POSTING DATE: September 13, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences


The Assistant/Associate Professor of History will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in face-to-face and online formats.  He/she will represent the University’s academic and spiritual emphases to the students, faculty, staff, and the community in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and purpose.


1.  Teach undergraduate classes on the Plainview campus or other campus in the Wayland system

2.  Teach graduate courses online and/or on other Wayland campuses.

3.  Advise graduate students and undergraduate students majoring in history.

4. Serve on university and school committees.

5.  Assist in program/curriculum development

6.  Promote academic programs and involvement with community activities

7.  Attend scheduled faculty/staff meetings.

The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and/or Executive Vice President/Provost.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

1.  An earned doctorate in history from a regionally accredited institution.

2.  Qualified to teach one or more of the following areas a plus:  Atlantic world, Pacific rim, African, Latin American, or Asian history.

Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Previous college teaching experience desirable.

2.  Commitment to teaching excellence.

3.  Understanding of and commitment to Christian higher education in the Baptist tradition

Skills & Abilities: 1. A strong commitment to academic rigor and teaching.

2. The ability to communicate well with students and colleagues

3. Proficiency with computer software and educational projection equipment.

4. Ability and willingness to teach some courses online

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement

3. Current Resume or Vita

4. Three Current Letter of Recommendation

5.  Copy of Academic Transcripts

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981



Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.