The History Program at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of History, beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will teach four, 3-credit courses in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Teaching load will include introductory and upper-level History classes which focus on modern American history. Preference will be given to candidates proficient in Texas History. The ideal candidate will, likewise, demonstrate proficiency in World History and/or Cultural Geography.
Other duties of the position include: advising current and prospective students studying History; collaborating effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the community; participating in recruitment activities for the History program as well as the university; providing service to the university through involvement in committees as well as university activities (e.g., commencement); and engaging in ongoing scholarly work as well as professional development.
A doctoral degree in History is preferred, though ABD candidates will be considered. Teaching experience is preferred. A master’s degree in History (or closely related area) is required.
Successful candidates must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University's Statement of Faith
Initial review of applications will begin on March 7, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
(1) Cover letter describing how the candidate fits the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position, (2) Current curriculum vitae (CV), (3) Evidence of teaching ability and a teaching philosophy statement, (4) Statement of Christian Faith, and (5) at least three letters of reference providing information as to how the candidate can fulfill the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position. Applicants should have reference letters emailed directly to Ms. Chastity Jobe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Hardin-Simmons University, a church-related institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas:
Fosters the intellectual development of students by providing an academically challenging undergraduate education based upon a liberal arts foundation, and advances scholarly growth by offering specialized graduate and professional degree programs.
Academic excellence continues as a priority at Hardin-Simmons University as it has for more than a century. The core curriculum involves students in a broad range of inquiry relating general studies with requirements of the chosen major. Graduate programs broaden the scope of learning in scientific and professional disciplines and encourage students to regard learning as a lifelong process. Small classes taught by experienced scholars give the opportunity for interactive learning. The institution’s commitment to excellence is best illustrated through the lives of graduates who traditionally have excelled in a wide variety of fields.
Affirms the relevance and importance of the Christian faith for life in the contemporary world by maintaining a clear identification with the loyalty to the Christian faith and func...tioning within the context of history Baptist values and principles.
Founded in 1891 by a determined group of ministers, ranchers and merchants, Hardin-Simmons University established dual goals of developing the mind and nurturing the spiritual life of its students. That commitment to encourage growth in faith and knowledge has remained central. Believing academic excellence and Christian faith to be complementary, the University emphasizes the need for interaction between faith and reason.
Encourages individuals to lead lives of service through active involvement in intellectual, cultural and religious life, both on the campus and in the larger communities of Abilene and the world.
Although Western in tradition, the University takes pride in the cosmopolitan nature of its students, faculty and staff, and encourages the development of an international perspective. Through its leadership in providing intellectual, spiritual, cultural and social opportunities, the University serves as catalyst for the advancement and enrichment of its students and the community.