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Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/03/23

Job Description

Department: Dept of History

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition number: 202300022F

Usual duties:

The Department of History at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2023. This is a one-year appointment.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, to include an online graduate course on the Reconstruction Era; an upper-division course in the candidate’s area of expertise; and both halves of the United States history survey. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to engaging Sam Houston State University’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a promising research agenda. Online teaching experience is a plus.

Degree Requirements:

Ph.D. in History is required prior to appointment. ABD candidates may apply; however, the Ph.D. must be completed before the start of the appointment.

Experience Requirements:


Other Requirements for the Position:

To apply, upload a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample of chapter length; unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required prior to appointment); a teaching philosophy, specifically addressing your strategies for engaging all students at SHSU; two sample syllabi (one for a U.S. history survey course, and one for an online graduate course on the Reconstruction Era, both uploaded as a single file to the Teaching Portfolio link); and three letters of recommendation. If a candidate has not completed the doctorate, one letter must be from the candidate’s advisor, addressing the state of the dissertation.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...