Assistant Professor of History (Close Date: May 10, 2021)

  • Columbus State University
  • Columbus, GA
  • Apr 23, 2021
Full time History

Job Description

Job ID: 226229

About Us

Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community -

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work "to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population." The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary

The Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in 19th Century American History. Specialization within the field of U.S. history is open, but the department is particularly interested in scholars who have research interests in gender history and/or African American history. Candidates who have experience in Digital Humanities are especially encouraged to apply. The start date for this position is August 1, 2021.


Responsibilties include but are not limited to; 4/4 teaching load; teaching both introductory survey courses (with special attention to the HIST 2111 U.S. History to 1865 survey) and advanced undergraduate and graduate history courses each semester; and mentoring and advising students.

The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, work continuously to improve history education, and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement and active learning.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in American History (strong ABD applicants will be considered, but degree must be in hand by the start date).

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Potential for continued professional development, scholarship and community engagement
  • University teaching experience
  • Experience in Digital Humanities
Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for all full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to campus visit)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Recent sample of scholarly work
  • Three letters of recommendation 

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gary Sprayberry, Chair of the Department of History and Geography. Give him a call at 706-507-8356 or send an email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

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