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Assistant Professor in US history from 1790-1860
University of Utah

Date Posted Sep. 6, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in US history from 1790-1860
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department History
Application Deadline Oct. 25, 2019
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
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  • Assistant Professor
  • History - U.S. Colonial
    History - African American
    History - General

The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-line Assistant Professor in US history from 1790-1860, research specialty open. We are especially interested in candidates who use digital humanities methodologies and/or who engage in public history; and/or whose scholarship has the potential to reach beyond the Humanities to make connections with the university’s professional schools or programs in the social, behavioral, and physical sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including upper-division courses in US history and the one semester survey, as well as to contribute to the teaching of an undergraduate course in historical methodology. PhD in hand by July 1, 2020 preferred. Applications should be submitted online ( by October 25, 2019.

  • The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801)581-8365.

    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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  • Jessica Brumbaugh
    University of Utah
    215 S Central Campus Drive
    Suite 310
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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