Visiting Assistant Professor

Job description

Position Number 1656

Functional Title Visiting Assistant Professor

Position Type Non-Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The History Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer position for the 2018-2019 academic year to teach undergraduate courses in US History and public history and graduate seminars in Museum Studies.

The candidate will work in a thriving public history program in which students receive a Master's degree in History with a concentration in Museum Studies. In particular, he/she will teach courses in U.S. History and public history at the undergraduate level and graduate level courses on the practice of public history and digital history. The Visiting Assistant Professor will also oversee public history capstone projects. Stand-out applicants will have a strong track record in public practice, demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively with public institutions and audiences.

UNCG's program has partnerships with a number of local cultural institutions, including the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, the Greensboro Historical Museum, and the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

UNCG is the most diverse campus in the UNC system, and we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to faculty diversity.

Applications should include a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, as well as a current C.V. and three letters of recommendation.

Applications will be submitted through the UNCGJobSearch system at (Position #1656).

Questions regarding the position should be sent to Dr. James Anderson, [email protected]

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

MA/ABD with at least five (5) consecutive years of professional public history experience,
or hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in History, Public History, American Studies, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, or a related field by August 1, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Recruitment Range Competitive

Org #-Department History - 12210

Job Open Date 03/06/2018

For Best Consideration Date 04/01/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Time Limited

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Reference Letter 2
  3. Reference Letter 3
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  5. Teaching Philosophy

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

To learn more or to apply for this position please visit our UNCGjobsearch website at






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Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 5/25/2018
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