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The Department of History at Central Connecticut State University seeks a tenure-track historian of the Islamic World to join the faculty beginning in the fall semester 2022.  The candidate’s geographical and temporal specialty is open.  Each semester, the successful candidate will teach a combination of general education courses, including a survey of Middle Eastern or Islamic World history, and upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in their field of specialization.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the B.A. and M.S. in International Studies and the Minor in Middle Eastern Studies.

 

Required qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. in history or a related field in hand or due to be conferred by July 1, 2022,
  • a record of excellence or potential excellence in teaching, research, service,
  • professional activity that merits appointment as an assistant professor,
  • demonstrated ability or promise of the ability to contribute to the B.A. and M.S. in International Studies, and the minor in Middle East Studies,
  • proficiency in one or more of the major languages of the Islamic World.

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • successful experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Islamic World and World history,
  • demonstrated commitment to participation in interdisciplinary programs,
  • fluency in one or more of the major languages of the Islamic World,
  • ability to contribute to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and/or Religious Studies.

 

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

 

The Community:

Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

 

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by January 12, 2022.

 

To begin the application process, please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select the job advertisement for Assistant Professor, History of the Islamic World and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter describing how the applicant meets all required qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three letters of reference and contact information from individuals who can speak to the specific qualifications required for the position.  References will not be contacted unless a candidate has been chosen as a position finalist, and the candidate will be notified if references are contacted. (Note: If the candidate wishes to maintain the confidentiality of the letters, then letters can be sent directly to Gabriela S. Flores-Erazo at gabriela.s.flores-erazo@ccsu.edu)
  • Full-text example of a research-based scholarly work; finalists may be asked to submit additional scholarly materials.
  • Unofficial transcripts.

 

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email gabriela.s.flores-erazo@ccsu.edu.

 

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/2016-2021%20AAUP%20Contract.pdf
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

 

Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

 

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

 

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Mahony at 860-832-0119 or mahonym@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

 

Contact: For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Mahony at 860-832-0119 or mahonym@ccsu.edu.
Website: https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html
Primary Category: Islamic History / Studies
Secondary Categories: None
Posting Date: 11/15/2021
Closing Date 01/12/2022

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