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Assistant Professor of History

Job Title
Assistant Professor of History
Tarleton State University
History, Sociology and Geography
Proposed Minimum Salary
Job Location
Stephenville, Texas
Job Type
Job Description
Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M System, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of History. The successful candidate will teach four courses in both the fall and spring semesters for the newly organized Department of History, Sociology and Geography. In addition, the successful candidate will engage in campus service, advising, and scholarly activities within the field. This position begins September 1, 2019. We expect that the successful candidate will help us through teaching one or both sections of our two-semester World History sequence (HIST 2321 and HIST 2322).
Candidates with teaching and research specialties in African, Islamic World, Mediterranean world, or Indian Ocean History are particularly encouraged to apply. We are also keenly interested in candidates who bring global or transnational approaches to the study of science, religion, social thought or European empire and colonialism broadly conceived. A strong commitment to teaching world history survey courses, special topics courses in more specific areas of expertise, and evidence of scholarly potential are expected. The chosen applicant will be expected to pursue an active research agenda and to serve the department and the university as required.
In the cover letter please indicate courses you would envision creating. Also, please examine our current course catalog. Applicants should identify current catalog courses that they envision teaching or revising.
Send in an academic vita, cover letter, contact information for three references and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts. Please do not send in other materials at this time. Finalists will send in additional materials, including samples of scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
The deadline for full consideration is January 29, 2018. We expect to conduct initial Skype interviews in early February 2018.
Please apply at: https://www.tarleton.edu/jobs
Responsibilities:60% Teaching: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning.30% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.10% Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry. Facilitating counseling and degree planning for undergraduate and graduate students Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Must have a Ph.D. (ABD status may be considered as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations have been successfully completed by time of appointment for the Fall 2019 semester.) Evidence of emergent scholarly output in the candidate?s research field. A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching at a student-centered university.
Preferred Qualifications:
Field of specialization is open but we have preferences for candidates with specializations in African, Islamic World, Mediterranean world, or Indian Ocean History, and/or European Empire as it pertains to one of these areas. Candidates who bring global or transnational approaches to the study of science, religion, social thought or European empire and colonialism broadly conceived are also preferred. Experience as classroom teacher in world history survey courses. A demonstrated ability to obtain outside research fellowships and grants Experience with digital learning platforms and online teaching.
Please direct questions to either of the Search Committee Chairpersons:
Dr. Christopher Hickman (hickman@tarleton.edu)
Dr. Jensen Branscombe (jbranscombe@tarleton.edu)
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution?s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution?s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is founding member of The Texas A&M University System.
Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today's university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
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