Assistant Professor of South Asian History

Job description

The Department of History, State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track position, assistant professorship in South Asian history from the early modern (ca. 1400) to the contemporary period.

Posting Date: August 17, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin September 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment: August 2017

Description of Responsibilities: Will teach a range of general and upper-level specialized courses as well as the introductory surveys in World History. Demonstrated scholarly activity and a commitment to teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. with specialization within the broad field of Asian History, or ABD with degree completion by Spring 2018.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the ability to cross disciplinary and cultural borders in their research and teaching. The ability to enhance the department’s support to the university’s Gender & Women’s Studies Program and new Digital Humanities minor is also desirable. Demonstrated scholarly activity and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing teaching and research qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Dr. Frank J. Byrne, Department Chair


[email protected]

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department:  The Department of History is a student-centered department of teacher-scholars whose mission is to advance, integrate, apply, and transform scholarship through teaching, research, and community service. Its faculty are committed to preparing our students to be culturally competent in the global community. The department has an undergraduate program that involves approximately 125 majors, and a master program that enrolls about 15 students. In addition, the department plays an active role in supporting the university’s general education and many interdisciplinary programs.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

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Posted: 8/16/2016
Application Due: 10/16/2016
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