Early African American History, Assistant Professor

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Posting Number: TR0180147

About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The History Department at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in August 2019, for scholars of early African American History. North American geographical focus; chronological range spans from the colonial era through the Civil War; specific area of research focus is open.

The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity,” and the History Department also has a strong record of excellence in teaching. The normal teaching load in the History Department is two courses per semester. Members of the department work closely with faculty in transdisciplinary programs, including Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Science and Technology Studies, and ASPECT/Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought. The department houses the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies (civilwar.vt.edu).

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in history or a related discipline by the time of appointment
  • Ability to teach survey courses in early and modern African American history, and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Record demonstrating potential for excellence in research.
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to engage in a campus community working to grow an inclusive culture and practices while building diversity among faculty, staff, and students
  • Strong interest in, and commitment to, working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
  • Interest in contributing to one or more of the department’s strengths in: public history; race and gender; war and society; and the history of science, technology, medicine, and environment.
  • Commitment to the use of emerging technology and new media in teaching and research
  • Potential for obtaining external funding

Must have a conviction check?
Yes

How to apply

Candidates must apply online at jobs.vt.edu and apply to posting TR0180147 and provide a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample (upload under “Other Doc”), a 1-2 page teaching statement, and contact information for three references, who will be invited to submit their letters of recommendation online.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018. For further information, contact Marian Mollin at mmollin@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty

Appointment Type: Regular

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year?
Standard Academic Year

Percent Employment: Full-time

Department: History

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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