Assistant Professor of History

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The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position in Latin American history. Subfields and specialties are open, though candidates with expertise or teaching interests in indigenous history, economic history and development, critical race theory, and transpacific history are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester sequence in Latin American history, upper-division classes in the candidate’s specialty, and classes contributing to the minor program in Latin American Studies. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to college-wide programs such as Global Cultures, Western Culture, and Rhetoric. Candidates would have the opportunity if desired to contribute to the college’s May Term abroad program.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via Interfolio. Address the letter to Dr. James Frusetta, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, VA 23943. Inquiries may be sent to Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2020. First-round virtual interviews are anticipated for January; we will ask candidates selected for those preliminary interviews to provide a sample of research, teaching evaluations, and a statement on how you foster equity and inclusion both within the classroom and in co-curricular interactions with students. Spring on-campus visits would be undertaken if the situation with Covid-19 safely allows them.  

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful 1300-acre campus is less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, home to Longwood University and the Moton Museum, which is listed on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The campus is located 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and 75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant cultural, recreational and artistic resources.

Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.