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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of US History

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of US History

Requisition Number: F00341P:

Job Description:
The Department of History at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track Historian of the American West at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning January 2024 (or July 2024). The desired candidate will be required to teach Utah history. Preference given to candidates who also specialize in historically marginalized communities in U.S. History.

Job Duties:
The teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will be required to teach at least one GenEd U.S. course per semester, senior-level Utah history and other upper division courses in their area of specialization as scheduled.

Required Qualifications:
PhD in History is required prior to appointment. ABD candidates may apply, however, the PhD must be in hand by January 1, 2024 or July 1, 2024, depending on contract start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 05/02/2023
Close Date: 9/30/2023
Open Until Filled: No

Notes to Applicants:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. The position comes with a generous benefits package.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a letter of application, current CV, Utah History syllabus, and the names and contact information for three professional references (if a candidate has not completed the doctorate, one reference must be the candidate’s advisor).

Applications must be received by September 30, 2023. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

The Department of History and Weber State University is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our department and university community.

Weber State University is in the process of becoming an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), with a growing population of Latinx students. Weber State University was built on land that has been cared for by the Fremont, Goshute, Paiute, Ute, and Shoshone peoples, and recognizes, validates, respects, and honors these sovereign nations and their traditions, cultures, and histories.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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