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. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Department of History at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in British History, to begin Fall 2019. Chronological specialization open. We prefer candidates who specialize in social, political, or military history, and whose work maps onto one of the thematic tracks organizing the department's M.A. program: (1) Rights & Identity; (2) War & Violence; and (3) Encounters & Exchanges. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a promising research agenda. Online teaching experience is a plus. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face and online) in British History, as well as the World History survey. The teaching load is three courses per semester.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
To apply, upload a letter of application, addressed to Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan, Chair of the British History Search Committee; a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required of all finalists prior to on-campus interviews); a diversity and inclusion statement, specifically addressing your qualifications and strategy for engaging all students at SHSU; a writing sample of chapter length; three sample syllabi (one undergraduate course on World History since 1500, one undergraduate course on British History, and one online graduate course in British History); and three letters of recommendation. Upload the three syllabi as a single file to the Teaching Portfolio link. If a candidate has not completed the doctorate, one letter must be from the candidate's advisor, addressing the state of the dissertation. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 20724
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.