Georgia Southern University- Assistant Professor of History, US in the World

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Assistant Professor of History
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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University- Assistant Professor of History, US in the World

University System of Georgia
Assistant Professor of History, United States in the World
Search #67094

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History

The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History, United States in the World, with emphasis on US foreign relations. Georgia Southern University (, a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The more than 900 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the Department of History offers a student-centered degree program that blends traditional and contemporary approaches, emphasizing global perspectives while recognizing the value of local and regional history. Students are mentored by a faculty of dedicated teacher-scholars, who are nationally and internationally known in their fields of expertise. The Department of History has 26 faculty members and offers both B.A. and M.A. degrees in History and a graduate certificate in Public History.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair, the position of Assistant Professor of History, United States in the World, with emphasis on US foreign relations requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach The United States of America: A Comprehensive Survey, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division and graduate courses in his or her field. In addition to pursuing an active research agenda, the successful candidate is expected to advise students and contribute to departmental governance. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in History by August 1, 2014
  • Ability to teach chronological and topical courses in the history of United States foreign relations from the 18th century to the present
  • Ability to teach the survey of United States history, undergraduate methods course, and senior seminar

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College or university teaching experience (part-time experience is acceptable)

Screening of applications begins October 25, 2013, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; an article-length writing sample; unofficial academic transcripts; and three letters of professional reference. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. No electronic applications, please.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Anastatia Sims, Search Chair, US in the World, Search #67094
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro GA 30460-8054

Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-478-4478

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