The Department of History at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in public history beginning August 1, 2019, at either the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate public history courses and U.S. History surveys, administering public history projects and supervising students at the Center for Public History, co-directing the public history program, serving on graduate thesis committees, and working with community and public history agencies.  Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or related field with public history experience required. Experience in digital history or new media highly desirable; other desired fields include museum studies, material culture, and cultural heritage tourism. The department will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the public history and museum studies programs at UWG, visit our website at https://www.westga.edu/academics/coah/history/pubhistory/index.php. Send letter of application, c.v., a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation in electronic format to Dr. Ann McCleary, Chair, Public History Search Committee,  at amcclear@westga.edu

UWG is a comprehensive, culturally diverse university and an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. Located about 50 miles from Atlanta, UWG has around 13,000 students and a vibrant M.A. program in History.   Please be advised that the successful applicant will be required by University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy to complete a background check as a prior condition of employment.

UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.