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Assistant Professor of History

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Instruction, History

Department: History
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
October 1, 2021; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit a letter describing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a chapter/article length writing sample, and the names and email addresses of 3 professional references. They must also submit a statement outlining their commitment and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In evaluating Statements of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the search committee will consider the applicant’s:
• Awareness of historical and persistent inequities and barriers faced by underrepresented students and faculty;
• Track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented students and faculty;
• Vision and plans for how their work will contribute to UO’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse society.

Position Announcement
The Department of History at the University of Oregon seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in African American history, beginning fall 2022. Time period and research subfield are open. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of, or strong potential for, high-quality scholarship and student-centered teaching. The department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and community engagement would complement and support the UO’s new Black Studies minor. Applicants should submit a letter describing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a chapter/article length writing sample, and the names and email addresses of 3 professional references. They must also submit a statement outlining their commitment and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. PhD in hand at time of appointment (Sept. 16, 2022).

The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute to the achievement of this goal. To learn more about UO’s initiatives to support diversity and promote anti-racism, please visit the following websites:

• Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center: https://dos.uoregon.edu/bcc

• UO Black Studies Program: https://blackstudies.uoregon.edu/

• Division of Equity and Inclusion: https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/

• Black Lives Matter Campus and Community Resources: https://inclusion.uoregon.edu/black-lives-matter-campus-and-community-resources-information-messages

• Center for Equity Promotion, College of Education: https://ceqp.uoregon.edu/

• Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies: https://ethnicstudies.uoregon.edu/

Department or Program Summary
The Department of History at the University of Oregon is a highly accomplished community of scholars and teachers. Our expertise spans the globe – from the American West and broader North America to Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa, including the Atlantic and Pacific worlds that link many of these regions. Our faculty and graduate students engage in teaching and research projects that foreground histories of environment, indigeneity, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, but range broadly across temporal, geographic, religious, and ideological boundaries.

The Department of History offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, MA, and PhD degrees. A group of over two dozen scholars and teachers with a passion for understanding the past in all its dimensions, our distinguished and innovative faculty hold several joint appointments with the Center for Environmental Futures, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, the School of Global Studies, and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. The department also provides core faculty and courses for the Black Studies, Latinx Studies, Asian Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies programs. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our faculty and the broad range of our course offerings and research projects.

The Department of History offers degrees in both Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science at the undergraduate level as well as Masters of Arts and Doctorates of Philosophy at the graduate level. A group of over two dozen scholars and teachers with a passion for understanding the past in all its dimensions, our distinguished and innovative faculty hold several joint appointments with University administration, the Oregon Humanities Center, and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, to name just a few. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our faculty and the broad range of our course offerings and research projects. We aim to build a sense of intellectual collaboration among members of the department’s learning community and strive to create a climate of inclusion for students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Requirements
PhD in hand at time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of, or strong potential for, high-quality scholarship and student-centered teaching. The department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and community engagement would complement and support the UO’s new Black Studies minor.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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