POSITION: Assistant or Associate Professor of History, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt)
COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
SUPERVISOR TITLE: Head of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EXEMPTION: Teacher Exemption
LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, TX
TARGET HIRE DATE: Initial
review of applications will begin on February 20, 2023 and will continue until
the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August 2023.
HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR
EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a
Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the
values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University's Statement of
CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful candidate will teach four, 3-credit
courses in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Teaching load will focus on
courses in modern American history with preference given to candidates
proficient in Texas History. Likewise, the ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in World History and/or
Candidate for this position must
submit the following application materials via Cornerstone Applicant
Management System: (1) Cover letter describing how the candidate fits the
duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position, (2)
Current curriculum vitae (CV), (3) Evidence of teaching ability and a teaching
philosophy statement, (4) Statement of Christian Faith, and (5) at
least three letters of reference providing information as to how the candidate
can fulfill the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this
should have reference letters emailed directly to Mrs. Chastity Jobe
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide exemplary teaching of
introductory and upper-level History classes.
Advise current and prospective
students studying History.
Collaborate effectively with
faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the community.
Participate in recruitment
activities for the History program as well as the university.
Provide service to the university
through involvement in committees as well as university activities (e.g.,
Engage in ongoing scholarly work
as well as professional development.
are no supervisor responsibilities, except for student workers.
COMPETENCIES: As a part of a
Teaching Philosophy address each competency listed below describing your
background and qualifications in each area.
decisions are partially based on this information.
perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following
Job Knowledge - Competent in required
job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps
abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays
understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and
persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets
clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation
skills; participates in meetings.
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and
Ethics - Treats people with
respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity
and principles; upholds organizational values.
Dependability - Follows instructions,
responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps
commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.;
completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety
rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability
to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively
before groups of customers or employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar
REASONING ABILITY: Ability
to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in
mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete
COMPUTER SKILLS: To
perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word
Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software; Computer-Aided
Design (CAD) software, Design software; Payroll systems and Order processing
A doctoral degree in History is preferred, though ABD
candidates will be considered. Teaching experience is preferred. A master’s
degree in History (or closely related area) is required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
None are required for this position at this time.
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job,
the employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk and talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The job is sedentary in nature. Must be
able to sit for long periods of time while performing office and computer
Must be able to stand and walk during
teaching and programming events/activities.
Must be able to make trips across campus
to various buildings and offices.
Specific vision abilities required by
this job include ability to adjust focus.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
is a Full-Time, Exempt Level Faculty position with a teaching load at the
Hardin-Simmons University campus.
travel for recruiting or training is desired.
Must have and
maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record
to be insurable under the university liability policy.
Must be able to drive to complete work
assignments on and off campus, as needed.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.
HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.
HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.