Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
October 6, 2023 (updated)
Required Application Materials
• A curriculum vitae
• A cover letter
• A teaching portfolio demonstrating excellence or potential for excellence according to the University of Oregon’s criteria; materials may include syllabi, student evaluations, sample assignments, or others.
• A writing sample (e.g., a working paper, such as a full dissertation or dissertation chapters, or a published paper, such as a book or peer-reviewed article). Applicants may submit more than one writing sample that fits the criteria.
• A statement addressing the candidate's contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. This statement might discuss the candidate's understanding of inequities in academia faced by historically underrepresented or disadvantaged groups, evidence of successful mentoring, teaching, or outreach aimed to reduce barriers for underrepresented or disadvantaged groups, and/or specific plans for how the candidate could contribute to departmental goals to create a diverse and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations. For more information on the statement and how it is assessed, see: https://provost.uoregon.edu/expected-practices-ttf-searches
• Contact information for three references. Please be sure to enter email addresses for your references accurately as we'll be reaching out directly to them to request letters of recommendation.
The Department of History at the University of Oregon seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in pre-1848 Mexico, its northern borderlands, and the region’s indigenous histories. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of, or strong potential for, high-quality scholarship, student-centered teaching, and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, furthering History department efforts to attract and retain a diverse student population.
The successful candidate will offer both survey and topical courses in the histories of Mexico and the Mexico-U.S. borderlands before 1848, including indigenous histories. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and mentorship would complement and support the Latin American Studies, Latinx, and Native American and Indigenous Studies programs, as well as the University of Oregon's efforts to become a Hispanic-serving institution. See: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/uohsi/
The standard teaching load in History is five quarter-long courses per year distributed over the graduate and undergraduate levels, to be scheduled in consultation with the Department Head. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will perform duties related to research and service.
This position is one of six new tenure track faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire (LCH) at the University of Oregon. The LCH aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration between various departments across campus.
PhD must be in hand at time of appointment (September 16, 2024) in History or another relevant discipline or interdisciplinary program.
Department or Program Summary
The Department of History at the University of Oregon, part of the Social Sciences division of the College of Arts and Sciences, is a highly accomplished community of teachers and scholars. A group of over two dozen scholars and teachers with a passion for understanding the past in all its dimensions, our faculty are engaged in teaching and research projects that examine the myriad ways in which religion, ethnicity, race, class, and gender have shaped the patterns of human experience. The Department of History offers degrees in both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science at the undergraduate level as well as Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy at the graduate level. 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.
For more information, please visit https://socialsciences.uoregon.edu/history
PhD must be in hand at time of appointment (September 16, 2024) in History or another relevant discipline or interdisciplinary program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of, or strong potential for, high-quality scholarship, student-centered teaching, and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, furthering History department efforts to attract and retain a diverse student population.
About the University
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