Assistant Professor of History Education

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

ID: 7082422
Posted: August 6, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Assistant Professor of History Education

Job ID: 231513

Location: Columbus State University

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community -

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary
The Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Counseling in Columbus State University's College of Education and Health Professions invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of History Education. The start date for this position is August 2022.

Responsibilities include: coordinating the undergraduate and graduate programs in History Education; effective teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels (face-to-face, blended, and fully online); designing, implementing, and assessing History Education programs of study; supervising student teachers, interns, and practicum students; engaging in research and scholarly activities, to include mentoring doctoral students; serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees; performing service to the program, department, college, and university; working closely with faculty in the Middle and Secondary education fields as well as content faculty in the College of Letters and Sciences; working with and supporting the work of the Ivey Center for the Cultural Approach to History; and participating actively in History Education professional development and leadership activities.

The successful candidate will perform service and administrative tasks necessary to enhance program, department, college, and university goals and objectives; foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration; work in continuous improvement of educator preparation and educational research; demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and community of practice; and engage in practices that support the University's focus on student engagement and active learning.

The selected candidate will be a community role model who fosters an environment of professionalism, scholarship, continuous improvement in History Education program design and delivery, and collaboration with the History Education program design and delivery and collaboration with the Ivey Center for the Cultural Approach to History, university faculty, and public school personnel. Additionally, the candidate will be a strong advocate for the Cultural Approach to History and the History Education programs within the university and community at large. The Department of Teacher Education Leadership and Counseling at Columbus State University prepares candidates to be student-centered teachers who promote engagement and success for all learners.

Required Qualifications
Candidates must have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in History Education (expertise in both middle and secondary history education preferred) or a related field from a regionally accredited institution; experience and knowledge in education as a middle and/or secondary history teacher (public, U.S. schools preferred), curriculum director, or administrator; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; a record of successful research and publication or strong evidence of potential; a demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement in the profession; and the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to bring innovative strategies to our teacher education programs; have evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments; have middle and secondary grades history certification and teaching experience in U.S. public schools; have expertise and experience with the Cultural Approach to History; have evidence of collaborating with middle and secondary schools/partners in a Professional Development Schools; and have knowledge and experience with NCATE/CAEP accreditation.

Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Preference will be given to applications received by September 30, 2021. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

• Cover Letter/Letter of Application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to offer.)
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Statement of Scholarly Interests / Agenda
• Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
• Three references with e-mails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan G. Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to

Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

To apply, visit

Copyright ©2021 Inc. All rights reserved.


Apply Now

Please mention to the employer that you saw this ad on