Chair and Professor or Associate Professor of History

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Chair and Professor or Associate Professor of History—Search # 67612
Department of History
College of Arts and Humanities

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair and Professor or Associate Professor of History. With a home base in historic Savannah, this department has faculty on the Statesboro, Armstrong, and Liberty campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of History offers a B.A. degree in History, a M.A. degree in History, and a graduate certificate in Public History.

Position Description. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, the Chair holds administrative, teaching, and research responsibilities. The Chair is expected to provide leadership and support for the major, the graduate program, and departmental initiatives at the different campuses. A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to embracing and advancing the cross-disciplinary nature of a multi-campus Department and its interactions with other University departments and programs. The position is a 12-month, tenured appointment; the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in History.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.
  • Administrative experience as demonstrated by a major role directing or chairing a department, program, or center.
  • Experience with assessment processes.
  • Evidence of a collaborative leadership style.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • A minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • A minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in program development and resource and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience in grant writing and fund-raising.
  • Qualification for tenured appointment at the rank of Professor.

    Screening of applications begins December 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
    Dr. Karin Fry and Dr. Beth Howells, Search Chairs, Search #67612
    c/o Suzanne Shurling
    Electronic mail: [email protected]

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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    Posted: 10/16/2018
    Application Due: 10/2/2019
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