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Associate Professor Position

The Department of History and the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies invites applications for an Associate Professor position to coordinate a new interdisciplinary African American Studies undergraduate minor at Texas State University beginning fall 2019. To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, the candidate must meet the requirements for the rank as established by the University and the Department of History, including an active reseach agenda with a record of scholarship that complements the strengths of the department. The successful candidate will receive the appropriate rank and title based upon University and Department established guidelines.

Required qualifications include: (1) Ph.D. in African American history or related field (e.g. African American studies); (2) A track record of research and teaching related to African American history; (3) A record of, or demonstrated potential for, success in leading, developing or managing an academic program. Preferred qualifications: (1) Working and building relationships across disciplines, centers, departments or units; (2) Community engagement in research, teaching or service: (3) Research and/or teaching in African Diaspora studies.

Please send materials to To assure full consideration, please submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement on research, (3) an article-length writing sample, (4) curriculum vitae, and (5) three letters of recommendation. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting Universities.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Texas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please direct questions to: Dr. Audwin L. Anderson, Search Committee Chair, Director, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666 at

Texas State university is an Emerging Research University and a Hispanic Serving Instiltion located 35 miles south of Austin and 35 miles north of San Antonio. Texas State is an EOE.