The Department of Social Sciences at Tarleton State University is accepting applications for a full-time (9 month) associate professor for the W.K. Gordon Endowed Chair in History. This position has a teaching load of 15 hours per academic year. The selected applicant will teach undergraduate courses in Texas history and both graduate and undergraduate in public history and museum studies. The applicant will be expected to pursue an active research agenda in these areas, present at professional meetings and in publications, and pursue grant funding for research and student projects. The selected applicant will also collaborate with the director of the W.K. Gordon Center on the Center’s focus on the industries associated with Thurber, Texas and on Texas industrial history. This collaboration will include the presentation and preservation role as well as the educational role of the Center as a museum and in relation to the History program. The selected applicant will also serve the department and the university as required (see the Tarleton State University Handbook for Faculty and Administrative Staff available at www.tarleton.edu).
Males, age 18 through 25, must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire. This position is designated as a security sensitive position and requires a satisfactory criminal history background check. Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.
Teaching/ Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity/ Service: As a member of the History program faculty in the Department of Social Sciences, teach classes in history for students in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs and coordinate with the director of the Gordon Center as a hands-on learning laboratory for students; undertake scholarly research on Texas history and local/public history; coordinate the public history focus in the undergraduate and graduate History degree programs; collaborate with the Gordon Center director on the Center’s focus on the industries associated with Thurber, Texas and on Texas history, presenting results of these investigations at professional meetings and in publications; pursue and secure grant funding for research and student projects in relation to scholarly work and courses within the History degree programs; develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect the current levels of knowledge in the discipline; exhibit willingness to work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify professional development activities which will lead to effective student learning outcomes; demonstrate a record of career long evidence of significant scholarly contributions to the profession; demonstrate through teaching, research and service a substantial command of the field of expertise; maintain an appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising, orientation; participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorships, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.
Administrative/Collaboration – Collaboration with the Center director in the preparation and presentation of annual budget requests; in the preparation and presentation of an annual planning report to the Division of Advancement and External Relations and the Department of Social Sciences in relation to the endowment and the teaching/academic role of the Center; in the preparation of print and electronic materials such as scholarly and popular manuscripts, internet websites, gallery guides, and brochures; in the acquisition, deaccessioning, attribution, authentication, loaning, and borrowing of all collections materials, insuring that they have proper housing and appropriate, regularly monitored environments whether on exhibition or in storage; in the maintenance of legal documents, files, and retrieval systems associated with acquisitions, accessioning, cataloging, loaning, borrowing, packing, shipping, inventory, insurance, and storage for collections materials; in the interpretation of collections for both exhibitions and educational programming, including planning, design, fabrication, monitoring, maintenance, and cleaning of long-term and temporary exhibits in the center and elsewhere; in the promotion of educational programming for both the general public and targeted school groups, insuring that content for school groups is consistent with guidelines and standards promulgated by the state education agency; in planning, executing, and evaluating special events at the center, which may require some evening and weekend hours; in promoting advertising, marketing, and public relations for the center; in encouraging local, regional, state, national, and international partnerships in such areas as tourism, research, professional training, and enrichment of student learning, foste
PROPOSED EMPLOYMENT DATE: 09/01/2017
ANNUAL SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications
Please apply online at https://jobs.tarleton.edu/postings/6436 . A cover letter, C.V., transcripts (official or unofficial), three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy should accompany your application. If you are not able to attach the documents when applying, please mail the requested documents to:
Tarleton State University
Dr. Eric Morrow
Department of Social Sciences
Stephenville, TX 76402
If mailing, please make sure you reference the Posting #0801617 and title of this position.
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