Assistant Professor, International History, Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute

Job type: tenure track

Application deadline: October 5, 2018


The Virginia Military Institute seeks a tenure-track beginning assistant professor of international history with a non-United States focus, beginning in August 2019. Candidates should be well-prepared to teach at least two upper-division courses on a non-United States subject. Applications by candidates also capable of teaching an upper-division course in environmental history, history of technology, or comparative history of religion are especially welcome. Other teaching responsibilities include both halves of VMI’s Core Curriculum course in World History. Teaching load: 3 courses per semester; enrollments are capped at 22 students or less per section.

Minimum requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2019.  Teaching experience is essential. The most attractive applicants will have a genuine interest in being part of a vibrant teaching department that is responsible for a required two-semester core curriculum World History course. We expect our faculty members to continue demonstrating active research interests in their topical specialty, to include working in relevant foreign languages. Preliminary Skype interviews with long-list candidates will precede fuller interviews at the AHA annual meeting in Chicago.

VMI is a public, four-year, undergraduate military college of approximately 1,700 students, about half of whom accept commissions in the armed forces upon graduation. Teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting is our first priority. Faculty members who are United States citizens wear uniforms and adhere to military customs, but military experience among the faculty is neither required nor expected. For more information about VMI and the Department of History, please visit our website.

Applicants must complete an online state application and submit letters of interest and curricula vitae online by clicking here.

Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation (including comments on teaching), an unofficial transcript of all graduate course work, and samples of scholarship not readily available in electronic format sent directly to: Search Committee, Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae or application forms directly to the department.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, 5 October 2018.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.

Posted: August 24, 2018