Visiting Assistant Professor of American History

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Visiting Assistant Professor of American History
Division College of Arts and Sciences
Department History
FLSA Status Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)
Work Schedule
If Other (provide months)
Full Time vs Part Time Full Time
Appointment Term
If Term, specify number of years 3 years
Primary Function

The Department of History of The University of the South invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor in the history of North America before 1860. The appointment begins August 2018, and there is the possibility of extension for two additional years beyond the original three. Areas of specialization other than the American South and African American history are preferred.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching load for this position is six courses per year. The successful candidate will teach the U.S. History survey and courses in their fields of expertise.

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)

Education

A Ph.D. in history or in a related field in hand by August 1, 2018 is required.

Experience

The successful candidate will show evidence of effective classroom teaching and a commitment to scholarly research and publication.

Special Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation.* A teaching dossier consisting of sample syllabi and course evaluations is also desirable. All application materials must be submitted through the online portal no later than November 15, 2017.

*Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Kleinfeld, Assistant for Finance and Administration, at fachire@sewanee.edu.

The department will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association meeting in Washington, D.C. in January 2018.

Please direct questions regarding the position to the chair of the department, Professor Woody Register (wregiste@sewanee.edu).

Work Environment

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office, classroom, lecture hall, auditorium, laboratory, and/or other University facilities.

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. CV
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Syllabi
  3. Teaching Evaluation
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Miscellaneous 1
  7. Miscellaneous 2