Assistant Professor of History

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of History
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

Assistant Professor, U.S. History before 1865. The Department of History seeks a candidate whose primary field is U.S. history before 1865, who can teach courses in U.S. women’s and gender history and the history of sexuality. A secondary field in modern European history is a plus. There may be an option to request a shortened probationary period for more experienced candidates.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in history, American Studies, African-American Studies, Women’s or Gender studies, or related discipline by the time of appointment—August 15, 2018. ABD candidates with a completion date by August 15, 2018 will be considered. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent teaching, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to show evidence of scholarly achievement and promise.

Preferred Qualifications
Diversity Statement

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.

University Information

The University of Hartford offers personal attention associated with a small college, enhanced by the expertise, breadth, and intellectual excitement of a university. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring knowledge, skills and values necessary to thrive in and contribute to a pluralistic, complex world.

College Information

The College of Arts and Sciences is the University’s largest college with 23 undergraduate majors, 24 minors, 7 graduate programs and many interdisciplinary offerings. The College includes a faculty of 115 full-time teachers and scholars, 24 staff, and a student body of 1,300 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.

The University of Hartford is located within greater Hartford, an area rich in cultural and recreational activities, and is within driving distance from metropolitan Boston and New York.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F007P
Open Date 10/18/2017
Close Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should apply by November 17, 2017 online at: Dossiers must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference (provide referees email addresses and the system will ask them for confidential letters), writing sample, graduate transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, and teaching portfolio (sample syllabi, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness). Questions may be addressed to Warren Goldstein, Chair, Department of History, at Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until a successful candidate has been selected. The Search Committee will conduct Skype interviews in November and hopes to invite finalists to campus for interviews and a teaching demonstration before the end of the fall term.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Teaching Portfolio
  6. Samples of Scholarly Work/Publications
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation
  2. Transcripts