Assistant Professor of History

Job description

The Department of History at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in early American history at the assistant professor level beginning July 1, 2019.

The teaching load will include both semesters of U.S. history, as well as advanced elective courses in U.S. history before 1865.  Strong preference will be given to candidates with research interests and teaching experience in the following areas: African-American history, the history of slavery, and/or comparative race relations. Additional consideration will be given to candidates whose courses also contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary programs (Gender & Women’s Studies, International Studies, and Environmental Studies).  The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.  Other duties include advising students, supervising students doing senior projects, and participating in department and university service.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements: Ph.D. in history in-hand by July 1, 2019, evidence of scholarly promise, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level.  Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution.  Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion, and applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations.  Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population. 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to [email protected]. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to every undergraduate student for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and guarantees access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae network. 

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.




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Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
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