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Visiting Instructor - Department of History

Georgia Southern University

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Visiting Instructor —Search #12117
College of Arts and Humanities and Department of History

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a Visiting Instructor of U.S. History for the 2021-2022 academic year. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro 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 M.A. 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 Visiting Instructor will teach the equivalent of 5 sections of HIST 2110: US: A Comprehensive History. The position is an academic year (10 month) position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, based on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned M.A. in History, with a focus on U.S. history, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021 with at least 18 graduate semester hours in US history or a closely related field.
  • Experience teaching U.S. History at the college level.
  • 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
  • Earned Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field, with a specialization in U.S. History, by August 1, 2021.

    Screening of applications begins June 28, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The 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. For more information on Georgia Southern University's commitment to inclusive excellence, please see 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. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

    	Complete applications should be sent to:
    		Prof. Carol Herringer, Department Chair, Search 12117
    		Georgia Southern University
    		Electronic mail: [email protected]
    		Telephone: 912-474-3349

    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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