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Lexington, VA 24450

Assistant Professor of History

19th Century US:  The Virginia Military Institute seeks a beginning assistant professor in 19th Century US History.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to, and good preparation for, teaching upper level courses on the American Civil War, covering the causes, course, and consequences of that conflict. Other teaching responsibilities include both halves of the American history survey.  The most attractive applicants will be those who have additional expertise for teaching other major topical courses, such as the rise of industrial America, immigration, the American West, women's history, or African American history.

Minimal requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2013.Teaching experience is essential.  If the doctorate is not presently in hand, applicants should specifically address when the defense will be held and the dissertation completed.  Closing date: 1 November 2012.  Initial interviews will be held at the AHA Convention in New Orleans.

VMI is a public, four–year, undergraduate military college of approximately 1,500 students, about half of whom accept commissions in the armed forces upon graduation.  Teaching excellence is our first priority.  Faculty members wear uniforms and adhere to military customs but military experience is neither required nor expected.  The school is the principal institutional sponsor of The Journal of Military History.  We are located in Lexington, adjacent to Washington and Lee University, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley region.  For more information about VMI and the Department of History, please visit our Web site at

Applicants must submit letters of interest and curricula vitae on-line at: 

However, applicants should also have three letters of recommendation, an unofficial transcript of all graduate course work, and samples of scholarship not readily available in electronic format sent directly to: Search Committee, Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450.  Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae or application forms directly to the department.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. 

Closing Date:  2 November 2012