Position Description

The Department of History at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Black History in North America, ca. 1750 – 1850. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of the U.S. history survey, the first half of the African American survey, specialized undergraduate and graduate courses, and to direct theses. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the African American Studies program. Participation in departmental programs, service, and governance is expected.

Appointment date is Fall 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in History or related field, such as Africana Studies, African American Studies, or American Studies is required by the time of appointment.

Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda, with a record of scholarship, that complements the existing strengths of the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in mentoring students of color.

Application Procedures

To guarantee full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2021. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University faculty employment website will be considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/34964.

A complete application comprises a letter of application, a CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, a teaching and diversity statement, a chapter or article-length writing sample, and the names and affiliations of three potential referees.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date

Fall 2022

Review Date


Open Until Filled

Legal Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Date Posted: June 29, 2021