Visiting Assistant Professor (History)

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Job description

Visiting Assistant Professor

South Asian History (16th Century to Present)

Department of History


The Department of History at the University of Cincinnati seeks a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 15, 2018, to teach courses on South Asian History from the 16th century to the present. The successful candidate will also teach Asian and World history surveys as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her specialty, which may include gender, religion, politics, colonialism and its continuing legacies, Hinduism, the Islamic World, Islam in South Asia, and History of the Indian Ocean World. The candidate will be expected to conduct research and publish actively in the field of South Asian history and contribute to the mission and service of the Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.

Minimum Qualifications include a Ph.D. in History by the time of appointment, evidence of scholarly publications in South Asian history, as well as three years of teaching experience at the university level. The successful candidate will have a 2-3 semester teaching load, or service equivalent. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled

How to apply

Applicants should submit the following required materials: a current copy of your CV; and a cover letter, a brief writing sample, two sample syllabi and a one-page statement on their commitment to diversity and inclusion as it pertains to your teaching, research, mentoring and/or service activities to the University’s electronic application system at (search for Requisition #28283). Please submit the required documents by attaching them as “Additional Documents” in our hiring system.

Three letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to the Search Chair, South Asian Search Committee, Department of History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0373. For full consideration, applications must be received by April 30.

The University of Cincinnati is an urban public research university with an enrollment of over 45,000 students and an AA/EEOC employer which encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 42,000 students.