Georgia Southern University, History
Assistant Professor, Modern Middle East
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Georgia, United States|
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, with a specialty in Modern Middle East History. Georgia Southern University (www.georgiasouthern.edu), a member institution of the University System of Georgia and aCarnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 20,000 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. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The more than 700 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.
Position Description. Reporting to the Chair, the Assistant Professor of History, with a specialty in Modern Middle East requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach the survey of World History since 1450, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division 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.
- Ph.D. in History, or Ph.D. in a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hour credits in History, by August 1, 2013
- Ability to teach the history of the Ottoman Empire
- Ability to teach world history, undergraduate methods course, and senior seminar
- College or university teaching experience (part-time experience is permissible)
Screening of applications begins October 15, 2012, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2013. 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. No electronic applications, please. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.
Dr. John Steinberg, Search Chair, Search #65378
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
|Primary Category:||Middle East History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||World History / Studies