Visiting Assistant Professor of American History before 1860

Sewanee, Tennessee
Sep 21, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of History of The University of the South invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor in the history of North America before 1860. The appointment begins August 2018, and there is the possibility of extension for two additional years beyond the original three. Areas of specialization other than the American South and African American history are preferred. 

Teaching load for this position is six courses per year. The successful candidate will teach the U.S. History survey and courses in their fields of expertise. A Ph.D. in history or in a related field in hand by August 1, 2018 is required.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation.* A teaching dossier consisting of sample syllabi and course evaluations is also desirable. All application materials must be submitted through the online portal at no later than November 15, 2017.

*Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at

The department will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association meeting in Washington, D.C. in January 2018.

Please direct questions regarding the position to the chair of the department, Professor Woody Register (

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment. 

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.