The Virginia Military Institute seeks a beginning assistant professor in nineteenth-century U.S. History. Candidates should have a strong commitment to and good preparation for teaching the American Civil War’s causes, course, and consequences. Additional teaching responsibilities include both halves of the United States history survey and upper-level courses in nineteenth-century topics that reflect the applicant’s interest and expertise. The most attractive applicants will be those able to offer an array of courses demonstrating innovative approaches to or perspectives on the nineteenth century and the Civil War.

VMI is a public, four–year, undergraduate military college of approximately 1,700 students, about half of whom accept commissions in the armed forces upon graduation. Teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting is our first priority. Faculty members who are United States citizens wear uniforms and adhere to military customs, but military experience among the faculty is neither required nor expected.

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