Assistant Professor in African American History

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Position Title Assistant Professor in African American History Job Posting Number 20190002FAC Job Location San Marcos Department History Position Description

The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American History since 1865.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in history or related fields is required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach U.S. history survey courses and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses and to be able to direct theses in African American History. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda with a record of scholarship that complements the strengths of the department. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected.

Preferred Qualifications

The Department prefers a specialization in pre-World War II African American history, the history of race and political economy, and/or the social history of African American freedom struggles, but all sub-fields in post-1865 African American history will be considered.

Application Procedures

To guarantee full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15 2018. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University faculty employment website will be considered,

A complete application comprises a letter of application, a CV, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2019 Open Date Review Date 10/15/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes Legal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research Interests
  2. Samples of Scholarly Work/Research
  3. DD 214/DD1300
  4. Veteran's Preference




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Posted: 12/25/2018
Application Due: 8/7/2019
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