The Department of History at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in History, effective August 2018. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with a nominal teaching load of 4-4. The successful candidate will teach World History or American History Survey classes, upper level courses in area of research specialization, History Pedagogy at the graduate level, and supervise student teachers in the spring semester who are seeking secondary certification. This position requires the successful candidate to have demonstrated experience in secondary school teaching. The Ph.D. in History or relevant terminal degree is required for this appointment. Individuals who are ABD and will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

The Department of History at Christopher Newport University is composed of 16 faculty and has consistently graduated 60-80 majors per academic year. Located in McMurran Hall, the department is notable for its dedicated teachers who are also exceptional scholars. Departmental faculty have varied intellectual interests and our specializations cover temporally history from the Ancient world to the Modern, with regional coverage of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Latin America and the United States. History students at CNU are exceptionally talented, often seeking challenges and opportunities to participate in undergraduate research with faculty in the department. History faculty also regularly lead study abroad trips during the academic year and the summer. The department houses the CNU Public History Center which connects many students with regional museums, historical sites, and local archaeological projects so that they can earn credit through internships. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2017 freshman class of 1,290 students was selected from over 7,000 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1210, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation (letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to

Review of applications will begin on 4/8/2018.
Applications received after 4/8/2018, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.