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Posted: 10/27/2017

Georgia State University

The Department of History is a diverse and robust academic community whose scholarly, pedagogical, and social events make it an engaging place to work and study. Each year we teach over 8,000 students, host distinguished visiting speakers through the World History and Somers Lecture Series as well as other public lectures, and publish a wide range of new scholarship. We also edit books, present scores of conference papers, and serve on editorial boards. Our students present research papers and win state and national awards. These achievements represent the creativity of faculty and students who are making Georgia State a leading center for historical studies. The department continues to expand in the new areas of Public History and World History as we also explore new opportunities in U.S. and European history. Revised Posting updated today 10/27/2017

Lecturer or Assistant Professor
Professional Opportunity
Atlanta, GA


Director of Master of Heritage Preservation (MHP) program. Georgia State Universitys Department of History invites applications for a full-time faculty/administrative position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor to direct the MHP program, a masters-level degree program with tracks in historic preservation and public history. We are seeking a creative leader who is committed to enhancing a dynamic program rooted in community-engaged scholarship that prepares students for a wide variety of career paths in history. Required qualifications are academic and/or professional experience in historic preservation and public history, experience with community engagement, and PhD or terminal degree in Historic Preservation or closely related field. Teaching responsibilities include courses in historic preservation. Preferred qualifications include administrative experience and familiarity with digital tools and methods. The new director will have an opportunity to build community collaborations, lead in the development of curriculum for BA students interested in public history/preservation, and contribute to the History departments strategic goal to train all history students for diverse career outcomes


 Located in the heart of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the Southeastern U.S., GSUs MHP program emphasizes a combination of training in academic historical research with the applied skills of preservation and public history, and provides all students an opportunity to engage in real world projects in preservation, planning, and exhibitions in the Atlanta metro area. Our program has a well-established internship program and a strong record of post-graduation placement in Atlanta and beyond. In addition to the administrative tasks of recruitment, advising, and teaching associated with directing the program, the Director is responsible for maintaining and enhancing GSUs network of existing partnerships in the metro area with non-profits, museums, neighborhoods and local governments. Knowledge of preservation and public history activities in the Atlanta metropolitan area and/or Georgia is therefore particularly welcome.

 Both the lecturer position and the tenure-track assistant professor position are full-time, regular faculty appointments. Eligibility for either track will be determined by the candidates research and professional profile.


Complete applications, including a cover letter, current cv, and three letters of reference, should be submitted by November 20 to ensure fullest consideration. Applications and questions about the position should be addressed to: Dr. Kathryn Wilson, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, GSU, P.O. Box 4117, Atlanta, GA 30302 (kewilson@gsu.edu). Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. The Department of History is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in under-represented groups.





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How to apply
Applications and questions about the position should be addressed to: Dr. Kathryn Wilson, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, GSU, P.O. Box 4117, Atlanta, GA 30302 (kewilson@gsu.edu).
Kathryn Wilson

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