Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Assistant Professor of History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
Description: The College of Arts and Sciences seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning in Summer 2016. The appointment is for an Assistant Professor of History; specialization sought is United States History. The College seeks excellence in instruction, research, and service. The regular teaching load is 4/4. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed. The successful candidate will be:
- Willing to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
- Broadly trained in History and experience teaching United States History.
- Familiar with the needs of a non-traditional, first-generation, culturally diverse student body.
- Familiar with high-impact educational practices such as cooperative education, service learning, and undergraduate research.
- Experienced in contemporary instructional technologies such as learning management systems and e-portfolios.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- A Ph.D. degree in History, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
- A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in History
- Evidence of active research
- A minimum of one year college or university teaching experience.
Texas A&M University--San Antonio: A&M-SA is an upper-division only university with over 4,500 students (Fall 2015) enrolled in undergraduate programs and select graduate programs. The university received independent accreditation by SACSCOC in December 2014. As part of its move toward becoming a comprehensive university, A&M-SA will begin admitting first and second year students in Fall 2016, pending SACSCOC approval. The successful candidate will join a rapidly growing institution.
The university has identified cybersecurity, cyber-physical security, and water resources science as the initial thrust areas for research. Part of the statewide Texas A&M University System, A&M-SA is located on 694 acres in south San Antonio and offers a 21st century education to a diverse student body. Built in the style of the historic Spanish missions, the main campus facilities leverage technology to enhance the university’s commitment to student success, while embracing the spirit of San Antonio’s rich culture. Self-reported demographic data indicate 56% of students are the first generation in their family in college, 67% are Hispanic, and 63% are women. The goal is to meet students ‘where they are’, be sensitive to their needs and committed to their progressive and sustained growth. A&M-SA prides itself in being agile and audacious in thinking. The faculty and staff are working to implement data driven and proven high impact practices in teaching and learning, including the learning community model, that lead to student persistence and college completion. It seeks faculty who are committed to this vision, are willing to innovate and experiment, and create a national model for student success.
Application Process: Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.
Applicants must complete the application/Faculty Form as well as upload a letter of interest and their curriculum vita.
The priority date for applications is January 4, 2015. The position is open until filled.
Finalists will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. The letters should be less than one year old and should bear the writer’s actual signature.
Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, One University Way, San Antonio, Texas 78224. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (e.g., AACRAO; http://www.aacrao.org/credential/index.htm).
The selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.
The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Please direct any questions to Brittaney Mora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies