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Visiting Assistant Professor of History (African History)

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/15/23

Job Description

Department: Dept of History

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition number: 202300041F

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 department seeks an historian of sub-Saharan Africa. Regional and chronological specializations open. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, to include both halves of the World History survey as well as upper-division and graduate courses in African history. 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:


Experience 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.

Other Requirements for the Position:


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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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...