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The Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of the Islamic World. The successful candidate will teach the World History to 1500 survey and upper-level/graduate courses each semester.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

CSU 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. Armys Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

A Ph.D. in History (or a related field) and university teaching experience are preferred, however applications from ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for continued professional development, scholarship, and community engagement.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position has been filled. 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.

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

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Scholarly Writing Sample
  • Other document 1 3 Letters of Recommendation (with emails and telephone numbers)
  • Other document 2 Sample Syllabi

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State Universitys online employment site.   To access the Columbus State Universitys online employment site, please visit

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Gary Sprayberry, Department of History and Geography, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or e-mail to

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