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Assistant Professor, Modern South Asian History

History Department
Urbana, Illinois
Salary competitive
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Modern South Asian History:

The Department of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Modern South Asian History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2024. We welcome applications from scholars whose research explores any topic, region, or period within that specialization. Priority will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests show a deep engagement with South Asia as a colonial, national, postcolonial and/or global formation, 1750 to 1947. All thematic emphases are welcome, including environmental history, colonialism and post-colonialism, transnational or global history, digital history, religion, labor, migration, diaspora, and gender and sexualities.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

Completed Ph.D. in History or related area required; publication and teaching experience preferred. Salary competitive.

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To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also include a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students.   We ask that all documents be uploaded in a single .pdf file as an upload in the “Resume/CV” section.


Letters of reference will be requested after the initial screening. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Additional materials may be solicited later from candidates advancing in the process.  To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 2, 2023.

Questions about the position may be directed to  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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