Visiting Assistant Professor, ‘American’ History

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty position: Visiting Assistant Professorship of ‘American’ History
Appointment begins: August 2022

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lenoir-Rhyne University invites applications for a full-time, two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of History, specifically in ‘American’ history, situating the United States in a broader hemispheric context.

The area of expertise is open, and we especially encourage those who can bring a number of regions, and disciplines, into conversation. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach an introductory United States history survey, as well as upper-division courses in the history of the Americas, as well as in our Core Curriculum. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of commitment both to teaching and to scholarship, and will seek ways to extend the classroom into the community, and to bring the community into the classroom. Ph.D. is preferred, though we will also consider very advanced ABDs.

To complete the online application, candidates are directed to While completing the application, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae (including the names and addresses of three references), and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The university’s mission, vision, and values statements may be reviewed at:

To ensure full review, completed applications must be submitted by May 6th, 2022 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to the search committee chair, Dr. Paul Custer, at

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and nearly 30 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last nine years, the institution now enrolls nearly 2600 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission.

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