Assistant Professor in Public History and Oral History

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Position TitleAssistant Professor in Public History and Oral HistoryJob Posting Number202033FACJob LocationSan MarcosDepartmentHistoryPosition Description

The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in public history and oral history.

We seek a scholar who is grounded in practical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to oral history. The position is a part of a thriving public history program concentration in the master’s degree in history.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in oral history that engage students in its various methods, techniques and uses and to create undergraduate and graduate courses in public history and their field of specialization. Area of research specialization is open. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the continuing development and success of the public history program. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in history or related fields is required by time of appointment.

Demonstrable experience related to the practice or teaching of oral history.

Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda complementing the existing strengths of the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be accorded candidates with a) record of project design or implementation; b) collaboration or partnerships; c) engagement with communities and public audiences; and/or d) teaching experience in oral history.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To guarantee full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2019. A complete application comprises a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample employing or addressing oral history, three letters of recommendation, and a sample syllabus engaging oral history and practice.

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 DateFall 2020Open DateReview Date11/01/2019Close DateOpen Until Filled?YesLegal 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.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Syllabi
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research Interests
  2. Samples of Scholarly Work/Research
  3. DD 214/DD1300
  4. Veteran's Preference
  5. Certifications
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    Posted: 7/31/2019
    Application Due: 1/27/2020
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