Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern European History

Hollins University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022

(posted 12/6/22)

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, two-year position beginning July 1, 2023. Please visit this web page ( ) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

Position and Qualifications

The teaching load for the year will be six classes (typically three classes per semester). 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, 2023 and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, particularly 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.

About Hollins

Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins University prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.

Application Process

Screening of candidates will begin on January 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  • A cover letter that includes information about your teaching philosophy, your approach to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, and how you promote inclusivity and anti-racism in your teaching, research, and/or service; and
  • A curriculum vitae.
Candidates advanced to the second phase of review will be invited to submit the following materials:
  • A sample syllabus;
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities); and
  • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.
Applicants should submit materials via this web page ( ). The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search chair Rachel Nunez ( ).

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

For more information about Hollins, please visit our website ( ).

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