Utah State University

Temporary Assistant Professor of US History

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/24/2021 10:30 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Advertised Salary
$42,500, plus excellent benefits


The Department of History at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a Temporary Assistant Professor of US History, with specialization in the history of psychology and/or sexuality. This is an academic-year, one-year term appointment, renewable for up to three years, at USU’s main campus in Logan. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching six courses per year, in both online and face-to-face delivery formats. Courses will include both graduate and undergraduate courses in the history of psychology, an undergraduate course in the history of sexuality, and a large-enrollment survey of American History. These courses will be cross-listed with the Department of Psychology and the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies, who are contributing to the funding of this position. The successful applicant may expect an annual salary of $42,500 plus benefits as well as the opportunity to apply for departmental funds to present at a professional conference. The anticipated start date of the position is August 2022.


The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate survey courses in American history
  • Teach courses in the history of psychology and sexuality
  • Contribute to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum
  • Teach courses using both face-to-face and online delivery
  • Conduct research in field of specialization


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in History, with specialization in the history of psychology and/or sexuality. PhD required at time of application.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in undergraduate teaching
  • Teaching experience in face-to-face and online formats
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Required Documents

Review of applications begins January 7, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV (to be uploaded to the applicant profile)
  2. The names and email addresses of two references (your references will be automatically sent a system email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation).
  3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”)
  4. A cover letter that speaks to your effectiveness as a teacher and researcher (to be typed/pasted at the end of your application)

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

Advertised Salary

$42,500, 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.


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 discrimination@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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