Assistant Professor

Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Function:

Assistant Professor in the Department of History with an area of specialization in United States History, 1820-1860.

Salary Grade : UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Area of Specialization:

United States History, 1820-1860

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2021

Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of expertise, a turn in the United States survey course, and a graduate seminar. Demonstrated ability to contribute to the department's longstanding Ph.D. program and vibrant intellectual and professional life is especially favored

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in history with an emphasis antebellum 19th Century US History by time of appointment is required.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of successful teaching and publications in the subject area are preferred. Also preferred is the ability to broaden the department's offerings in African American or 19th Century US History.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Conduct research in area of specialty
-Publish scholarly articles, monographs, and books in the area of specialty
-Participate in professional meetings by giving papers, presiding at sessions, and serving as discussant
-Promote the development of the historical profession locally and nationally by reviewing books and articles for the professional journals, serving on profession society committees and boards, and serving as consultant for local and national groups and agencies as the need or occasion arises
-Teach undergraduate survey classes
-Teach advanced undergraduate students in upper-level relating to historical specialty
-Teach graduate courses in area of specialty, including seminars, specials programs, and directed readings
-Serve on graduate committees for M.A. and Ph.D. students
-Direct graduate theses and dissertations
-Serve on departmental, college, and university committees. For tenure-track but untenured persons, expectations in this category

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Applicants must apply online at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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