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Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
Huntsville, Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 4, 2024

Job Details

Posting Details

Come and join the Bearkat community!

Named after Texas' legendary hero, General Sam Houston, the university boasts a rich historical legacy that resonates with the spirit of Texas, which provides a balance between a peaceful, natural setting and proximity to urban amenities. With a student population of over 21,000, SHSU offers a vibrant and dynamic community. SHSU has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas and just an hour drive north of Houston, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging.

SHSU offers compelling options for individuals seeking a fulfilling and impactful career including a superior benefit package , competitive salaries and a flexible work environment fostering work/life balance. SHSU offers programs that support a healthy work-life balance, contributing to employee well-being and job satisfaction, as well as, professional development opportunities with our educational assistance and dependent assistance programs.

Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title
Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Requisition
202400034F

Rank
Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status
Exempt

Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category

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

Refer Applicants To

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

Position Details

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.

Experience Required for the Position

Other Requirements for the Position

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

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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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'SHSU Employee' please indicate employee's name and department.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. 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. Writing Sample
  4. Transcripts
  5. Teaching Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3


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