Assistant or Associate Professor of History


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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 February 20, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates for this position must submit the following application materials via Cornerstone Applicant Management System ( (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 (

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