The Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for the position of department chair (#126005). Applicants must be eligible to meet the criteria for the rank of either associate professor or professor. Expedited tenure upon appointment possible. The start date for the position is August 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will lead a department that offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in History, M.A. degrees in History and Public History, a Ph.D. in Public History, and contributes to interdisciplinary programs, including Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. The department seeks candidates who are committed to DEI and emphasize collaborative leadership and the ability to manage quotidian operations while focusing on long-range plans to foster growth and sustain quality programs.

The successful candidate will prioritize excellence in teaching, have a distinguished record of scholarship, and have a commitment to equitable student success. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership abilities, strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and provide advocacy for diverse student and faculty concerns.

A terminal degree in History or closely related field is required; candidates with prior administrative experience— including management of budgets, experience with assessment for learning improvement, and interest in recruitment, and fundraising— may receive special consideration.

To apply or for more detailed information visit MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: November 22, 2021

Date posted: October 9, 2021