Utah State University

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow US Environmental History (Vernal, UT)

City Vernal
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/4/2020 2:17 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Temporary Full-Time
Job Classification
College of Humanities & Social Sci
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of History at Utah State University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching fellow in the History of the United States with a subfield in Environmental History. Thematic subfields of interest include Indigenous Studies, Public Lands and National Parks, or Religion and Environment.


The fellow will be located in Vernal, UT, at our Uintah Basin campus and will be responsible for teaching three courses per semester. The position begins in August 2021.


To be eligible, candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in history or closely related field between December 2017 and June 2021. The successful fellow may expect a minimum annual salary of $40,000 plus health benefits, office space, computer, moving expenses, and library privileges. In addition, fellows may apply for departmental travel funds.


Review of applications begins February 1, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. 


  • Teach courses in US History, Environmental History, and other specialty areas.
  • Conduct research in field of specialization.
  • Coordinate public outreach projects and internships in conjunction with other USU faculty with interests in environmental issues and public history (in Price, Moab, and Blanding, in particular).


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in History between December 2017 and June 2021.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV/Resume to be uploaded to the Candidate Profile
  2. Contact information for two professional references
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application
  4. Optional: sample syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy (to be uploaded to the Candidate Profile, 'Other Doc 1-5')


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The History Department at Utah State includes dynamic teacher-scholars in History, Religious Studies, and Classics, with undergraduates and master's students pursuing global fields of study. The faculty values high-quality research in keeping with the university’s research mission but also places the highest importance on accessible and quality teaching. The department offers majors/minors in History, History Teaching, and Religious Studies; minors in Latin, Greek, Classical Civilization, and Latin Teaching; and MA/MS programs in History and Ancient Languages and Cultures. Specialties of the department include U.S. West, comparative world history, environmental history, and religious history. For more information on the department, please check our website: history.usu.edu.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.



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