Assistant or Associate Professor, Public History

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Public History
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary:
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 242560
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Department Information

The public history program contributes to the university’s strategic plan by providing support and experiential learning for students; supporting the institution’s goals of relevance, competitiveness, and placemaking; and advancing the “front porch” of the university. The University of West Georgia has been awarded the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for its institutional commitment to community engagement through teaching, research and public service. For more information about the public history and museum studies programs and the Center for Public history, visit our website at https://www.westga.edu/academics/art-culture-science/art-history-philosophy/history/pubhistory/index.php

Job Summary

The History program at the University of West Georgia invites applications for an Assistant or Associate rank tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2022. The faculty position will direct an established public history and museum studies program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public history, and serve on graduate committees. The Position also serves as the Director of our award-winning Center for Public History, which includes the oversight, development and management of the Center’s public history projects, grants, the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff, and engaging with local and regional communities and public history agencies.

Responsibilities

The faculty position will direct an established public history and museum studies program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public history, and serve on graduate committees. The Position also serves as the Director of our award-winning Center for Public History, which includes the oversight, development and management of the Center’s public history projects, grants, the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff, and engaging with local and regional communities and public history agencies.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or related field is required

Experience Requirements:

  • Public History work experience is required
Preferred Qualifications

Experience and training in museum studies is preferred. Additional expertise in fields such as material culture, digital history, oral history, folklife, archives, or preservation would also be welcomed.

Proposed Salary

$52,000-$64,000 per year

Required Documents to Attach
    Letter of Application Curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample
  • Contact list of three references

Apply Before Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit your materials by May 15, 2022

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Other Information

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position; the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires official transcripts upon official appointment.

Organization

The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.

 

 

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