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Assistant Professor - Race & Civil Rights History

Texas A&M University Commerce
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Job location: Commerce TAMUC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-11-01
Req: R-042367
Job Title

Assistant Professor - Race & Civil Rights History


Texas A&M University - Commerce



Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Commerce, Texas

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Job Description


During the application process the “My Experience” page has a section provided “Attachments (Resume/CV, References, Cover letter, etc.)” to upload required documents.

  • Use the Upload button to add each document.
  • You will be able to upload up to 5 documents. Be aware that the maximum size allowed for any one document is 5MB.
  • All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered.
  • Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
  • Please do not withdraw your application in an attempt to upload a missing document, instead please email HR for help.

Please provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Two sample syllabi
  • Writing sample of no more than 25pp
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required upon acceptance of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

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**PLEASE NOTE: For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2021.**


The Department of History at Texas A&M University-Commerce invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Race and Civil Rights History, any time period, with a preference for African American or Mexican American History, to begin August 2022, contingent upon funding. Preference will also be given to candidates with specializations in Digital Humanities/Digital History and those whose research and teaching areas complement current department directions. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD in History by August 2022. The department particularly invites applicants whose research interests enhance departmental and college programmatic priorities (such as the college’s interdisciplinary programs in Gender Studies, African American Studies, and Latin American and US Latino Studies, as well as the department’s growing Public History program). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate major and graduate courses in their area of specialization, and other courses as needed by the department, as well as contributing to teaching in the core curriculum (US Survey and other core courses). Candidates are expected to engage in publication and professional activities at a level appropriate to an R2 institution, and in service to the department, college, university, and profession.


  • Prepares syllabi, courses, course materials, and curriculum, and teaches upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialization and that complement departmental needs
  • Prepares syllabi and courses, and teaches HIST 1301 and/or HIST 1302 and core electives, according to departmental needs
  • Delivers instruction both face-to-face and online, as needed, and at any of the university campuses. Instructional activities may include teaching during the day, in the evenings, or on Saturday.
  • Remains consistently active in research, scholarship, and/or other professional creative activities.
  • Works collaboratively with other faculty and staff to implement departmental programs and priorities.
  • Contributes service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.
  • Engages in professional development activities to stay current with research and best practices in teaching and administration.
  • Attends meetings, orientations, and trainings as required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Education: PhD in History
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: N/A
  • Physical Requirements: N/A
  • Other Requirements: N/A


Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level. Preference will be given to candidates with specializations in African American or Mexican American History. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge or experience working in Digital Humanities/Digital History and/or Public History. Preference will also be given to candidates whose specialization complements and enhances current departmental and college programmatic priorities, including college interdisciplinary programs and the department’s Public History program. Preference will be given to an active scholar with publications in academic venues and presentations at scholarly conferences. Preference will also be given to candidates with an established record of academic service.



All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


We are Commerce. We are Lions!

Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence.  We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to and promotes equal opportunity for all. This commitment includes equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and program accessibility. It is also committed to make its workplaces, campuses, and programs accessible to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Furthermore, we encourage and foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to Diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 468-8741 or [email protected].

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