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Instructor in Military History

Apply now Job no: 513698
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: History
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Department of History at Virginia Tech seeks a Military Historian at the rank of Instructor; restricted, nine-month appointment, beginning August 2020. Candidates must have independent teaching experience and a record of success in the classroom. The instructor will contribute to the War and Society minor, teaching courses in Modern Military History, World War 2, and other lower or upper division courses to be determined in conjunction with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. We welcome applicants with any geographical focus, but preference will be given to those able to teach surveys and/or specialized courses in the history of Europe, Africa, Modern Latin America, or US in the world. Completion of Ph.D. strongly preferred but will consider advanced ABD. Teaching load: 4 courses per semester. All courses will be taught remotely.

Required Qualifications

Research specialty in military history/war and society.
Completed Ph.D. or advanced ABD by time of appointment.
Record of successful teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Specialization in the history of Europe, Africa, Modern Latin America, or US in the world.
Experience teaching remotely.

Appointment Type


Review Date

July 15 2020

Additional Information

Candidates must apply online (Job Number 513698). Required materials are a letter of application (2 pages maximum), a CV, and two sample syllabi.

Questions can be directed to Brett Shadle (

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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