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Assistant Professor of History

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut (US)

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, History & Classics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The History Department at Fairfield University seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in contemporary U.S. History, with a specialty in labor and immigration history to begin fall 2025, pending final budgetary approval. We are especially interested in scholars who connect historical patterns and practices with contemporary debates about immigration, asylum, and climate related migration. Teaching responsibilities are three classes (two preps) per semester. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses at all levels of our undergraduate curriculum including introductory courses in modern American history, intermediate survey courses, and advanced seminars in one's specialty. Funding for this position is pending final budget approval.

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service at the university level. We seek candidates who will contribute to the University’s core curriculum priorities of writing across the curriculum, social justice, and interdisciplinarity. Successful candidate should expect to participate in at least one of the university's current interdisciplinary programs: American Studies, Black Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Islamic World Studies, Judaic Studies, Latinx, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 


Ph.D in History required by time of appointment. 

Application Instruction:

To apply, please click “” and submit the following documents no later than September 15, 2024.

  • A curriculum vitae a letter of application the names of three references a statement that explains how you can help to diversify the history department curriculum a chapter length sample of writing  

Please Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents.

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit Catholic institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Along the way, the University has awarded over 45,000 degrees since 1951, developing and supporting a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities. 


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