Assistant Professor, South Asian History

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Claremont McKenna College
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Claremont, CA

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Position DetailsPosting ID:16073Position Title:Assistant Professor, South Asian HistoryCategory:Tenure-trackDepartment:HistoryDepartment URL:http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/hist/Description:The History Department at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in South Asian history, period and research specialization open. The department is particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching interests situate South Asian history within a larger regional and global context. The successful candidate must be able to offer a range of courses, including broad overviews and topical colloquia on key themes of South Asian history, and will be expected to participate in the History Department’s thematic tracks and in the Claremont College consortium's program on Asian Studies. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment and demonstrate a clear trajectory for research contributions to the field. The appointment commences July 1, 2022.

We seek a historian committed to excellence in both scholarly research and undergraduate teaching. We especially welcome a candidate who adopts an inclusive pedagogy and can mentor a diverse population of students drawn from Claremont McKenna and the broader Claremont consortium. Procedures
and Timetable:Please upload a cover letter addressing your research interests and teaching experience, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, three brief descriptions of possible courses, and an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter. Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of three references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter. Review of complete applications will begin on September 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Heather Ferguson ([email protected]).

CMC is a highly selective institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. CMC is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which also include Pomona, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, the Claremont Graduate University, and the Keck Graduate Institute for Applied Science. Collectively, The Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of over 40 historians and 6,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. As Claremont McKenna College continues the work necessary to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education. Claremont McKenna hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation. Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.

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As one of the nation's most selective private liberal arts colleges, CMC sits among the intellectually-stimulating, socially-fulfilling, seven-college community known as The Claremont Colleges, a system modeled after England's Oxford University. Founded in 1946, CMC is the youngest of the nation's top colleges and enrolls approximately 1,200 students.

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) educates its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in economics, government and public affairs. CMC's strong grounding in the liberal arts, together with its emphasis on economics, government, and international relations, attracts students who approach education pragmatically and who intend to make a difference in the world. With this broad-based foundation graduates leave CMC well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Many go on to pursue careers in law, business, government, foreign service, international relations, public policy, museum administration, science and education, or to pursue graduate study.

The College's cutting-edge research institutes provide students unprecedented opportunities to work alongside their professors and discover how what they learn in the classroom links to life in the world behond. The world comes to Claremont McKenna through a vibrant and renowned speakers series in which world leaders, thinkers, artists and visionaries visit campus through the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and other public programming.

In September 2007, Robert A. Day, the Founder and Chairman of The TCW Group, Inc., pledged a $200 million personal gift to establish the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and its unique programs. This was the largest recorded gift to a liberal arts institution, the largest gift in the field of finance and economics, and among the top 20 largest gifts ever given to a college or university. Through his generosity, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance now offers multiple programs, including a Master of Arts in Finance degree.

While many other colleges champion either a traditional liberal arts education with emphasis on intellectual breadth, or training that stresses acquisition of technical skills, Claremont McKenna College offers a clear alternative. Instead of dividing the liberal arts and the working world into separate realms, education at Claremont McKenna is rooted in the interplay between the world of ideas and the world of events. By combining the intellectual breadth of the liberal arts with the more pragmatic concerns of public affairs, CMC helps students to gain the vision, skills, and values necessary for leadership in all sectors of society.

In addition to its dedication to teaching and learning, the College is a center for scholars who are engaged in research that can enlighten a society intent on finding solutions to its economic, political, social, and environmental problems. Ongoing research at CMC is contributing to the body of knowledge in areas such as the effects of government regulations upon the economy, toxic waste, juvenile justice, changes of enzyme systems in humans, and the ecology of desert regions.

The Research Institutes are perhaps our clearest example of the linkages forged at CMC between research, teaching and learning. Here, students serve as assistants to, and collaborators with, their teachers, co-authoring scholarly articles and presenting papers to academic bodies, corporations, political organizations and government agencies. They test theories in the public marketplace and actively seek answers to questions of broad social importance.

In recent years CMC has gained national recognition as one of the top liberal arts colleges in America. This recognition can be attributed, in part, to CMC's mission which acknowledges its obligation for service to the larger scholarly community through faculty contact with business and with government, a process that enriches both the outside world and the campus itself. Also contributing to CMC's national reputation are the accomplishments of its almost 8,000 alumni. Today, about seventy percent of CMC's graduates go on to advanced degrees at prestigious institutions, and one in eight graduates holds a position in top management.

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