The Department of History Opens Search for Historian of Modern South Asia


The Department of History at Dartmouth College invites applications for a historian of South Asia since 1750, to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2024. Qualified candidates should be able to teach courses on both pre-modern and modern South Asia, as well as upper-level topics courses and specialized seminars.

History faculty regularly collaborate with faculty and students in Asian Studies, Cultures, and Languages (ASCL), and Middle Eastern Studies (MES); the courses taught by a historian of Modern South Asia will generally be cross-listed in those programs. History faculty are engaged in Dartmouth's Leslie Center for the Humanities, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, which all provide contexts for collaboration and support in research and teaching. Further resources for teaching are available through Rauner Special Collections and the Hood Museum of Art. Our teaching mission is supported by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL). We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated ability to contribute to Dartmouth's undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

The Department of History and Dartmouth are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity, that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Applicants should provide a statement addressing how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement will be evaluated as part of the selection process.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in history or a closely related field, or be ABD with degree conferred by the start date. Qualified candidates should show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit all materials electronically via Interfolio (

  1. Letter of application, including description of research and teaching interests,
  2. Curriculum vita,
  3. Statement addressing how the applicant's teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  4. Writing sample.

Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Requests for letters of reference may follow at later stage. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom in mid October. Inquiries may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Leslie Butler (

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