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Professor, History and Foreign Languages

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Jacksonville State University
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Jacksonville (Main Campus)

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Job no: 495585
Work type: Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Assistant Professor of History, Public History

The Department of History and Foreign Languages at Jacksonville State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of History specializing in Public History. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Public and Oral History and assist in the implementation of the department’s proposed Graduate Certificate in Local History. The ability to teach Alabama history and experience with digital humanities would be a benefit, but not required. Public and local history is a new sub-field for the department. The appointed candidate will assist both in the design the program and community outreach.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Set in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, JSU is a dynamic and growing regional university that serves a varied student body. Primarily a teaching institution, JSU faculty carry a 4-4 load, and normally a 3-1 prep. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the surveys of U. S. History each semester and one to two upper division courses at the undergraduate and graduate level according to the needs of the university and the department. Scholarship is expected, encouraged, and supported.

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education. More than 40 online programs are offered. The University features seven schools on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

Cover letters should discuss the applicant’s ability to teach a diverse group of students while creating an inclusive classroom that supports JSU’s tradition of being the “friendliest campus in the South.” The appointment will begin in August 2022. PhD expected prior to appointment.

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, https://clerycenter.org/policy-resources/the-clery-act/ the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at: http://jsu.edu/police/docs/CleryAnnualReport.pdf

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advertised: Dec 17 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 04 2022 Central Standard Time

Organization

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,500 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to http://www.jsu.edu/president/strategic_planning.html

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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