Jobs for Medievalists

The Department of History at Christendom College seeks to hire an assistant professor of medieval history for a full-time position starting 15 August 2021. Normally, candidates will already hold a PhD, but we will consider applications from highly-qualified ABD candidates whose progress to degree completion is far advanced. This is an entry-level position.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastically committed to undergraduate education and will teach a 4/4 load of courses, including core courses in our four-part western civ. survey (especially HIST 101 and 102) as well as upper-level electives in medieval history. The field of specialization within medieval history is open, and our professors are encouraged both to teach courses currently listed in our Academic Bulletin and to develop new courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will integrate teaching excellence with professional scholarly engagement and with service to the institution. The history program was inspired by the work of the College’s founding president and first chair of the department, Dr. Warren H. Carroll.  Ability to mentor students, including those aiming for graduate school, is an advantage.

Located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college whose faculty members take an annual, voluntary oath of fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church. Our faculty members affirm the harmony of faith and reason in the pursuit of academic excellence and especially follow the educational vision set out by St. John Paul II in Ex Corde Ecclesiae. For more information on the Christendom Mission and Vision statements, curriculum, and student life, see

Review of applications will begin December 7, 2020.

Interested applicants should provide the following: 1) a Curriculum Vitae; 2) a letter of application that includes discussion of teaching experience and philosophy, research interests and goals, the relationship of research interests to teaching, and overall contributions the candidate could make in service of the mission of Christendom College; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) graduate transcripts; 5) a sample of scholarly writing; 6) evaluations of undergraduate teaching (if available). Please send all application materials to Dr. Christopher Lane, Chair of the History Department, at Any other inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Lane at

Graduate transcripts should also be sent to:
Professor Greg Townsend, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

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