Assistant Professor, History

Winston Salem, NC
Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor, History

Wake Forest University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of mid-19th century United States history, particularly the era of the Civil War, for appointment beginning July 2018. The teaching and research portfolio for this position includes the period from 1830 to 1877, comprising the Jacksonian era, slavery, the sectional crisis, Civil War, emancipation, and reconstruction. The teaching of an introductory-level World Civilizations course is also required. Excellent teaching of undergraduates and high-quality scholarship are central to Wake Forest’s mission. We expect candidates will have Ph.D. in hand by July 2018.

Interested applicants should apply online with a cover letter, CV, transcript copies, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. Applicants must make arrangements to have three confidential letters of recommendation (in either Word or PDF format) sent to The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Technical problems with submissions may be directed to All materials must be received no later than November 1, 2017. Initial interviews will take place in Washington DC at the AHA in January of 2018.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States