Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor – History (Early American History)

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Present Position Number: F0775W

Unit Mission Statement

The Department of History’s dedicated faculty and distinctive history give it a unique character among public institutions and create a learning environment that fosters close interaction among students and professors. The Department of History’s faculty members have areas of expertise ranging across the globe and covering the entire period from the end of the ancient world to the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Position Summary

The Harrison Ruffin Tyler Department of History and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture at the College of William & Mary invite applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track position in vast early America (field open) to begin August 10, 2023. The successful applicant is expected to be an effective teacher and will have a 3-3 teaching load, including a survey of U.S. history, freshman seminars, and upper-division courses in early American history.

Required Qualifications

Applicants are required to be ABD

Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. is preferred by the time of appointment.

Conditions of Employment

This position is restricted to a one-year appointment scheduled to begin August 10, 2023.

Review Begin Date

April 30, 2023. The position will be open until filled.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Candidate Diversity Statement
  • Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  • Research Statement

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching interests, and sample syllabi. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits Summary Statement

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits, including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries and much more. To learn more, go to:


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Listing Location

Williamsburg, VA, USA

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