Assistant Professor of History

Frederick, Maryland
May 25, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
Full Time

Assistant Professor of History


Under the general direction of the Department Chair of History, the Hood College Department of History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of History beginning August 1, 2021.  The responsibilities of the assistant professorship are in nineteenth-century American history with a specialization in the role of the United States in global political, cultural, and/or imperial history. Secondary specialization in public history, transnational history, gender history, or environmental history is required. Candidates should be prepared to teach the survey of U.S. history to 1877 and the modern world history survey in addition to courses on the Civil War, the U.S. in the nineteenth-century world, and public history. The ability to teach undergraduate courses on the history of women in America or environmental history is strongly encouraged.  

Education and/or Experience

  • An earned PhD in History is required by August 1, 2021
  • Record of effective teaching
  • Demonstrated potential for research and a clear research agenda
  • Strong Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach nineteenth-century American history in a global context as well as courses in public history, women’s history, or environmental history
  • Ability to collaborate with students and faculty across disciplines
  • Ability to teach in online and hybrid settings

We seek a candidate with a strong commitment in a liberal arts setting, who is passionate about high-impact learning experiences, and who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do.  Candidates must have strong organizational skills and proven ability to work collaboratively across academic disciplines.

Please visit for more details, including a full description of the position. 

  • Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application,, which requires submission of cover letter addressing qualifications for the position and the candidate’s research agenda;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A list of courses you could teach and develop at Hood; or include this in your cover letter; or list teaching areas clearly on your CV;
  • If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi or course evaluations).

For fullest consideration, apply by May 31, 2021. The Department will conduct interviews via Zoom. Three letters of recommendation will be requested from those interviewed and are not requested at this time.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States.  EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

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