Assistant Professor of History

Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States

Job description

The Department of History at Winthrop University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of History with specialization in African American history. We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar trained to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in African American history as well as undergraduate US history surveys. Period of specialization is open, though ability to offer pre-20th century courses would help meet additional teaching needs. Additional plusses for our programs are the ability to offer specialized courses on Gender and Native American history. The position involves a nine-month, full-time, tenure track appointment, beginning August 2018. Responsibilities include teaching four sections per semester, advising students, continuing research and scholarly activity, and service to the department and university. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach the equivalent of four courses or twelve hours each semester, including undergraduate and graduate courses in African American history.
  • Teach introductory US history surveys and other courses in the university’s interdisciplinary general education program.
  • Develop curriculum and new courses for the BA and MA programs.
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
  • Continue productive research and scholarly activities.
  • Participate in professional service activities for the department, college, and university

Employment Conditions:
A nine-month, full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. If the successful candidate is ABD at the start of employment, the appointment will be a non-tenure track position at the rank of instructor. Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications.


  • Ph.D. in history or a related area is required for appointment at the assistant professor rank.
  • Significant training and experience in target areas
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the college level and a strong commitment to student learning and development
  • Ability to collaborate with African American Studies minor program and other disciplines
  • Ability to teach courses on Gender, Native American, or pre-20th century US history is a plus

How to apply

Review of application materials will begin on February 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filed. Complete applications must be submitted via Interfolio and should include the following:

  • Letter of application including candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy and scholarly research agenda
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current recommendations from at least three persons who know the candidate professionally
  • Recent teaching evaluations or evidence of effective teaching
  • Sample of representative written work (article or chapter)
  • All graduate transcripts documenting terminal degree and supporting coursework. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial review; official transcripts are required prior to final appointment.)
  • Names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses (as available) of at least three persons who know the candidate professionally

References will not be contacted without the candidate’s approval/consent. All applications materials will be handled in confidence. Questions about the position and nominations should be directed to Dr. Gregory Crider, Department of History,