The Virginia Military Institute seeks an assistant professor for a tenure track position in Chinese and World history, beginning in August 2018. Candidates should be well prepared to teach at least one course on China in the Communist era. Additional specializations in any period of Chinese history, including, but not limited to environmental history, social history, foreign relations, political history or others, are most welcome. Other responsibilities include both halves of the VMI Core Curriculum course in World History. Teaching load: 3 courses per semester; enrollments capped at 22 students (or fewer) per section.
Minimum requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2018; teaching experience is essential. The most attractive candidates will demonstrate a genuine commitment to a core course in World History along with a research agenda employing Chinese language materials. Preliminary “Skype” interviews with selected candidates will precede fuller interviews at the AHA Convention in Washington D.C.
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitud...es of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.