Assistant Professor of History - 19th-Century U.S. History

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Valparaiso University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, in the Department of History (  Valparaiso University (“Valpo”), a community of learning grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve both church and society.  Located one hour southeast of Chicago on a 310-acre campus, Valpo is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Valpo is consistently recognized as one of the best private universities in the Midwest and is located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a county seat of 30,000 residents with high-quality schools and an active social community.

The successful candidate will teach classes in 19th-century U.S. history, as well as the University’s first-year Humanities Core and elective courses in the candidate’s specialty, typically with a 21-credit teaching load and campus citizenship activities.  An active research agenda is also expected as part of our teacher-scholar faculty model.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in U.S. History or a closely related field.   

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.  In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences.  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at  In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) how you might contribute to the University’s distinctive mission, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student body. Credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2021 for timely consideration.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support its diverse community.  Its entire EOE policy can be found at .




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Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive