The History Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia
invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern
European History (after 1800). This is a full-time, one-year leave
replacement position beginning July 1, 2021.
The teaching load for the year will be six classes (typically three
classes per semester, though there may be an opportunity to
contribute a class during the January short term). Teaching
responsibilities will include a variety of courses at the
introductory and advanced levels. Additionally, candidates will be
expected to help with the supervision of senior theses in their
area of specialization. The successful candidate will possess
expertise in the history of interactions between Europe and the
wider world, and will demonstrate the ability to emphasize
comparative, transnational, and/or global perspectives in their
teaching. Desired specializations include, but are not limited to,
the following themes: empire and colonialism, gender and sexuality,
migration, science, medicine, technology, and environment.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in history in hand by July 1, 2021 and
a strong record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants
must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to
teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution.
Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success
working with diverse populations, and share Hollins’ commitment to
preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly
diverse, global society. Final candidates will be subject to a
criminal history background check.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum
vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, three letters
of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial
transcripts are acceptable) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how
their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure
the success and inclusion of all members of its community. Review
of applications will begin January 25, 2021, and will continue
until the position is filled.