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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Military History – International Violence or Game Studies

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Military History – International Violence or Game Studies

The Department of History at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Military History in any geographical area or period with expertise to support studies in international violence or Game Studies. The Department consists of 29 full-time faculty members dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education at the MA level.

The College of Arts and Letters, in which the Department of History is located, enrolls over 3400 undergraduate majors and about 150 graduate students across ten academic units in the humanities, social sciences, and communication studies. Home to several interdisciplinary centers and institutes, the College employs 270 full-time faculty. It is a university leader in student and faculty diversity and belonging and has made significant faculty investments in racial and social justiceLatinx studies, and African-American studies. It embraces the teacher-scholar model, supporting excellent teaching, innovative service, and strong programs of research and creative inquiry across the disciplines. The College provides rich opportunities for faculty to collaborate across the College and the entire university.

The hiring for this position aligns with JMU’s commitment to faculty diversity and advances its commitment to an anti-racist agenda throughout Academic Affairs. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose teaching and research intersect with the College of Arts and Letters’ programs in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD), Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies (LAXC), and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching duties include introductory, upper-level and graduate courses in Military History, topical courses related to the successful candidate’s areas of specialization, and contributions to the General Education Program. The position provides opportunities for collaboration across the College of Arts and Letters, with ROTC, the Center for Global Engagement, and in Digital Initiatives housed in our innovative History Studio that supports projects utilizing digital tools.


PhD in hand by August 2023 is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate their commitment to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive and just environment with their research, teaching and service, and their potential to teach in small and large classroom settings.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F1981 or go to Salary is commensurate with experience. Review of completed applications will begin October 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the position contact the search chair, Dr. Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, at

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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