Visiting Assistant Professor of History

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Position Number 001682 Functional Title Visiting Assistant Professor of History Position Type Non-Tenure Stream Position Eclass FA - Temporary Academic Yr Faculty University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNCG Department of History creates and disseminates knowledge of history through research, teaching, and public and professional service. Faculty members collaborate with peers around the world; open new lines of historical inquiry; and communicate their discoveries via university courses, publications, scholarly presentations, public projects, and community events. Undergraduates explore the historical development of human societies from a variety of perspectives, thereby acquiring a wide range of practical skills, such as the abilities to gather and analyze primary sources, interpret complex phenomena, and communicate effectively in both writing and speaking. Graduate students train in the methods of historical scholarship and gain broad pre-professional experience in research, pedagogy, and public history. As members of a public institution with a commitment to community engagement, we strive to serve Greensboro, the state of North Carolina, the nation, and the world by cultivating and nurturing wisdom, tolerance, and reason through a deeper understanding of the human experience.

Position Summary

The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro currently is seeking qualified candidates for a one-year full-time position in Latin American History, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, for Academic Year 2019-20. Chronological period and area of specialization are both open, with a preference for candidates who can teach topical courses in World History and who can teach both beginning and advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students. The teaching load for this position is three courses per semester. Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. in history and should provide evidence of strong teaching skills.

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. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

Applications should include a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, as well as a current C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi. For additional information or to apply for this position #1682, please visit our website at

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

Position available August 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin May 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. in history and should provide evidence of strong teaching skills.

Preferred Qualifications Tenure Status Not on Track Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide letters of recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCG Spartan Talent 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 UNCG Spartan Talent system.

Recruitment Range Competitive Org #-Department History - 12210 Job Open Date 04/30/2019 For Best Consideration Date 05/18/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Time Limited Time Limited Duration

August 1, 2019 to May 15, 2020

Number of Months per Year 9 FLSA Exempt ADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

"R" for Rare (0-30%),"O" for Occasional (30-60%),"F" for Frequent (60-90%),"C" for Constant (90-100%).

Physical Effort Reading, Writing, Eye-hand coordination, Hearing, Talking, Standing, Sitting, Walking Work Environment Inside Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
  5. Other Documents
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • SpartanTalent 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)




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Posted: 5/2/2019
Application Due: 6/26/2019
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