Brown Teacher Scholar Fellow in Public History

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College of Arts and Sciences

Position: Brown Teacher Scholar Fellow in Public History                               

Stetson University invites applicants for the Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Public History. The fellow will support and help develop a vibrant Public History concentration through engaged, innovative teaching and collaboration with a diverse constituency of community partners. We invite candidates with expertise in any Public History area and with experience as a practicing Public Historian to join Stetson’s faculty.  A significant element of this position includes community outreach and collaborative public history projects involving students and community partners. Administrative responsibilities include building relationships with local and regional institutions. We welcome candidates prepared to effectively engage the diverse history of Florida and the region. This position is funded by the Cici and Hyatt Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program for one year with an option for a second-year appointment after satisfactory performance.


The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Public History or a Ph. D. in History or a related field with a focus on Public History. Applicants with an M.A. in Public History with post- graduate experience in the field will be considered. Applicants should have an active scholarly agenda, and experience working with public history institutions and shaping collaborative projects. We particularly welcome candidates with a strong commitment to innovative teaching and to all aspects of diversity in historic communities.


The Fellow will teach up to five courses in the academic year, including Introduction to Public History and core courses in areas that might include Digital History, Historic Preservation, Oral History, and the candidate’s area of expertise. As one of these courses, the Fellow will lead a History Practicum, mentoring students working collaboratively on a public history project with local institutions. The Fellow will thus take a leading role in engaging Stetson with the community through connections to local historical organizations.  In keeping with the teacher-scholar model central to Stetson University’s liberal learning mission, Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellows make innovative contributions to our curricular and co-curricular programs by sharing their expertise with the Stetson community. These contributions may include the design and implementation of faculty development workshops, the organization of panels and speaker series, guest lecturing, or other ideas developed in collaboration with the Brown Center.

For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website:  

The Department:

The History Department at Stetson is a diverse and engaged department with active teacher- scholars, a curriculum covering most areas of the globe and spanning ancient times to the present, a vibrant Public History concentration, and strong community connections. The Department has eight full-time faculty, several part-time faculty, and a vibrant community of nearly 100 majors and minors. See

The Cici and Hyatt Brown Visiting Teacher - Scholar Fellows Program:

The Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program is the flagship program of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, a central resource for promoting faculty vitality and vibrancy to advance learning at Stetson University. The Fellows Program prepares faculty leaders who inspire excellence in learning, teaching, research, and service; in turn, Fellows leave inspired to lead. During their residency, Fellows will develop in their role as a teacher-scholar through participation in professional development programs offered by the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence.  See

College of Arts and Sciences:

Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts.  With nineteen academic departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University.  A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars.  The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing.  Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship.  Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.  All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community.  The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing.  Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:  Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:  August 12, 2019


Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration: 1) cover letter that describes the candidate's teaching and research areas and experience relevant to this Public History position 2) a philosophy of teaching and learning in a liberal arts environment that values diversity and inclusion; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) transcripts (copies are acceptable for screening); 5) three letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018.

These materials may be submitted electronically [email protected] or mailed to:

Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Public History Search
Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence
Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8360
DeLand, FL 32723

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.




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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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Salary: salary is competitive