Assistant Professor of History

Arts & Sciences

Faculty Rank

Assistant professor

Beginning Date of Appointment


Position #


Type of Position

Full Time

Tenure Status

Tenured/Tenure Track

Number of Months per Year


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in History (research field is open), demonstrated experience in teaching history/social studies at the secondary level and/or developing curriculum work in the discipline, and an active research agenda in their field of study. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 2019.


Additional Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)


License/Certification Required


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Support the department’s program for history majors seeking licensure to teach social studies at the secondary level. Collaborate with the director and other department colleagues in development and delivery of history/social studies education courses for majors in the program. Teach other courses, particularly in general education and in the candidate's area of research specialization. Conduct field supervision of student teachers as their academic area consultant. Serve on committee assignments pertinent to the university’s teacher preparation program. Pursue a research and publication agenda in history, which can include work in social studies education.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must email a complete application consisting of an application letter, C.V., and three letters of recommendation.  We invite all applicants for employment with Appalachian State University to complete our voluntary Affirmative Action data collection survey.  This brief survey can be accessed at

Initial Review Date


Person and address to whom the application should be sent

Search Committee Chair c/o

Description of the Department or Unit

Appalachian State University’s History Department houses the largest program for the education of secondary history/social studies teachers in North Carolina. Our program’s mission is to prepare our majors to teach a robust, digitally-infused, and globally-minded history/social studies curriculum. The department offers three other undergraduate majors, a master’s degree program, and employs approximately 25 tenure-line faculty members. Additional information about the department, the university, and the surrounding area is located at For information on our History Education Program visit:

Search Committee Chair Name

Rwany Sibaja

Search Committee Chair Email Address

Rwany Sibaja c/o:

Seated Disability Statement

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Description of the University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. 

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Eligibility of Employment

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