Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of History
University of Southern Mississippi, School of Humanities
United States

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications for the Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of History are being accepted. For full consideration, send by June 30, 2019 a full application including the submission of a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, names, email addresses, and contact information of three references, an academic writing sample (20-25 pages), and a sample of syllabi for Introductory and/or Undergraduate History Survey courses. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. (See Apply Now link above)

Questions should be directed to Dr. Luis A. Iglesias, Interim Director, School of Humanities, 118 College Drive, #5047, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-001; Phone: 601.266.4320; Email: Complete applications must be received by June 30, 2019 to ensure full consideration. Emailed or partial applications will not be considered.

Job Summary 
The History program in the School of Humanities invites qualified applicants for a visiting full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor (depending on qualifications) in History. The full-time appointment begins Fall 2019.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Online and face-to-face course delivery and instruction

2.  Prepare and submit syllabi, grades, and other required course documentation in a timely manner

3.  Communicate course requirements and expectations to students

4.  Perform other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications  

1.  Master's degree (or 18 hours of graduate course work) in History or closely-related field from an accredited university

2.  Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level

3.  Background check clearance

Preferred Qualifications  

1. Ph.D. in History or closely-related field

2.  Experience with online course delivery and instruction

3.  Experience with Canvas technology


About The University of Southern Mississippi 
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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