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Assistant/Associate Professors-School of Social Sciences and Historical Studies

Employer
Texas Woman's University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERISTY
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORICAL STUDIES
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. TWU is ranked 4thnationally in diversity and is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 16,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton located 35 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the benefits of employment at TWU is available at https://twu.edu/humanresources/prospective-employees/.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – HISTORY – DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORICAL STUDIES - IRC 37516

The Department of Social Sciences and Historical Studies at Texas Woman’s University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in History to begin Fall 2022. The successful applicant will be trained in European history with an emphasis on empire building (post 1500). Special consideration will be given to those who study subaltern experiences with European colonization in Asia, Africa, the Middle East or the Indian subcontinent. We are particularly interested in applicants engaged with public history broadly defined. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand no later than August 2022.

Requirements:  We seek a historian with the ability to teach courses at all levels of our undergraduate curriculum (with specialized courses for advanced undergraduates). In addition, we seek applicants capable of contributing to the training of MA students in our emerging emphasis on public history. The department has five tenured or tenure-track History faculty members offering degrees to approximately 75 undergraduate History majors and minors, and 20 Master’s students. Texas Woman’s University is located in Denton, Texas. Finally, the successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses that contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Application Instructions:  To be considered for this position, you must send a cover letter, graduate transcripts, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference to facultyjobs@twu.edu. Please note the position name and vacancy number in the subject line of the email (Assistant Professor – IRC37516).

Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Sara Fanning, Chair of History Search Committee (sfanning@twu.edu).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is part of the Texas Woman’s University College of Arts and Sciences Arts (CAS) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cluster hiring initiative on diversity and social justice that includes multiple searches across the college. The goals of the cluster hire are to 1) recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars; 2) create a network and support system for a diverse community of scholars; 3) support our diverse student population in majors and minors in CAS disciplines; and 4) strengthen the college’s course offerings in diversity and social justice that enhance a university-wide core curriculum with a DEI component. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – SOCIOLOGY – DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORICAL STUDIES – IRC 38698

 

The TWU Department of Social Sciences and Historical Studies, a newly created multidisciplinary unit, invites applications for an assistant or associate position in Sociology. Candidates with specialization in areas such as race and ethnicity, social inequality, ethnic studies, Latinx, or Indigenous Studies are particularly sought. The ability to contribute to the concentrations of the Ph.D. program in criminology/criminal justice will be a plus. Applicants should demonstrate a strong social justice orientation.

The department offers undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, and Sociology, as well as M.A. programs in History, Political Science, and Sociology, and a Ph.D. in Sociology. Department faculty are research-active, publishing numerous books, articles, and receive major grants. Faculty regularly present at regional, national, and international conferences. 

Qualified applicants will have the following: A Ph.D. in Sociology. A record of scholarship appropriate for the applicant's rank. A commitment to excellence in graduate education and support for student research. Demonstrated excellence in university teaching. 

Position responsibilities include: Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Advising and mentoring graduate students. Engagement in research and scholarship in line with the applicant's research agenda. Service to the school, college, university, and community. Commitment to serving a diverse body of students.

How to Apply:  Please submit the application via email to facultyjobs@twu.edu and include the job code IRC38698 in the subject line. Attach (1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; (2) the current curriculum vitae; (3) a representative sample of scholarly work; (4) copies of recent teaching evaluations and teaching philosophy, (5) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and (6) the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is part of the TWU College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cluster hiring initiative on diversity and social justice that includes multiple searches across the college. The goals of the cluster hire are to 1) recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars; 2) create a network and support system for a diverse community of scholars; 3) support our diverse student population in majors and minors in CAS disciplines; and 4) strengthen the college's course offerings in diversity and social justice that enhance a university-wide core curriculum with a DEI component.

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