Williams Baptist University seeks applicants for the position of assistant professor of history and political science. This is a full-time faculty position (10-month contract) in the history department. This position requires a generalist historian competent to teach courses in American history, Western civilization, historical method, and other courses as needed.


University Description

Founded in 1941, Williams Baptist University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). It is located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and has an average enrollment of 600 students. Owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, the University takes seriously its identity as a Christian institution in the Baptist tradition. We are committed to producing exceptional graduates prepared to competently engage local and global cultures through a Christ-centered worldview. We accomplish this by providing an excellent, holistically Christian, liberal arts education while compassionately shaping student lives. More information about the University’s history, mission, and vision can be reviewed on this website.


Essential Functions:

Teaches a minimum of 27 hours a year in undergraduate coursework in the department of history and political science.
Advises students in the history department
Serves on various faculty committees


Required: Ph.D. (or ABD) in history.


Preferred: Teaching experience as an adjunct or full-time faculty member.


Knowledge, Skills, Competencies:
Exceptional commitment to Christian higher education
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Organizational efficiency and attention to detail; able to work quickly with high degree of accuracy; able to multi-task
Knowledge of effective recruitment and retention practices
Strong and innovative leadership skills; public relation skills; strong organizational skills
Ability to counsel and communicate effectively with students
Strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills
Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
Teaching skills


Physical Requirements:
Ability to stand, sit, type, and walk for extended periods of time
Ability to sit for extended periods of time and to lift 35 lbs.
Ability to use standard office equipment
Ability to use institutional technology equipment and resources


Special Requirements:
Committed to the vision and mission of Williams Baptist University
Per WBU Employee Handbook policy (40.2): “It is required that all faculty and administrative staff be persons who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and who are active members of a local Christian church which adheres to an evangelical faith consistent with the historic religious beliefs of Southern Baptists.”


AAP/EEO Statement:
Per WBU Policy Statement


Other Duties:
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Interested candidates can apply using this link.