The Department of History in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of History, Russian History since 1547. This position will be located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.
Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Statesboro campus, the Armstrong campus in Savannah, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.
Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.
Within this setting, the Department of History offers Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in history and a concentration and certificate in Public History. The department has 38 faculty members with diverse fields of expertise. The average upper-division class size on campus is 25 students, ensuring that students receive one-on-one attention and develop strong working relationships with faculty. The Assistant Professor of Russian History will contribute to the Department’s mission of teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level (including support for thesis work at both levels), research, and service in the classroom, the community, and the profession.
Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the position of Assistant Professor of History, Russian History since 1547, requires teaching, research, and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will teach the survey of World History since 1450, a core course required of all Georgia Southern University students, as well as courses required for the major, and a variety of upper-division and graduate courses in his or her field. In addition to pursuing an active research agenda, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to departmental governance. A research specialization in women’s or gender studies is desirable, but not required. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• PhD in History by August 1, 2019
• Ability to teach courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian history
• Ability to teach world history, undergraduate methods course, and senior seminar
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
• Research and/or teaching interest in women’s or gender studies
• College or university teaching experience (part-time experience is acceptable)
Deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2018. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; an article-length writing sample, and three professional letters of recommendation. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Kathleen Comerford, Search Chair, Search # 67624
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: RussianHistorySearch@
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu