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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (email@example.com).
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and
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
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – SOCIOLOGY –
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HISTORICAL STUDIES – IRC
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.