Texas Tech University, History
Visiting Assistant Professor of United States History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Visiting Assistant Professor United States History to begin January 2024. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in U.S. history, specifically both halves of the U.S. history survey. The position is for three semesters, from January 2024 to May 2025.
At Texas Tech University, the Visiting Assistant Professor title designates a full-time, non-tenure-acquiring role with primary duties in teaching organized classes and/or instructional labs.
In line with TTU’s strategic priorities to engage and empower a diverse student body, applicants must have experience working with diverse student populations at the undergraduate level. Additional required qualifications are:
- A completed PhD in United States History at the time of appointment
- A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching
In addition to the required qualifications, individuals with the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: experience teaching both halves of the United States History survey, and an established research agenda commensurate with the standards of a research-intensive university.
About the University, College, and Department
Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students, with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
Founded in 1925 as one of the university's four original colleges, the College of Arts & Sciences is comprised of 15 departments, offering a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and natural sciences. The College has more than 10,000 students enrolled representing more than a quarter of the overall Texas Tech University student population while maintaining a 22:1 student to faculty ratio.
The History Department at Texas Tech is a vibrant place, home to 34 faculty members who regularly publish innovative research. We commonly serve more than 5,000 undergraduate students each semester, nearly 400 of whom are majors, with an additional 300 minors and area concentrations. We also have a robust graduate program of around 80 students pursuing either their MA or PhD degree. Our graduates have gone on careers in education, politics, law and public service of all kinds.
Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the South Plains region's educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare hub, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock’s Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.
Equal Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.
To Apply for this Position
Please include the following documents in your application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter that discusses teaching approach and pedagogy
- Two sample syllabi
- Two letters of recommendation
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023. To ensure full consideration, please complete an online application here. Requisition number 34972BR.
Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Barbara Hahn, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance with the application process, contact Human Resources, Talent Acquisition at email@example.com or 806-742-3851.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies