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Military History Faculty Position

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Military History Faculty Position

  • 494234
  • Lexington, Virginia, United States, 24450
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Faculty
  • Human resources
  • Faculty (Salaried)
  • Virginia Military Institute

Title: Military History Faculty Position

Hiring Range: Based on qualifications & experience

Agency: Virginia Military Institute

Location: Virginia Military Institute

Agency Website: www.vmi.edu

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Virginia Military Institute’s Department of History seeks a tenure-track associate professor for the George J. Collins Chair in Military History.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching: Two courses per semester including small seminars (capped at 12 cadets) in various military history topics and a regular two-semester sequence: U.S. Military History To 1919 and U.S. Military History Since 1919 (with enrollment capped at 22 cadets.)
Scholarship: The Collins Chair is especially well suited for a rising mid-career scholar with an ongoing record of research and publication in military history specializing in the era since 1939.
Service: The primary service obligation—and reason for a reduced teaching load from 3/3 to 2/2—is directing the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis, founded in 2003 to promote innovation in military history and strategic studies of the Cold War era. The annual six-figure operating budget supports conferences, a Cold War oral history project, faculty research, sponsorship of competitions for outstanding articles and dissertations in military history, and other initiatives consistent with the center’s mission. The department and the Center’s advisory board anticipate that the successful candidate will continue such activities while pursuing the goal of making the Center a recognized national resource for Cold War history. The position requires service to the Institute and department and support for The Journal of Military History in addition to the duties enumerated above—the successful candidate will also be expected to embrace substantiative engagement with cadets beyond the classroom, including academic advising.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in history and possess significant teaching experience in military history at the college level. The most attractive applicants will possess significant administrative experience—preferably in an academic context—including familiarity with strategic planning, programmatic deployment, collaborative engagement, and personnel management.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the materials submitted online through this website, applicants should have three letters of recommendation (including comments on teaching) submitted via InterFolio Dossier or sent via email to shaferdp@vmi.edu. Samples of scholarship not available in JSTOR may be sent as scanned documents via email to shaferdp@vmi.edu. Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae, application forms, or any other application material directly to the department.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.


Contact Information:

Name: Tamara Wade

Phone: 540-464-7051

Email: wadete@vmi.edu


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


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