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University of Connecticut

Location: StamfordCT 06901 Document ID: A4503-0MD4 Posted on: 2010-12-1612/16/2010 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Ph.D.2011-02-14

Asst. Professor-Africa, Caribbean, Latin America

The History Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at the Stamford Campus beginning August 23, 2011. The successful candidate will enhance the range of the undergraduate History major; will teach courses in areas of specialization, related fields, and general education; and will have the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary programs in American Studies, Women s Studies, General Studies, and/or Honors Seminars. The Stamford Campus is enlivened by a diverse student population including returning adults, veterans, first-generation to college, and first and second generation in the U.S. For more on the campus see:

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in history (or foreign equivalent) by start date; research specialization in Africa, Caribbean, or Latin America; and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach World History, African American or U.S. Latino/a History, and/or other diasporic/transnational thematic courses; strong interest in teaching and mentoring students at a regional campus with a diverse undergraduate population; and demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

History faculty at regional campuses are full members of the History Department based at the Storrs campus ( ). Opportunity may exist to teach courses at the campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Storrs, Torrington, or Waterbury. Salary will be commensurate with candidate s qualifications and experience.

Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter, and a statement of teaching philosophy using Husky Hire ( Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Stamford History Search, History Department, University of Connecticut, 241 Glenbrook Rd, Unit 2103, Storrs, CT 06269-2103. Applicants who submit materials by January 28, 2011, will receive preference in the screening process. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.