Visiting Assistant Professor of History (2 Positions)

  • Worcester State University
  • Worcester, MA
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time History

Job Description

Company Description:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at

Job Description:

The Department of History and Political Science at Worcester State University seeks to hire two Visiting Assistant Professors of History. The successful candidates will teach 2-3 sections of one or both of the United States History surveys per semester, as well as upper-level courses in their specialty, and should be prepared to further Worcester State's commitment to increasing and fostering diversity in our campus community. The teaching load is four courses per semester. Instructional formats may include face-to-face classes, blended, or fully online courses. Responsibilities of the position include advising undergraduate students, departmental service, and otherwise contributing to the academic and strategic missions of the department and the university.

The first position is for American history with emphasis on Massachusetts history, economic history, the history of capitalism, and/or history of immigration. Expertise and/or experience with history pedagogy and the Massachusetts social studies curriculum frameworks is an asset, as many of our majors are also Education majors and minors seeking certification within the commonwealth.

The second position is for United States and the World, with an emphasis on public history and/or digital humanities. Possible subfields include Atlantic world, diasporic history, history of the borderlands, and/or the history of science and technology.


Ph.D. in History; the degree must have been awarded by September 1, 2021. 

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597

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