The Department of History at Western Carolina University is searching for an Assistant Professor of History/History Education and Social Sciences Education. Research fields open. This is a 9-month Tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Duties include directing the administration of the social sciences education program, advising social science education students, representing the program on various committees, supervising student interns, and teaching undergraduate courses. All full-time faculty in our department teach a 3/3 course load of lower-level liberal studies courses as well as upper-level/graduate courses. The WCU History Department remains committed to the academic and civic value of diversity in education.

Western Carolina University is a 12,000 student campus in the University of North Carolina system that offers more than 120 areas of study for undergraduates and more than 50 graduate-level programs. WCU is committed to the Boyer model of scholarship, the stewardship of place, integrated learning, and engagement. The campus is located in a beautiful mountain setting between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and only minutes from Cherokee, NC and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. from accredited institution in History, Social Sciences Education, or a closely related field required; ABD considered.
Must hold or be eligible for North Carolina licensure in secondary social sciences or methods licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:
Research fields open. Preference for subfields that complement current department offerings.

To be considered, you must apply online at Online submissions must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a teaching philosophy statement, and a list of three references with full contact information.

Letters of recommendation and sample teaching materials such as syllabi may be asked for at a later date. Review of applications will begin on or about October 7th and continue until the position is filled.

For questions or additional information, please contact the search committee chair Dr. Jessie Swigger at 828-227-2692 or or the chair of the department Dr. Alex Macaulay at 828-227-3497 or

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at


Application deadline: December 15, 2022

Date posted: October 2, 2022