Career Instructor of Social Science

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Career Instructor of Social Science

Job no: 529699
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Social Science, Instruction

Department: Clark Honors College
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Review of Applications Begins
August 8, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants (UPDATED)
  • Cover letter (1-2 pages) that addresses your interest in and preparation to teach, advise, and mentor in a liberal arts environment; your expertise and experience in your field; and your potential curricular and pedagogical contributions to a community that focuses on teaching excellence
  • Equity and inclusion statement (1-2 pages) that discusses how your teaching, advising, and mentoring practices foster inclusivity and address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in both classroom and co-curricular contexts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (letters will not be requested at the time of application)

Questions about this search can be emailed to Please include the job title in the subject line.

Department Summary
The Robert D. Clark Honors College (CHC) is a liberal arts honors college within the University of Oregon, an AAU Research 1 institution. Founded in 1960, it is one of the oldest public university honors colleges in the United States. The College features a curriculum that provides students a strong interdisciplinary foundation in the liberal arts, as well as the opportunity to design and teach innovative courses. CHC courses are typically run as seminars. They are writing-intensive and open only to honors college students. Courses are capped at 19 students, allowing for vibrant intellectual discussions, unique opportunities for pedagogical experimentation, and sustained faculty-student interaction.

The University of Oregon is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.
Position Summary
The Clark Honors College (CHC), a dynamic and growing liberal arts honors college, invites applications for appointment as an ongoing career faculty member specializing in any area of the social sciences (including but not limited to fields such as anthropology, business, communication studies, economics, education, ethnic studies, geography, history, law, political science, and sociology). As core faculty members, CHC career faculty fully participate in College governance and have access to annual professional development funding and leadership opportunities. In their contributions to the CHC curriculum, the successful candidate will draw on scholarship, cultural production, perspectives, and voices from members of communities historically marginalized by legacies of inequality. They will teach courses that develop students' qualitative and/or quantitative analytical and reflective capacities to help them understand and ethically engage with the ongoing (cultural, economic, political, social, etc.) power imbalances that have shaped and continue to shape global cultures, including the United States.

This position could begin in winter, spring, or fall 2023, depending on candidate availability.

The standard course load for career faculty in the CHC is 7 courses or 2-3 CHC courses per term. Career faculty also have opportunities to teach 12-student Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing and courses in UO's Inside Out Program. Teaching positions in the CHC require student advising, service, and participation in honors college governance. Faculty are expected to help undergraduates navigate the thesis process, and they serve as CHC representatives on students' thesis committees. Career faculty receive annual professional development funding and can apply for teaching innovation grants. The successful applicant will teach courses in their area(s) of specialization in the social sciences as well as CHC required seminars. We especially encourage applicants with experience and/or training in equity and inclusion in the classroom and with teaching students from a variety of majors.
Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field in hand at time of appointment
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
    Professional Competencies
  • Knowledge of inclusive, engaged, and research-informed teaching at the college level
  • Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, including majors from across campus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in an interdisciplinary work environment
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to contribute to the CHC through their understanding of the barriers facing women, domestic minorities, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and other members of groups underrepresented in higher education, as evidenced by life experiences and educational background
  • Ability to design and teach a diverse suite of courses that are both appealing and accessible to Honors College students from a broad range of majors in a liberal arts context
  • Experience with undergraduate advising and mentoring
  • Ability to contribute to the diversity of CHC disciplinary perspectives

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert