Mississippi University for Women, History, Political Science, and Geography
Assistant Professor - African American History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Mississippi, United States|
The Department of History, Political Science, and Geography at Mississippi University for Women (MUW) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in African American history, beginning August 2023. The search is open with regard to research focus, but we especially welcome applications from scholars who have experience teaching undergraduates and supporting undergraduate research. The successful candidate will demonstrate the qualifications and enthusiasm to teach a broad range of undergraduate history courses in a department with majors in History, Political Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies; concentrations in Nonprofit Advocacy, Public History, Social Studies, and Teacher Certification; and minors including Geography, Pre-Law, and Medieval Studies. We are an interdisciplinary faculty and seek a colleague to help us expand our programs and course offerings and help create an interdisciplinary minor connected to African American history. Experience in online teaching is beneficial, as is experience fostering active learning.
The position requires teaching a 4-4 mix of introductory survey classes and specialized upper-level undergraduate courses, periodically including a sophomore methods course and senior research course taught on rotation by the history faculty. Upper-level courses will be related to the needs of the program and the selected candidate’s field of expertise and preferences.
MUW is a teaching university with a mission to serve underrepresented groups, including women, nontraditional students, and students of all races, genders, identities, religious affiliations, and abilities. We were founded in 1884 as the nation’s first public women’s college and have been coeducational since 1982. Our student body mirrors the racial and ethnic makeup of the state, with 59.5% of students identifying as White, 35.9% as Black, and 4.6% as another identity. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, disability, or veteran status. In addition to teaching, we value service, continued professional engagement, and scholarly research. We are conveniently located between Memphis, Birmingham, and the Gulf Coast.
For questions about this position, please contact Kristi DiClemente, Chair of The Department of History, Political Science, and Geography at email@example.com
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies