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Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Public History

Stetson University
Deland, Florida
Salary is competitive.

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Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Public History

Stetson University invites applicants for a full-time Brown Teacher-Scholar Fellowship in Public History. Specializations in African American History or Atlantic World History, or the history of the African Diaspora are particularly welcome.

We seek candidates with a PhD in Public History, History, or a related field with a focus on Public History. Applicants with an MA in Public History, History or a related field with post-graduate experience in Public History are welcome to apply. Applicants should have an active scholarly record and experience working with public history institutions and shaping collaborative projects.  

In keeping with the teacher-scholar model central to the mission of our liberal learning, this position involves both teaching and research. The Fellow will teach up to five courses in the academic year, including the Introduction to Public History; courses in core Public History areas that might include Digital History, Historic Preservation, Oral History or the candidate’s own area of expertise; and a History Practicum in which the Fellow mentors students working collaboratively on a public history project with local institutions. A significant element of this position includes community outreach and work on collaborative public history projects with students and community partners. Administrative responsibilities include building relationships with local and regional institutions in public history.   In addition, fellows are expected to participate in professional development programs through the Brown Center during their residency and enrich our learning community by extending and sharing their expertise as emerging teacher-scholars with faculty across campus and the broader Stetson community.

For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website:  

The History Department at Stetson is a diverse and engaged department with active teacher-scholars, a curriculum covering most areas of the globe and spanning ancient times to the present, a vibrant Public History concentration, and strong community connections. The Department has nine full-time faculty, several part-time faculty, and a vibrant community of nearly 100 majors and minors.  For more information, go to

The Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellows Program is the flagship program of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, a central resource for promoting faculty vitality and vibrancy to advance learning at Stetson University. The Fellows Program prepares faculty leaders who inspire excellence in learning, teaching, research, and service; in turn, Fellows leave inspired to lead. During their residency, Fellows will develop in their role as a teacher-scholar through participation in professional development programs offered by the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. 

Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility.  

All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.  

THE UNIVERSITY:  Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,600 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.  

SALARY: Salary is competitive.  

STARTING DATE: August 8, 2023  

Applicants must submit the following materials for consideration: 1) cover letter that includes a statement about the candidate's teaching and research interests, experience relevant to the position, and a discussion how the candidate proposes to use the residency to develop as a teacher-scholar; 2) Teaching portfolio, inclusive of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and student evaluations (if available); 3) curriculum vitae, 4) transcripts (copies are acceptable for screening); 5) an article-length writing sample and 6) three letters of recommendation – at least one should include an evaluation of the candidate’s teaching experience. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin October 30 and continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, applicants should submit materials by November 15, 2022.  All application materials should be addressed to Dr. Kimberly Reiter, Brown Fellows Search Committee chair, and sent to Caitlyn Bishop at [email protected].

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer. 


Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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