until filled – archival editor, Van Buren papers; and visiting professor in Tennessee

What, when & where

The Papers of Martin Van Buren seeks an assistant editor for a Jul 2019-June 2020 appointment, with the possibility of extended employment dependent on grant funding. The position will require the editor to catalog, transcribe, annotate, and/or proofread documents for the project, which is producing digital and print editions of approximately 13,000 known Van Buren documents.

The position will require the editor to catalog, transcribe, annotate, and/or proofread documents for the project, which will produce digital and print editions of approximately 13,000 known Van Buren documents.  

Candidate must possess:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in reading and comprehending nineteenth-century handwriting
  • Experience with documentary editing and/or a research specialty in U.S. politics between 1800 and 1865 will be considered a plus

Deadline & how to apply

The successful hire will be required to be in residence at the project office in Cumberland University’s Vise Library.

Please upload your cover letter, resume, and 3 references.


What, when & where

Applications are sought for a visiting assistant professor of history. The successful candidate will teach five courses, specifically World Civilization I, World Civilization II, History of the United States I, and/or History of the United States II, in both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Courses may be taught on campus and/or at dual enrollment sites in area high schools. These courses are options for the fulfillment of the History component of Cumberland University’s General Education Core, and in the History major. These survey courses should provide students with a rigorous introduction to major historical themes, as well as to college-level writing, thinking, and analysis.

Deadline & how to apply

An electronic version of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, unofficial graduate transcripts, and 5 references is required. 

Other info, Links & conditions

  • Ability to navigate instructional technology and software.
  • Demonstrated inter- and intrapersonal skills, especially in engaging with traditional and non-traditional university students.
  • Evidence of high level of personal agency and initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

Preferred: Completed doctorate degree in History. A Master’s degree in history or a related field (with 18 completed graduate hours in history) may be accepted.


What, when & where

Applications are sought for adjunct instructors of History to teach HIS 191, 192, 201, and/or 202 in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Courses may be taught on campus and/or at dual enrollment sites in area high schools. These courses are options for the fulfillment of the History component of Cumberland University’s General Education Core, and in the History major. These survey courses should provide students with a rigorous introduction to major historical themes, as well as to college-level writing, thinking, and analysis.

  • Ability to navigate instructional technology and software.
  • Demonstrated inter- and intrapersonal skills, especially in engaging with traditional and non-traditional university students.
  • Evidence of high level of personal agency and initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

Deadline & how to apply

An electronic version of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, unofficial graduate transcripts, and five references is required.

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