Utah State University's History Department seeks applicants for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in US History at the USU Eastern campus in Price, UT. We are looking for a creative and energetic faculty member whose responsibilities will include teaching (including broadcast, online, and/or face-to-face delivery); scholarship; collaborative program coordination; and service to the university and community. The role assignment is 70% teaching, 20% service, and 10% research (3-3 teaching load). Applicants should have a PhD in history or closely related field with specialization in US History and public history. In addition, the department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in environmental history, labor history, Native American history, digital humanities, and/or Utah history. This position will be physically located at USU Eastern in Price. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2020.
The Department of History's primary mission is to train undergraduates to research, analyze, synthesize, and communicate accurate conclusions about change over time by using the historical method. At the same time we aim to inculcate cultural literacy and provide the knowledge necessary for informed decision making by citizens of Utah, the United States, and the world.This mission is reflected in the responsibilities of the History Department. Serving the undergraduate population through general education, general interest courses, the History major, the History Teaching major, minors in History and Classics, and interdisciplinary programs we give our students crucial work skills as well as enriching their lives.On the graduate level the History Department prepares MA and MS students to research, teach, edit, and administrate by further enhancing their ability to ask hard questions, research them, and communicate their conclusions clearly. In addition we emphasize the acquisition of the skills of open inquiry and debate as well as team work and collaboration.