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Assistant Professor of History #807

Mississippi University for Women
Job Location:
Columbus, Mississippi
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 2022. 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 the department with majors in History, Political Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies, and minors including Geography, PreLaw, and Medieval Studies. We are an interdisciplinary faculty, and we seek a colleague to help us expand our programs and course offerings and help create an interdisciplinary minor connected to African American history.

Minimum Qualifications

 • PhD in History, African American Studies, or a related field
• a minimum of 18 hours of graduate coursework in history 
• demonstrated experience in one or more of the areas of expertise listed above 
• enthusiasm for mentoring and advising a diverse population of students from under-served communities

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. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. In addition to teaching, we value scholarly research, continued professional engagement, and service. We are conveniently located between Memphis, Birmingham, and the Gulf Coast.
In addition to African American history, the department has interest in candidates with areas of expertise including one or more of the following: women’s history and politics; oral history; public history; Transatlantic studies; legal history; and Southern studies. Experience in online teaching is beneficial, as is experience fostering undergraduate research and active learning. A background in other disciplines served by our department is also welcome. 

The position requires teaching a 4-4 load and a blend of introductory survey classes and specialized upper-level undergraduate courses, as well as a sophomore methods course and senior research course as needed. Upper-level courses will be related to the needs of the program and the candidate’s field of expertise and reflect the preferences of the faculty member. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, disability, or veteran status.
Candidates should submit the following items online at
· Letter of Application
· Curriculum Vitae
· Statement of Teaching Philosophy
· A syllabus for at least one course in African American history that reflect the candidate’s interests and areas of expertise (Please upload your sample syllabus as “Other Document.”)
· Transcripts (official transcripts required for those who are scheduled for interviews)
· Names and contact information for three references.
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