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Visiting Assistant Professor (History) - 2420

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina
Commensurate with Education and Experience
Posted Date
Oct 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invites applications for a two-year term position as a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach courses in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. The History Department is a collegial and supportive community with a strong record of award-winning teaching, publication, and service. We welcome applicants who are interested in contributing to our diverse campus community. Additional information about the university ( and department ( is available online.

UNC Pembroke, part of the University of North Carolina system, is among the most diverse universities in the South and is a master’s level institution with a student population of 8,318 in various graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs. Originally founded in 1887 for the people of the Lumbee Tribe, UNC Pembroke has grown rapidly in recent years and today is one of the most ethnically and racial diverse universities in the eastern United States. With small class sizes, a low student-faculty ratio and one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, UNCP is a growing university that empowers students to go on to live vibrant, fulfilling lives.

Course load for this position is 4-4. In addition to teaching one specialized course per semester, the potential hire can expect to contribute to the general education survey load in the department by offering three sections of World Civilizations prior to 1500.

The position comes with full benefits, some support for conference participation, and eligibility for supplemental research funds.

We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrable dedication to undergraduate education and with an appreciation of the regional service mission of a mid-sized university. The cover letter should describe previous teaching activities, highlight innovative and adaptive teaching practices, and experience with supporting a broad population of students. See this link for a complete list of our course offerings:

Application InstructionsInterested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
Materials should be submitted through the UNCP Online Employment System ( Questions may be directed by email to, or by mail to Dr. Ryan K. Anderson, Department of History, UNC Pembroke, One University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510. Review of materials will begin on December 14, 2022.  We will request additional materials such as recommendations, syllabi, and a detailed teaching statement once necessary.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  

· Candidates must hold a PhD degree in European History by August 2023.

· Possess a record of undergraduate teaching experience.

· Maintain a schedule of office hours.

· Attend department meetings and engage in service that is appropriate and beneficial to a VAP.

Management Preferences:  

Possess a record of undergraduate teaching experience.

Ability to teach undergraduate classes in multiple modalities: face-to-face, online, blended, and hybrid formats.

Ability to teach HST 3230: The Middle Ages and/or HST 3270 Early Modern Europe during the first year of hire.

Ability to offer courses in the History of the Middle East and/or History of the Mediterranean World.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process. 

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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