Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), African American History—Search
The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations
for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) of African American History, with a preference for a
research and teaching focus on Low Country/Gullah Geechee history. The home campus for this position
will be the Savannah campus.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on
public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro,
Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the
associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of
community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning
opportunities. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s
commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a
demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution’s goals
and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially
encouraged to apply.
Within this setting, the Department of History has a significant presence in the core curriculum and the
Digital Humanities program, offers a major and minor in History, and has active chapters of Phi Alpha
Theta. It hosts a thriving graduate program, with tracks in US, World, and Public History, and a new
online track in War & Society. Department members are active in campus programming and community
outreach in Statesboro and Savannah and the surrounding areas.
Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the tenure-track Assistant Professor position
requires a 3-3 teaching load with an expectation of research and service. In particular, this position will
serve as the point person for the department’s commitment to the Telfair Museums’ Legacy of Slavery in
Savannah project. The position is a tenure track academic year position. The salary is competitive and
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• Earned Ph.D. in History, or a closely related field, with a specialization in African American History, by August 1, 2022.
• Demonstrated interest in and record of success in community engagement. • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.
• Teaching and research focus in Low Country/Gullah Geechee history.
• Record of teaching African American and U.S. history courses at the college level.
• Peer-reviewed scholarly publications.
Conditions of Employment:
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
• All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
• Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
• Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.
Screening of applications begins December 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The
preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing
the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and
email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only
complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a
background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Kwaku Nti, Search Chair, Search 67856
Georgia Southern University
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or
https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/history/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-
evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia
Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national
origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should
notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.
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