Associate Professor to (Full) Professor, Tenure-Track, Department of History, Southwest Borderlands


Website Baylor University


The Department of History seeks an Associate to Full Professor of Southwest Borderlands History to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses & conduct research in this area.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.


The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a doctorate in History or a related field
  • Be able to demonstrate a research and teaching agenda appropriate for an R1 institution and a willingness to seek external research funding.

We especially welcome applications from candidates whose expertise could include the history of Indigenous peoples and/or who could teach Texas history.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following initial materials electronically via Interfolio: (a) letter of interest, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) an official transcript for the highest degree conferred, and (d) a list of three references with contact information. The application deadline for submission of initial materials is Friday, October 13, 2023.

At a later time, applicants considered for interviews will be asked to provide a response to Baylor’s Christian mission, a sample syllabus, and an article-length writing sample representative of current research (published or unpublished). Recommendation letters will also be requested from references at this time.

To learn more about the Department of History, the College of Arts & Sciences, and Baylor University, please use the links to visit our university website. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Dianne Reyes, Office Manager, at Questions regarding the position should be directed to Beth Allison Barr, Search Committee Chair, at

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