The History Department at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin in August 2019, for scholars of early African American History. North American geographical focus; chronological range spans from the colonial era through the Civil War; field of specialization is open. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in history or related field by the time of appointment; a record demonstrating a promise of excellence in research; and an ability to teach the full breadth of survey courses in African American history and to develop new undergraduate and graduate courses.  The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues in Virginia Tech’s many interdisciplinary programs as well as work effectively with a diverse community in support of Virginia Tech’s Principles of Community. Preference will be shown for candidates with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching; a commitment to the use of emerging technology and new media in teaching and research; the potential for obtaining external funding; and an interest in contributing to one or more of the department’s strengths in public history, race and gender, war and society, and the history of science, technology, medicine, and environment.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility. 

Candidates must apply online at and provide a letter of application, CV, an article-length writing sample (upload under “Other Doc”), a 1-2 page teaching statement, and contact information for three references, who will be invited to submit their letters of recommendation online.

Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018.  For further information, contact Marian Mollin at