Assistant Professor - 19th Century U.S. History - (Tenure-Track)

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Virginia Military Institute seeks a tenure-track beginning assistant professor in nineteenth-century United States History to begin August 2021.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to and good preparation for teaching the history of the south; the most attractive candidates will demonstrate expertise in the history of Virginia, preferably with a social or cultural focus. The teaching load is 3/3, with responsibilities including both halves of the United States history survey and upper-level courses in nineteenth-century topics that reflect the applicant’s interest and expertise.  Candidates should also be prepared to teach departmental service courses including a sophomore-level methods class. All applicants should be prepared to offer courses demonstrating innovative approaches to or perspectives on Virginia, southern, and nineteenth century United States History. 

Minimal requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2021. If the doctorate is not presently in hand, applicants should specifically address when the defense will be held and the dissertation completed. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom, with on-campus visits (pandemic permitting) to follow before the end of April. 

VMI is a public, four–year, undergraduate military college of approximately 1,700 students, about half of whom accept commissions as officers in the armed forces upon graduation. Teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting is our first priority.  Faculty members 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 web site at 

Applicants must complete an online state application and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and an unofficial transcript of all graduate course work on-line at:

Assistant Professor - 19th Century U.S. History - (Tenure-Track) Job Application 

In addition to the materials submitted online through this website, applicants should have three letters of recommendation (including comments on teaching) submitted via InterFolio Dossier. Samples of scholarship not available in JSTOR may be sent as scanned documents via email to Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae, application forms, or any other application material directly to the department. 

Applications will be accepted until midnight 23 April 2021. 

VMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal education 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. VMI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.