Hollins University, Academic Affairs
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History in Early Modern Europe and the World. Both entry-level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2024. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.
Position and Qualifications
Applications are welcomed from candidates with teaching and research interests in early modern European history (ca. 1350-1750) and Europe’s connections with the wider world. Desired subfields include gender and sexuality, environmental history, empire and colonialism, history of science, history of medicine, public history, or digital history. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in history or a related discipline must be in hand by June 30, 2024.
The teaching load for this position is six courses per year. The successful candidate will introduce a variety of courses for majors and non-majors that will build the department’s curriculum to reflect current trends in the history of early modern Europe’s global interconnections. Additional duties include service to the department and university, such as student mentorship and advising; supervision of undergraduate internships, research, and theses; and active participation in campus-wide faculty governance. The successful candidate will be committed to excellent academic advising and mentoring of students, including those of underrepresented populations, within and beyond the classroom.
The History program at Hollins focuses not only on teaching students how to read critically and write clearly; a primary goal of the curriculum is to design inclusive courses aimed at providing all students with the opportunity to discover themselves through knowledge of history. In recent years, we have made significant progress in diversifying our curriculum, adding courses in areas such as global slavery, poverty, transgender, and queer history. We aim to hire a candidate who will help us continue to meet our goals of building a diverse and inclusive curriculum.
The History department is an important contributor to other programs at Hollins, including a new general education curriculum and majors in Gender and Women’s Studies, International Studies, Environmental Studies, and Public Health. Applications are especially welcomed from candidates interested in furthering these interdisciplinary collaborations.
Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins University prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.
Screening of candidates will begin October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A cover letter describing teaching and research interests and detailing progress toward the Ph.D. with an expected completion date no later than June 30, 2024 if not in hand at the time of application;
- A curriculum vitae; and
- A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses your approach to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds and how you promote inclusivity and anti-racism in your teaching, writing, research, and/or service.
Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:
- A teaching statement;
- An article or chapter-length writing sample;
- Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on teaching experience and abilities); and
- Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.
Applicants should submit materials to email@example.com. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search chair Dr. Rachel Nuñez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all gender; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit materials to email@example.com
|Primary Category:||European History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Early Modern History and Period Studies
World History / Studies
Modern European History / Studies