The Organization

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) is the nation’s leading American history organization dedicated to K–12 education. The Institute’s mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources. Since its founding in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has created powerful and meaningful ways to teach and learn history. Focusing on primary sources, the Institute offers teacher seminars, online courses, exhibitions, digital materials, and print publications that enable students of all ages and backgrounds to study the nation’s past.

The Institute brings the work of today’s leading historians into classrooms and homes around the globe. Through public events, publications, posters, videos, exhibitions, essays, and a dedicated website rich in primary sources, the Institute brings every period of American history to life. The Institute’s diverse education programs, including the acclaimed Hamilton Education Program, provide opportunities to explore five centuries of American history. The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network comprises twelve million students and 90,500 teachers from more than 34,000 schools worldwide.

The Position 

In partnership with Gettysburg College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is currently seeking a historian who can advise and grade students enrolled in online graduate courses in American history. Courses are part of the Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History, a fully online master’s degree program for K–12 educators that averages over 800 enrollments per semester. The Adjunct Section Professor will be asked to work with one or two sections of students (each section capped at 25 students) enrolled in a course designed by a lead Professor who has developed the syllabus and recorded course lectures. 

The right candidate will have a PhD in American history, experience working with online learners, and a passion for K–12 education.

This role reports to the Assistant Director of the MA Program and the Director of Academic Strategy. The position is remote. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Employment starts on May 30, 2024, and ends on August 31, 2024. Candidates with a record of excellent work in this program will be considered for reappointment in future semesters.  

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Moderate student discussion boards
  • Create writing prompts and grade student writing
  • Communicate regularly with enrolled students through email, the learning management system, and Zoom
  • Support students with other tasks as required


  • PhD in American history
  • Knowledge of a variety of American history eras and subfields
  • Experience with Moodle OpenLMS or a similar Learning Management System
  • Experience working with online learners
  • Experience grading student work and delivering targeted feedback in a timely fashion
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A passion for K–12 education and supporting K–12 educators

To Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy in a single file to Please include “Adjunct Section Professor” in the subject line of your email. Please also let us know how you heard about the role. 

GLI will request an official copy of the candidate’s graduate transcript before hiring.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, height, weight, or any other legally protected status. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, GLI encourages you to apply.

Contact Information


Date posted: March 22, 2024