Tenure Track in History

Taylor University is seeking applications from and nominations of distinguished candidates to teach in the Department of History, Global & Political Studies   This is a tenure track position beginning in August 2018.  Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Women and minorities are encouraged to reply.


A PhD in History required with a primary focus on United States history and a secondary focus in one or more of the following areas:  Latin America,  Modern Europe, Asia, Africa, Public History or Regional Geography.  Candidates should be committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the university. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.


The successful candidate will bring a vision and a passion for working collaboratively with department colleagues in developing an engaging, rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates to pursue their calling through curricular and co-curricular activities such as research projects with students. The normal teaching load is 24 hours. Student advising and other normal faculty and departmental duties are also expectations.  The successful candidate will demonstrate her/his commitment to the life of the mind through participation in professional organizations and scholarship and will be committed to the integration of faith and learning.


The Department of History, Global & Political Studies currently has four full time faculty members. There are currently 115 majors and 26 minors in these programs.  Our graduates pursue careers and graduate degrees in law, government and public service, secondary and university teaching, ministry and missions, and public history.


Taylor University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty.  As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God.  Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.  The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.       

Start Date

August 2018


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu.  The application is available online at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Michael Hammond, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies.  All materials will remain confidential.  Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.