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Assistant Professor in Texas History

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor in Texas History
Job Posting Number 20180010FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department History
Position Description

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Texas History to 1860

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in history or related fields is required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach U.S. and Texas history survey courses and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in Texas history and guide student research in Spanish-language sources. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda complementing the existing methodological and topical strengths of the department with a record of scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred areas of specialization include the borderlands and/or slavery.

We seek a collaboratively-minded historian with an interest in engaging with communities and organizations across and outside the university. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected of the successful candidate.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin November 12, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/19740. A complete application comprises a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample that includes the use of Spanish-language sources, and three letters of recommendation.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 11/12/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices

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Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


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Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Samples of Scholarly Work/Research
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Writing Sample