Utah State University

Assistant Professor, US History (Uintah Basin Campus)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/18/2021 7:17 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of History at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the History of the United States, with specialization in at least one of the following subfields: environmental history, Native American history, or history of the American West. This is a tenure-track, nine-month, academic year position. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching six courses per year, to include one or more of the department’s American history survey courses (HIST 1700, HIST 2700, and/or HIST 2710) as well as courses in the department’s upper division curriculum. The department seeks a colleague who can show evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity. This position is located at the USU Uintah Basin Campus, and the successful candidate can choose to work from either the Roosevelt or Vernal location. The anticipated start date is August of 2022.


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate American history survey courses
  • Contribute to the department’s upper division curriculum
  • Teach courses using various delivery methods (face-to-face, broadcast, online)
  • Conduct research in field of specialization
  • Contribute to service in the Department, College, and at the Uintah Basin campus


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in US History by June 2022, with specialization in environmental history, Native American history, or history of the American West
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Required Documents

Review of applications begins November 8, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV (to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”).
  2. A cover letter that speaks to your effectiveness as a teacher and researcher (to be typed/pasted at the end of your application).
  3. The names and email addresses of three references.
  4. Optional: Sample syllabi and/or statement of teaching philosophy (to be uploaded to the applicant profile)


**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 Department of History at Utah State includes dynamic teacher-scholars in History, Religious Studies, and Classics as well as undergraduate and master's level students interested in a global field of study. The faculty values high-quality research in keeping with its research mission, but it also places the highest importance on accessible and quality teaching. The department offers majors/minors in history, history teaching, and religious studies. It also offers minors in Latin, Greek, Classical Civilization, and Latin Teaching, and two master’s programs in History and Ancient Languages and Cultures. Faculty in the program are located at the main campus in Logan as well as at locations around the state as part of the university’s statewide mission. For more information on the department, see our website: http://history.usu.edu


The Department of History is within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which plays an instrumental role in teaching critical thinking, knowledge-building skills and the ability to pose meaningful questions that advance understanding and knowledge. Students in our college confront the great questions and controversies, learn about the forces that have shaped our world, and develop the skills to tackle its most pressing challenges. Our graduates are creative problem-solvers with a passion for making a difference. The education they receive here prepares them to address the problems of today and to succeed wherever their career path takes them tomorrow.


Uintah Basin Campus Highlights:


The Uintah Basin Campus provides excellent access to higher education for approximately 900 students attending the Roosevelt and Vernal campuses.  The Uintah Basin Regional Campus is located in one of the most diverse and dynamic regions of the state. The Uintah Basin covers almost 15,000 square miles of northeast Utah encompassing an asymmetric bowl east of the Wasatch Mountains and south of the Uintah Mountains. Utah State University operates campuses at Vernal and Roosevelt, and provides service to the Uintah and Ouray reservation, expanding educational opportunities in a previously underserved region of the state. The regional economy, once based on agriculture and mining, has diversified, and energy extraction and tourism are now major industries as well. Northern Utah is an outdoor recreation paradise; local attractions include Dinosaur National Monument, Starvation Reservoir State Park, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, and Uinta Wilderness area. Residents have easy access to a wide variety of winter sports and to spectacularly beautiful natural areas including world class hunting and fishing. Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, as well as the southern Utah national parks and monuments, also are nearby.


Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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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