Texas State University, History
Open Rank, Faculty of Practice in Public History and Local and Community History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for an open rank, faculty of practice position in local and community history, broadly interpreted. The position is part of a thriving public history program concentration in the master’s degree in history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the practice of public history with regard to local and community history and heritage and related areas of specialization. For information on Texas State faculty appointment policy, see: http://policies.txstate.edu/division-policies/academic-affairs/04-01-23.html.
We seek a collaboratively-minded colleague 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.
Ph.D. in history or related field is required by time of appointment.
Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of practice in local and community history, including experience or collaboration with history or preservation organizations, and relevant research productivity.
Required qualifications for each rank include:
• Assistant professor—minimum of 5 years in professional practice as well as relevant professional presentations, workshops, articles, or publications, and leadership in relevant professional organizations.
• Associate professor—minimum of 10 years in professional practice or management capacity, as well as relevant professional presentations, workshops, or publications, and leadership in relevant professional organizations.
• Professor—minimum of 15 years in professional practice or management capacity, as well as relevant professional presentations, workshops, articles, or publications, leadership in relevant professional organizations, and recognition by peers for professional contributions.
The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.
Preferred areas of expertise include one or more of the following or related specializations: local and community history project development and administration; film and moving image history; knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations; historic site identification, documentation, and assessment utilizing recognized state and federal standards; historical research and report production in association with cultural resource management projects; community history and tourism practices; projects that further public dialogue and knowledge about the preservation of significant cultural and historic sites.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching courses at the college-level and in a related field.
To guarantee full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2019. A complete application will include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae or resume, a sample of written work in one or more of the preferred areas of expertise, three letters of recommendation, and a sample syllabus.
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/25756.
|Primary Category:||Local History
|Secondary Categories:||Public History