Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies

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Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies

Job ID: 221422
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at KSU, enrolling more that 8000 students in 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Department of History and Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department are both dynamic departments committed to engaged scholarship and excellence in teaching. The department offers a B.A. in History, a B.S. in History Education, and a B.A. in Philosophy. The Interdisciplinary Studies Department offers an M.A. in American Studies, a B.A. in African and African Diaspora Studies and Asian Studies, and minors in Gender and Women's Studies and six other areas. For more information on the two departments, see and

Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies faculty position beginning August 2021. This position is a joint appointment in the Department of History and Philosophy and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. Applicants should possess expertise in the study of gender and history with an expectation of teaching Women's History and courses in the Gender and Women's Studies program in addition to general education courses in US or world history. Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty teach courses in various modalities, i.e., face-to-face, hybrid, and online.


    Teaching and developing courses in Women's history and courses in Gender and Women's history at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching undergraduate survey courses in history and Gender and Women's Studies.
    Service to the Dept/College/University/professional community is expected. Scholarship/Research expectations appropriate for faculty at an R2 university with “higher research activity” designation.

Required Qualifications
An earned Ph.D. in History, Gender Studies, or related field, or the foreign equivalent, is required by August 1, 2021, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have an ability to teach in other interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs, with an ability to teach in one of ISD's additional programs a plus -- e.g., African & African Diaspora Studies (AADS), Asian Studies, American Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Latin American & Latinx Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, Religious Studies, Science, Technology, and Society.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  4. Teaching Portfolio (to include statement of teaching philosophy, summary of teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi, as appropriate)
  5. Writing Sample
  6. Names and Addresses of Three References

Apply Before Date
To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by January 4, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Dr. Alice K. Pate, Chair of History and Philosophy, [email protected], or Cecile Accilien, Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, [email protected].

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

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Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 2/11/2033
Work Type: Full Time