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Assistant/Associate Professor of African American History (F0285)

Longwood University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Longwood University: 

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.  

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville.  Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.


Job Description:

The Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy of Longwood University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in African American History (F0285) to begin in August 2022. In keeping with the university mission to prepare citizen leaders, the Longwood history program has a strong tradition of preparing students to pursue careers in teaching and in public history, particularly within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Following on the report of the Virginia Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth, the department seeks to expand its long-standing commitment to teaching African American history.  

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in African American history, as well as contribute to the department’s upper-level course offerings in post-1865 American history. In addition the successful candidate will teach sections of our two-part American History survey, which is part of Longwood’s distinctive Civitae Core Curriculum. The successful candidate would also have opportunities to contribute to Longwood’s partnership with the Moton Museum and to a new minor in Race and Ethnic Studies. An active research agenda, including working with undergraduate students, is expected.

In addition to the primary responsibility of in person teaching, faculty are also expected to advise students effectively, to make service contributions, and to engage in scholarship and professional activity, including undergraduate research. 



A completed Ph.D. in United States or African American History is required. Well-qualified ABD candidates will be considered but must be on track to have all degree requirements completed by August 2022. Ability to contribute to department offerings in post-1865 United States history preferred. Ability to support the concentrations in Teacher Preparation in History and Social Science or in Public History preferred. A demonstrated ability and commitment to working with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission is required.


Additional Information:

This is a full-time, tenure-track, instructional faculty position.  Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.  Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  A successful criminal background investigation is required.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA


Application Instruction:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (where it says Resume) a single PDF attachment that includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching interests and philosophy that includes how the candidate serves diverse populations in the classroom, and names and contact details of three references. Link to apply

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