Assistant Professor of History

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of History Requisition 202000088F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of History Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Uzma Quraishi Title

Chair, History of East Asia Search Committee
Box 2239
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-1478 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of History at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of East Asia, to begin Fall 2021. Chronological and geographical specializations are open, though we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in China and/or Japan, and whose research and teaching incorporate cross-cultural, transnational, and/or comparative approaches. Teaching responsibilities include courses in Asian history at the upper division and graduate levels, and a world history survey at the undergraduate level. We strongly prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in History, or closely related field, and proficiency in their relevant research language(s).

Educational Requirements for the Position

ABD candidates may apply; however, the Ph.D. must be completed before the start of the appointment. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Experience Required for the Position Other Requirements for the Position Special Instructions Summary

To apply, upload a letter of application, addressed to Dr. Uzma Quraishi, Chair of the History of East Asia Search Committee; a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required of all finalists prior to on-campus interviews); a diversity and inclusion statement, specifically addressing your qualifications and strategy for engaging all students at SHSU ; a writing sample of chapter length; two sample syllabi (one upper-division undergraduate course and one graduate course, both in the History of East Asia); 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. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan 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, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
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  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Teaching Portfolio
  6. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

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