trajectory through high quality publications, and engagement in service and outreach activities will also be expected.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is  in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition such as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in History or a related field, with a specialization in the history of Classical Rome, by the appointment start date. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Applicants must have experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Classical Greek and Roman History, and be able to teach advanced Latin texts. Applicants must show the potential to build a successful research record, and be able through their activities to contribute to the History Department’s scholarly community and commitment to diversity in learning.

Preferred Qualifications

Research and/or teaching interests in the Classical Tradition; Political Thought and Institutions, or Empire Studies.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 2017.  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.

To Apply

Select “Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit an application letter that addresses the criteria for the position; curriculum vitaeteaching statement relevant to courses in history and the history of Classical Rome (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statementcommitment 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 March 1st, 2017. It is anticipated that preliminary interviews will be conducted via teleconference starting the second week of March, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check (Search # 2017310).

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to Prof. Sherri Olson (sherri.olson@uconn.edu), History Search Committee Chair, or to History/Ancient 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.  

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

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