Assistant Professor in History


22 Oct 2023
Job Information

Research Field
Religious sciences
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
United States
Application Deadline
20 Nov 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Assistant Professor in History – 31520 Faculty

The Department of History at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, seeks an Assistant Professor on the Tenure Track in Ancient History with a focus on the Mediterranean world including West Asia and North Africa. The successful candidate is expected to teach both introductory survey courses and upper-division electives in Ancient History, as well as graduate seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in subfields, including, but not limited to, gender history, environmental history, military history, human-animal studies, and mythology. We highly encourage candidates who can bring novel topics and innovative methodologies to apply for this position.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here: .

The city, which was recently ranked as the number nine Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2023, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page: .

Work Location: On-site

Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the emergency.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Generally starting at $60,000-$63,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

    Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance REMOVE FOR 9-MO FACULTY OR TEMPORARY POSITIONS, CHANGE BASED ON EMPLOYMENT GROUP: Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month) Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10% Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment TENURE TRACK FACULTY ONLY: Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Tentative Search Timeline:

    Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 20th, 2023 by 5:00pm MST. However, this posting will remain open until filled. The potential dates for first round of interviews will be the week of November 27th, 2023. The potential employee start date is August 12, 2024.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodation at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

    PhD in History or a closely related field. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Employees must be able to communicate with students, faculty, and staff and conduct research and/or produce scholarship/creative work.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demand.
Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by November 20th, 2023 by 5pm MST will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. (job #: 31520) • Official transcripts will be required upon hire. • Have by August 12, 2024 a terminal degree in a field relevant to the position. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] . Job-related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact, Yang Wei, [email protected] . The successful candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon hire. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s) Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting: 1. A current CV/Resume. 2. Cover letter. 3. Unofficial transcripts. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 — Colorado Springs Campus – 40073 – LAS-History

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 20, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Yang Wei Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00482512

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