Assistant Professor of History

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 106040
Working Title Assistant Professor of History
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Department History
Job Purpose

Teach both halves of the United States Survey sequence and upper division course in African American history.

Essential Functions

Teach both halves of the United States Survey sequence, an upper division course in African American history, and other specialty areas where needed. Teach an equivalent of 12 hours per semester. Effectively relate to students, faculty, and other personnel. Demonstrate a capacity for research. Advise students on academic and vocational matters. Serve on faculty committees, including those associated with African American studies, minority, and multicultural affairs. Perform departmental duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in History from an accredited institution by August 1, 2018. Demonstrated expertise in African American/Black History. Teaching philosophy and preferred instructional methods compatible with departmental goals and resources. Ability to advise and mentor students. Ability to teach both halves of the United States history survey. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Commitment to excellence, diversity, and equity. Authorized to work in the United States without the University’s sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with educational technology and/or digital history. Experience teaching both halves of the United States Survey sequence and additional subfields that augment existing departmental specialties, especially economic history, southern U.S., intellectual history, modern U.S., and/or sports history. Demonstrated commitment to collaborative undergraduate education. Ability to contribute to graduate and professional degree programs. Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with students, faculty, and other university personnel.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.
Benefits Information

Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Details

Posting Date 09/25/2017
Screening Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter discussing teaching experience and philosophy, advising, research and other professional goals, and courses you are willing to teach; curriculum vitae; copies of all higher education transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire); and names and email addresses for three references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2017; open until filled. Applicants invited to TTU for an interview must be prepared to provide additional materials and give an appropriate lecture to faculty, students and guests. For questions, contact Dr. Troy D. Smith, tdsmith@tntech.edu, 931-372-6297.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3
  3. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have by start date, a PhD in History from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)