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Assistant Professor, History (British History)

Jacksonville State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Jacksonville State University

Historian of Great Britain and the British Empire

The Department of History and Foreign Languages in Jacksonville State University’s College of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of History specializing in Great Britain and the British Empire. The department is seeking to hire a faculty member with broad training in British History with a focus or sub-field in British Empire in the Middle East, Africa, or the Caribbean. Experience with digital humanities and the classroom are a benefit but not required. Candidates with other sub-specialties are welcome to apply.

JSU is a dynamic and growing regional university that serves a varied student body. Primarily a teaching institution, JSU faculty carry a 4-4 load, and normally a 2-2 prep. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the surveys of Western Civilization or World History according to their training, preference, and the needs of the department each semester and one upper division course in their area of expertise at the undergraduate or graduate level. Scholarship is expected, encouraged, and supported.

Cover letters should discuss the applicant’s ability to teach a diverse group of students while creating an inclusive classroom that supports JSU’s tradition of being the “friendliest campus in the South.”   The appointment will begin in August 2022. A PhD is expected prior to appointment.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,500 students representing 44 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 95 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education. More than 40 online programs are offered. The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education; Health Professions and Wellness; Human Services and Social Sciences; Science and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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