Assistant Professor of History (Close Date: May 10, 2021)

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in 19th Century American History. Specialization within the field of U.S. history is open, but the department is particularly interested in scholars who have research interests in gender history and/or African American history. Candidates who have experience in Digital Humanities are especially encouraged to apply. The start date for this position is August 1, 2021.


Responsibilties include but are not limited to; 4/4 teaching load; teaching both introductory survey courses (with special attention to the HIST 2111 U.S. History to 1865 survey) and advanced undergraduate and graduate history courses each semester; and mentoring and advising students.

The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work continuously to improve history education, and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement and active learning.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in American History (strong ABD applicants will be considered, but degree must be in hand by the start date).

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Potential for continued professional development, scholarship and community engagement
  • University teaching experience
  • Experience in Digital Humanities

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for all full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to campus visit)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Recent sample of scholarly work
  • Three letters of recommendation

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gary Sprayberry, Chair of the Department of History and Geography. Give him a call at 706-507-8356 or send an email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

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