Overview

The Department of History at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin August 2019. We seek candidates with research and teaching capabilities in African American History or Native American History before 1800 and who can contribute to one or more of the department’s four thematic strengths: gender and kinship, imperial and post-colonial societies, labor and political economy, and war and society. The successful candidate will teach introductory surveys in American history as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialty.

Qualifications

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in History or a closely related field at the time of appointment, ability to provide excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a record of scholarly publications, and potential to secure external research funding.

To apply, upload a letter of application describing your research and teaching interests and abilities, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of scholarship. In addition, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the chair of the search committee, Jason Phillips at Jason.Phillips@mail.wvu.edu. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

WVU is a land grant institution enrolling over 29,000 students and has a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity. The normal teaching load for research productive faculty in History is two courses per semester. For additional information, contact Jason Phillips at Jason.Phillips@mail.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.