Job Details

University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 5407239
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - History

Adjunct Professor - History Department
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Adjunct Professor - History Department

Job Summary:
The History Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a pool of qualified, temporary, part-time instructors to teach on-site, in-person classes for our program.

Full Job Description:
This position seeks candidates from the field of History who can teach undergraduate, 100-level survey classes in multiple fields. A list of survey courses taught in our program is available in our course catalog and includes:
HIST 110 - European Civilization

HIST 115 - European/U.S. History
HIST 120 - History of the U.S.

HIST 125 - African American History

HIST 126 - Asian American History
HIST 127 - Women in US History

HIST 128 - Ideal of Citizenship
HIST 130 - East Asian Civilizations
HIST 135 - Indian Civilizations

HIST 140 - Latin American Perspectives

HIST 150 - Modern African History

HIST 160 - World History

The number of these temporary, part-time, non-tenure track, academic positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the program. Appointments are offered on a course-by-course basis, and appointment length is based upon course section schedule(s). Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

The academic calendar, including dates for our teaching semesters, are here. Part time faculty at USF are unionized and benefits are listed on the USF Part Time Faculty Association's website here.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in History(or ABD)
  • Experience teaching broad surveys capped at 40 students in a university environment.
  • Experience in course development, including creating course objectives and assignments.
  • Commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco.
  • Willingness to work with diverse student needs.
  • Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information.

Submission instructions
All applicants are required to include the following:
1. Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
2. Cover letter (PDF) including: interests, qualification, and teaching philosophy.
Application materials and questions can be addressed to

Part time

Pay Rate:

Salary Range :
$2,101 per unit

To apply, visit

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