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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. 


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, please visit, navigate to the position title listed above, and 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  Review of applications will begin January 7th, 2019, and 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