Assistant Professor of History

Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Social Sciences

Assistant Professor of History

POSITION:   Assistant Professor of History. Nine-month tenure-track appointment.

DESCRIPTION:  The Social Sciences Department of Henderson State University, Arkansas’ Public Liberal Arts University and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor of History. The successful candidate will teach the second half of the World Civilizations survey (from 1660) and upper division courses in both African and Middle Eastern History. Our new colleague will also have expertise and the ability to teach courses in one or more of the following fields: the Islamic world, Asian History, public history, and women’s history. We seek a colleague with a deep commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and teaching, a strong research agenda with record of contributions to the discipline, and a willingness to represent the department and college in university governance. Members of the department of social sciences have the opportunity to participate in both the Master of Liberal Arts degree program (MLA) and the university’s honors program. The department also administers Ellis College’s successful Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in the Social Sciences.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should be ABD with a firm defense date, or possess a doctorate in history from an accredited institution of higher education. Teaching experience is desirable.

SALARY:  Commensurate with education and experience. Generous benefits package including university-supplemented health insurance and retirement plan.

UNIVERSITY: Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, a charming community of 11,000 residents situated one-hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit or for more information about Henderson and our community.

APPLICATION: Applications should be addressed to Dr. Megan Hickerson, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent via e-mail in PDF format to Millie Bowden, Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a description of your teaching methods, three letters of recommendation which address both teaching and research, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of the three individuals providing the letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The applicant selected for this position is subject to background screening, including criminal background check, pursuant to university policy. The selected applicant will be required to submit official transcripts.