Assistant Professor of United States History

Assistant Professor of United States History (Tenure Track)

Division/Department: Academic Affairs, Division of Humanities
Open Date: Feb. 1, 2021


The Morehouse College Humanities Division History Program seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship with teaching and research expertise in United States history. We are particularly interested in candidates who situate the study of U.S. history in global contexts, cross-disciplinary boundaries and engage questions related to cultural and gender identity. Experience teaching online is also required. This position carries a standard teaching load of 12 credit hours per term. However, Morehouse offers an attractive start-up package and load reduction to assist faculty with their on-going scholarship and research agenda in their specialization area. The position also includes the opportunity for additional summer school teaching. The individual appointed to this position will offer courses for majors and in the general education program in history and other thematic areas. This position presents a compelling opportunity to play an important role in both continuing a Morehouse tradition of producing history majors prepared for graduate study at the nation’s top universities and also innovating to ensure that the history program prepares students for opportunities in the 21st-century workforce.

Candidates with experience in digital humanities—teaching, research, and creating multimedia products—or with an interest in developing expertise and projects in digital humanities are encouraged to apply. A new faculty member with such interests will have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty in the division to establish a planned Digital Humanities Incubator and mentor students engaged in digital humanities endeavors. The successful candidate is expected to publish in the field and offer service to the College. 

  • We will consider candidates at the ABD stage, but an earned Ph.D. is required by Aug. 1, 2021. A record of effective university teaching and demonstrated research potential are also required. 
Application Instructions

Applicants for this position should submit via Interfolio:

  • A Letter of Interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  • Teaching Portfolio (to include a statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching evaluations, and sample syllabus)
  • A Writing Sample

The individual selected for the position will be expected to start in August 2021.

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