Assistant Professor, 19th Century U.S. History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The History Department at Virginia Tech seeks a cultural or intellectual historian of the 19th Century United States for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. Applicants should demonstrate how their scholarship and teaching will contribute to one or more of the department’s strengths in the history of science, technology, health, the environment, migration, or identity. Scholars with a transnational orientation are especially encouraged to apply. A PhD is required at the start of appointment in August, 2012.
The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity,” and the successful candidate must show evidence of a research agenda with the potential to make a significant contribution in her or his field. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s graduate and undergraduate educational missions by teaching innovative courses in 19th century US history and participating in the development of a modern curriculum for today’s student. The normal teaching load in the History Department is two courses per semester. Participation in interdisciplinary PhD programs in the humanities at Virginia Tech is also expected; the History Department is affiliated with ASPECT/Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (www.aspect.vt.edu) and Science and Technology Studies (www.sts.vt.edu). Evidence of an ability to support the department’s commitment to public history at the graduate and the undergraduate level is desirable. A commitment to work effectively with a diverse campus population in support of Virginia Tech’s “Principles of Community” is required.
Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities; Virginia Tech responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers.
Candidates must apply online (listings.jobs.vt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=194247) and upload a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample (post in “other doc”), and a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy (post in “other doc 3”).
Please have three letters of recommendation sent to:
19th century US Search Committee
Department of History (0117)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Screening of applications will begin on November 4, 2011.
Search Chair: Kathleen W. Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Atlantic History / Studies
Childhood and Education
Cultural History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Immigration History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality