Assistant Professor of African American History

Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communication, History, & Philosophy seeks applications from qualified candidates with a robust research agenda for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning in Fall 2021.  Candidates with experience and/or interest in public history and digital humanities are preferred.  This position will serve as the department’s liaison with the San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum (SAAACAM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, and sharing of African American history and culture in the San Antonio region. The successful candidate also will direct student research projects, teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate History courses, and help prepare history and social studies teachers to meet the state of Texas’ new requirement for African American Studies curriculum in the high schools. The base teaching load at A&M-SA is 3/3. The Department seeks excellence in instruction, research, and service. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed.


Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Required Qualifications: 

  • A Ph.D. by the time of appointment in History or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated specialization in African American History.
  • A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in History.
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement including engagement with the field of African American history.
  • University teaching experience commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor.


In a letter of interest which explains a research agenda and teaching experience, please also speak to the following topics:

  • Experience and/or interest in working with community partners on public history projects.
  • Experience with digital humanities modes of instruction and scholarship.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members.


Texas A&M University–San Antonio: A&M-SA is a comprehensive university with over 6,600 students (Fall 2019) enrolled in undergraduate programs and graduate programs. The successful candidate will join this rapidly growing Hispanic-Serving Institution.


Part of the statewide Texas A&M University System, A&M-SA is located on 694 acres in south San Antonio and serves a diverse student body. Self-reported demographic data indicate 41% of students are the first generation in their family to attend college, 73% are Hispanic, and 63% are women. The faculty and staff are working to implement data driven and high impact practices in teaching and learning that lead to student persistence and college completion. It seeks faculty who are committed to this vision, are willing to innovate and experiment, and create a national model for student success.


Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: Applicants must complete online (1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload (2) the letter of interest, (3) curriculum vita, and (4) unofficial copies of transcripts. If assistance is required, please contact an HR representative at 210-784-2058.                          


The priority date for applications is December 1, 2020. The position is open until filled.

Finalists must request at least three current letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the author to the Search Committee Chair, via USPS or email delivery. If selected, finalists must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired. 


Official transcripts must be on file with the Office of the Provost, and sent directly from each degree-granting institution to Texas A&M University-San Antonio at the address listed below. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (e.g., AACRAO;


Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Office of the Provost

ATTN: Alissa Meyer

One University Way, Ste. 435

San Antonio, Texas 78224


Please direct any questions to Dr. Amy Porter at  


The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.