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