Open Tenure-Track Position for Public Historian

Assistant or Associate Professor in Public History

The History Program at the University of West Georgia invites applications for an Assistant or Associate rank tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2022. The position will be to direct established public history and museum studies programs, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public history, and serve on graduate committees. In addition, this position also serves as the Director of our award-winning Center for Public History, which includes the oversight, development, and management of the Center’s public history projects and grants, the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student staff, and engaging with local and regional communities and public history agencies and organizations.  

A Ph.D. in History, American Studies, or related field, and public history work experience is required. Experience and training in museum studies is preferred. Additional expertise in fields such as material culture, digital history, oral history, folklife, archives, or preservation would be welcome.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please submit your materials by May 15, 2022. Candidates are asked to submit an electronic application, which will include a Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, a Writing Sample, and contact information for three references. Please apply through this portal and search for Job ID #242560.

The public history program contributes to the University of West Georgia’s strategic plan by providing support and experiential learning for students; supporting the institution’s goals of relevance, competitiveness, and placemaking; and advancing the “front porch” of the university.  The University of West Georgia has been awarded the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for its institutional commitment to community engagement through teaching, research and public service. For more information about the public history and museum studies programs and the Center for Public history, please visit our website.

UWG is a comprehensive, culturally diverse university and an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. Located about 50 miles from Atlanta, UWG has around 13,000 students and a vibrant M.A. program in History.  Please be advised that the successful applicant will be required by University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy to complete a background check as a prior condition of employment.