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Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Requisition:

202400034F

Rank:

Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

Dept of History

Open Date:

03/04/2024

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/38365

Contact Name:

Brian Matthew Jordan

Title:

Chair, Department of History
Box 2239
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone:

936-294-4460

Contact Email:

bmj018@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of History at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2024. This is a one-year appointment.

The department seeks a social or cultural historian of the United States. Chronological specialization open, but a preference will be given to candidates whose subfield or methodological approach extends the strengths of the department. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, to include both halves of the United States history survey, as well as upper-division and graduate courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to engaging Sam Houston State University’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a promising research agenda. Online teaching experience is a plus.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Ph.D. in History is required prior to appointment. ABD candidates may apply; however, the Ph.D. must be completed before the start of the appointment.

Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, upload to https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/38365 a letter of application, addressed to Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan, Chairperson of the Department of History; a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required of all finalists); a writing sample of chapter length; two sample syllabi (one for a United States history survey course, and one for an upper-division course, both uploaded as a single file to the Teaching Portfolio link); and three letters of recommendation. If a candidate has not completed the doctorate, one letter must be from the candidate’s advisor, addressing the state of the dissertation.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

Company info
Website
Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
US

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