Department Chairperson

Hampton University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2023

Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical , liberal arts , and graduate degree programs . In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. The Department of Political Science and History at Hampton University, which houses the BA in Political Science , BA in History , and BA in International Studies degrees, is seeking to fill a position at the Associate or Assistant professor level beginning Fall 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will serve as the chair of the Department of Political Science and History, with overall responsibility for managing the department, to include budget, enrollment, course scheduling, faculty evaluation of teaching effectiveness, as well as for ensuring the department meets goals in the areas of recruitment, retention, internships and placement, and grantsmanship. They should also be committed to teaching, the advisement of students and capable of leading faculty in research and grantsmanship activity. The department chair reports directly to the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education and is part of the School’s leadership team.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate capacity for leadership, an active research agenda, potential for, or record of, externally funded research activity, and commitment to quality teaching and mentoring of students.


The successful candidate must meet the minimum qualifications of holding a Ph.D. in Political Science, History, or International Studies. Leadership and teaching experience at the university level in undergraduate and/or graduate settings, ability to conduct scholarly/funded research and publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and the ability to advise students is required.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a completed Application for Faculty Employment, a cover letter specifically addressing suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, recent teaching evaluations, three professional letters of reference along with contact information, and an official transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree. Applications must be emailed to each of the following :

Dr. Linda Malone-Colon, Dean

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

(757) 727-5400


Dr. David Hunter, Assistant Dean

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Hampton University

(757) 727-5400

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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