Assistant Professor of History

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of History Requisition 202100111F 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 Open Date 09/15/2021 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Charles Heath Title
Chair, Native North American History Search Committee
Box 2239
Huntsville, TX 77341 Contact Phone 936-294-4430 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 Native North American history, to begin Fall 2022. We prefer candidates whose scholarship and teaching emphasize indigenous voices, and who have the demonstrated ability to teach the United States History Survey to 1876.

Areas of specialization may include environmental history and traditional ecological knowledge, disease and healing, women and gender, indigenous epistemologies, material culture, political systems and governance, settler colonialism, or indigenous borderlands. The successful candidate’s work should map onto one or more of the thematic tracks organizing the department’s M.A. program: (1) Rights & Identity; (2) War & Violence; and (3) Encounters & Exchanges. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a promising research agenda. Online teaching experience is a plus. Teaching responsibilities include the United States history survey to 1876, as well as upper-division and graduate courses (face-to-face and online) in Native North American history. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Educational Requirements for the Position
Ph.D. in History strongly preferred, but those holding doctoral degrees in closely related disciplines may be considered. The Ph.D. 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
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. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. Special Instructions Summary
To apply, upload to the site a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Charles Heath, Chair, Native North American History Search Committee. Your letter should cover your research interests, teaching experience, and strategies for cultivating inclusion and mentoring a diverse student body. In addition, please upload: a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; three letters of reference; a writing sample (article or dissertation/book chapter); and two sample syllabi: one undergraduate course and one online graduate seminar, each in Native North American history. Please submit the two sample syllabi as a single file to the Teaching Portfolio link. Official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required of all finalists prior to on-campus interviews. If a candidate has not completed the doctorate, one letter must be from the candidate’s advisor, addressing the state of the dissertation and anticipated defense date. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022 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 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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  1. * How did you learn about this position?
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    • Association for Women in Science
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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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