FEATURED JOB: Visiting Assistant Professor in US History - Sam Houston State University

Erika Suchecki, H-Net Staff Announcement
Announcement Type
Home Office Notices
Texas, United States
Subject Fields
American History / Studies

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. 

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.

To apply, upload to https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/34139 a letter of application, addressed to Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan, Chairperson of the Department of History; a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts of all post-secondary education will be required of all finalists); a statement specifically addressing your strategy for engaging all students at SHSU; a writing sample of chapter length; 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. 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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Contact Information

Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan

Chair, Department of History

Sam Houston State University