The History Department and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee invite applications for an assistant, tenure-track professorship in the history of gender and/or sexuality and American history to begin in August 2020. This joint appointment in History and Women’s and Gender Studies is open to scholars in any chronological field of American history who also specialize in the history of gender and/or sexuality. We encourage candidates whose research and teaching agendas focus on issues of race, class and ethnicity and who deploy feminist methodologies in their work to apply.

The standard teaching load is five courses a year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate survey courses in American history, introductory courses in Women’s and Gender Studies (WMST 100), Women’s and Gender Studies Seminar (WMST 448), and courses related to their research specialization in consultation with the History department and WGS program. Preference will be given to applicants who will contribute to Sewanee’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD in History or a related interdisciplinary field (American Studies, Ethnic Studies, etc.) by August 1, 2020, when the appointment begins.

We welcome candidates who have experience with program development and administration and advising student organizations and groups as the appointment entails a leadership role in the WGS Program.

For more information about the Department of History, please visit and for more information about the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, please visit

Applicants must submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted). A representative writing sample and teaching dossier, including a brief description of teaching interests, course ideas or sample syllabi, is desirable and may be requested of semifinalists. Application materials must be submitted through the online portal at:

Review of applications will begin on November 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Semifinalists will be interviewed via Skype. Please direct questions regarding the position to the search co-chairs, Dr. Courtney L. Thompson ( or Dr. Kelly J. Whitmer (

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.

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