Assistant Professor of History (24-27)

Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University and the History Department invite applications for a tenure-track historian specializing in Asia. While the subfield is open, preference will be given to those candidates whose courses complement those currently offered by the department. The successful candidate will also teach lower-level sections of Introduction to Modern World History. 

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment (those who are considered ABD, and nearing the completion of their degree will be considered), teaching experience, and research in his or her field of expertise is strongly desired. The successful candidate is required to support an undergraduate research program and must engage in scholarly and university committees and service. The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the recruitment of history majors and participate in the ongoing development of the history program. 

FMU has been named a “Great College to Work For” since 2013 as determined by the Chronicle of Higher Education-sponsored survey of higher education institutions. In addition, it has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies, among them the US News and World Report survey, which has named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the south for more than a decade.  

Francis Marion University (FMU) is a state-supported, regional university located in Florence, South Carolina. Candidates will find Florence, South Carolina to be an excellent place to live.  Florence enjoys award winning schools, affordable cost of living, excellent healthcare, and robust recreational programs including sports, community events and festivals.  Florence is a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. Within a few-hour drive are several metropolitan areas, including Columbia, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia, and less than an hour drive to the beach. Florence’s thriving downtown was recently awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization. 

Application Materials:

  1. Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 24-27).
  2. Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Three letters of reference (may be sent separately); and
  5. FMU Faculty Application.

To obtain a copy of the faculty application, please click here.

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Send complete application packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration and Planning, Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547. Or, fax to 843-661-1202

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission.

Applicants honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces, who meet the minimum training and experience requirements, are given employment preference by all State agencies and higher education institutions in South Carolina.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

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