Assistant Professor (NTT), African American History

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Assistant Professor (NTT), African American History—Search 67828 College of Arts and Humanities, Department of History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), African American History. The home campus for this position will be the Armstrong (Savannah) campus.
Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Department of History has a significant presence in the core curriculum and the Digital Humanities program, offers a major and minor in History, and has active chapters of Phi Alpha Theta. It hosts a thriving graduate program, with tracks in European/US history and Public History, and a new online track in War & Society. Department members are active in campus programming and community outreach in Statesboro and Savannah and the surrounding areas.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor (NTT) position requires a 2-2 teaching load with an expectation of significant engagement with department, college, university, and community outreach. In particular, this position will serve as the point person for the department's commitment to the Telfair Museums' Legacy of Slavery in Savannah project. The position is a non-tenure track academic year position. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field, with a specialization in African American History, by August 1, 2021.
• Demonstrated interest in and record of success in community engagement.
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring,
and curriculum design and development.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without
assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Record of teaching African American and U.S. history courses at the college level.
• Peer-reviewed scholarly publications.

Screening of applications begins January 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence.

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 3 professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. For more information on Georgia Southern University's commitment to inclusive excellence, please see 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:
Kwaku Nti, Search Chair, Search 67828
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-344-2763

More information about the institution is available through or 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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 11/19/2032
Work Type: Full Time