Assistant Professor of Public History with Specialization in Historically Underrepresented Communities in the United States
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
The History Department at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Public History with specialization in historically underrepresented communities, including, but not limited to, communities of color, sexual orientations, gender identities, sex, and disabilities to begin Fall 2022. Successful candidates are expected to have demonstrable accomplishments in the field of Public History, broadly defined (e.g., an exhibit, community-engaged project, management of an archival project). Individuals who will have attained a PhD in History, Public History, or a related field by August 15, 2022 are encouraged to apply.
The Capital Campus Public History Program at Sacramento State is a long standing and well-respected regional institution. Students can pursue an MA in Public History, a PhD through a partnership with the University of California, Santa Barbara, or undergraduate coursework focused on public history skills and careers. The department has robust course offerings in theories and methods of public history as well as intensive internship experiences with our partners at the local, state, and federal level. Faculty and students have ample opportunity to work with our regional partners in community projects that prioritize the voices of historically underrepresented communities in local and California history.
Sacramento State is a teaching-focused institution. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Public History and American History as relates to their specialization. Our new colleague will also supervise graduate student research in Public History. Successful candidates will also be prepared to design and offer courses in their areas of specialization. Teaching requirements may also include undergraduate survey courses in US history, historical methods seminars, and undergraduate and graduate seminars.
Additional position requirements include:
• engaging in research and scholarly activity related to Public History,
• engaging in research and scholarly activity related to historically underrepresented communities in the United States,
• advising majors,
• serving on department, college, and university committees,
• and applying professional expertise to work with our regional community partners and build new relationships to the benefit of our campus and the greater Sacramento community to advance Sacramento State’s Anchor University initiative: https://www.csus.edu/experience/anchor-university/
Sacramento is the state capital of California and one of the most diverse cities in the nation. As the heart of the region’s higher education community, Sacramento State is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), dedicated to access, academic excellence, and inclusion. We have a strong commitment to fostering the success of students at many stages of their life and academic journey. More information about Sacramento State’s equity programs and student success initiatives can be found here: https://www.csus.edu/student-affairs/
Sacramento State’s history majors and graduate students reflect our campus community, with students from a diverse range of backgrounds, most working full-or part-time, and many of them the first in the family to pursue a college degree. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will apply their expertise and experiences to contribute to advancing the success of our diverse student population and contributing to Sac State’s commitment to become an antiracist and inclusive institution. Sac State’s Antiracist and Inclusive Campus plan can be found here:
Applicants are requested to submit a diversity statement that demonstrates experience with or willingness to:
• develop and incorporate effective teaching strategies for different types of learners;
• create an equitable and inclusive learning environment to support all student success; and
• advance the History Department’s goal of promoting an anti-racist and anti-oppressive campus to recruit, retain, and mentor students.
The PhD in History, Public History, or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2022. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022; position open until filled.
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State job website located at https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/509668/tenure-track-faculty-public-history-with-specialization-in-historically-underrepresented-communities-in-the-us.
Candidates must upload the following attachments with the electronic application:
1. a cover letter addressing teaching and research;
2. a curriculum vitae, including contact information (phone and email) for 2 references;
3. a teaching portfolio including syllabi and a statement of teaching philosophy;
4. a diversity statement (see description above);
5. two examples of scholarly work: one traditional piece of historical writing and one publicly engaged writing sample (e.g., an exhibit script, historic register nomination, grant application, finding guide, podcast, or blog post)
6. graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted, official required for interview).
Candidates must also have two (2) recent letters of recommendation sent to the search committee at email@example.com.
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S., California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).
For questions about the position or application procedure, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clery Act statistics available.
|Primary Category:||Public History
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
Asian American History / Studies
Chicana/o History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality