Marymount Manhattan College seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of History and International Studies to begin Fall 2024 pending final budget approval. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal and carries a 4/4 teaching load.

This will be a joint appointment to the Department of History, Philosophy & Religious Studies, where the faculty member will serve the History program, and the Department of International Studies, where the faculty will serve the International Studies program. We seek a scholar with a regional expertise—Middle East, Asia, Africa, or Latin America preferred—who can bolster our minor offerings in Law & Ethics and/or who can provide support for our student U.N. program.

Salary Range: $65,000-$68,000

Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in History, Political Science, International Relations, or related social science field.
  • Regional expertise complimented by a legal sub focus.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence as well as an active scholarly agenda.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States.


  • Teaching responsibilities (4/4 load) range from introductory through advanced courses in faculty’s area of expertise.
  • Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, including those seeking internships; regular office hours; curricular and co-curricular programming; participating in department, divisional, and college-wide meetings; contributing to the life of the department and the College.


Application Materials and Process:

Candidates should submit the following items: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (chapter or article-length), statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Additional materials may be requested as the search progresses.

EDI Statement:

Candidates should submit a personal statement detailing how they have worked to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in their previous positions, and how they would plan to do so at Marymount Manhattan College. This statement might include a candidate’s willingness or ability to teach a general education course as a Race and Ethnicity Seminar or a New York City Seminar.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled, though those received prior to this date will be given fullest consideration. Application materials should be sent to: [email protected]. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

About MMC’s History, Philosophy & Religious Studies & International Studies Departments:

The History, Philosophy & Religious Studies Department at MMC asks students to read and confront challenging texts, from Socrates to Kant, Augustine to the Bhagavad-Gita. We look for the common concerns at the heart of the human experience and discuss how great thinkers and movements throughout world history have addressed them. We learn to resist reductive thinking and engage in respectful debate, to write critical analyses, and ask questions of our own.

The International Studies Department at MMC provides students with a deep understanding of social and political issues across the globe. It is anchored in the critical investigation of human rights, international relations, peace and security, global cultures, and development. The department, through its interdisciplinary perspectives, allows students to specialize in governance and security; development and social change; or culture and identity.

About Marymount Manhattan College

MMC is an independent, private, dynamic liberal arts college on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Faithful to the vision of its founders, the College has a long history of reaching out to diverse populations in need of higher education. The College student body continues to become more diverse as we recruit students from underrepresented groups, including more first generation, LGBTQ, and ethnically diverse students from a national pool. Providing a small college experience in the heart of the city, MMC enrolls approximately 1,400 students with a 12:1 student-teacher ratio. We emphasize community-based and hands-on learning. MMC graduates identify themselves as creative changemakers. At Marymount Manhattan College, we fundamentally believe that creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is a goal to be fervently pursued and translated into action. We place an importance on culturally competent faculty who demonstrate a commitment to continually working towards greater equity, diversity, and inclusion. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please go to

Marymount Manhattan College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: August 1, 2024


Date posted: March 24, 2023