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JOB POST: Weber State University Historian of the American West

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 6:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The History Department at Weber State University is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor in the History of the American West.

Position Title 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.

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.

Open Date 05/02/2023
Close Date 09/30/2023
Open Until Filled No
Notes to Applicant

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.

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document 1
  4. List of References with Contact Info

WSU Applicant Job Site

Western History Association

University of Kansas | History Department

1445 Jayhawk Blvd. | 3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045 | 785-864-0860 

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas. The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!