Lecturer of United States History (F0285)

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 37,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Job Description:

The Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy of Longwood University invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment as a Lecturer in United States History, with a specialization in African American history, to begin in August 2021. This position will have a reduced teaching load and include research responsibilities for Longwood University's Bicentennial Initiative. Teaching load will be determined by enrollment needs in the history program. In keeping with the university mission to prepare citizen leaders, the Longwood history program has a strong tradition of preparing students to pursue careers in teaching and in public history, particularly within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach the upper-level, one-semester survey in African American History
  • Teach introductory surveys in United States History
  • Conduct research for the University's Bicentennial Initiative, a multi-year endeavor to create a more inclusive and expansive narrative of Longwood's history, one that brings to light the experiences of Black people at the University and reckons honestly with the institution's past. Research projects may include collecting oral histories of Black Longwood alumni and staff or conducting research in nineteenth-century and twentieth-century archival sources to understand the history of race at the institution


An M.A. in United States History, African American History, or closely related field is required. A minimum of 18 hours in History graduate coursework is required. Applicants who are ABD candidates or who have an earned PhD in History will also be considered. Experience teaching African American history or the United States history surveys (pre- and post-1865) is preferred. Research experience that will assist the Bicentennial Initiative, such as skills in oral history or working with nineteenth-century U.S. Southern archival sources, is preferred. A demonstrated ability and commitment to working with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission is required.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, instructional faculty position, one-year appointment. Salary will be $45,000. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy which includes how the candidate serves diverse populations in the classroom, and names and contact details of three references.