Claremont McKenna College — Assistant Professor, South Asian History

Posting ID: 16073
Position Title: Assistant Professor, South Asian History
Category: Tenure-track
Department: History
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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 (

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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