Associate Professor / Assistant Professor of US History & Managing Editor of “Kansas History” Journal, Kansas State University

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 31, 2019


The Department of History at Kansas State University seeks a full-time tenured Associate Professor or tenure track Assistant Professor of 19th and/or 20th century U.S. history beginning August 2020. The field of specialization is open, but the department especially encourages candidates who expand upon the department’s strengths and whose work has the potential to illuminate Kansas’s place in U.S. history. Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course on Kansas history as well as introductory courses in U.S. history and upper division and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s areas of specialization. The teaching load in the department is currently two courses per semester, but service as editor of Kansas History entails a one-course-per-year teaching reduction.

The successful candidate will become the managing editor of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central PlainsKansas History serves as the journal of record for the state of Kansas. The editor will supervise undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with the journal and work as part of a team with the associate editor. In addition to overseeing the production of four yearly issues, the editor will manage the journal’s internal and external relationships, budget, fundraising, and outreach. A previous record of successful administrative and/or development experience is preferred.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State’s History department is a Ph.D.-granting department with particular strengths in military history and the history of science and technology. It enjoys close relationships with several multidisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University is in Manhattan KS, a vibrant university town located near several scholarly resources, including the Kansas Historical Society’s archive and museum, the Eisenhower and Truman Libraries, the National World War I Memorial and Museum, and the Konza Prairie Biological Station. The university also holds significant collections relevant to Kansas history, the history of agriculture, military history, and the history of consumerism.

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to forster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under-represented students, faculty and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in History
  • Well-established record of scholarship
  • Teaching experience commensurate with rank

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A specific topic of expertise not currently represented among Department of History faculty.
  • Interdisciplinary training or background
  • Record of peer reviewed publications
  • Teaching experience and a record of accomplishment in the classroom
  • A previous record of successful administrative and/or development experience

How to Apply:

Visit this website and click on the “Apply Now.” Please submit the following documents in ONE pdf file:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Graduate Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample

In addition, when completing the online application be sure to enter the name and contact information, including email address, of three references. We will be requesting written recommendation letters from those listed. We encourage all applicants to inform their references of this pending request to provide recommendation letters to avoid any delay.

Review of Applications Begins:

For best consideration, apply by October 31,2019; screening will continue until the position is filled.

Posted: October 11, 2019