Assistant Professor, US History (Utah State University, Uintah Basin Campus) in Vernal, UT for Utah State University (2022)

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 (in no particular order): environmental history, Native American history, or history of the American West. This is a tenure-track, nine-month, academic year position, located at USU’s Uintah Basin Campus in Eastern Utah. The successful candidate can choose to work from either the Roosevelt or Vernal location. Teaching is the primary focus of this position, and the faculty member will be responsible for teaching six courses per year. These will include one or more of the History 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. Given USU’s statewide mission, courses will be taught primarily in a distance format, including asynchronous online courses and synchronous hybrid courses with face-to-face and remote broadcast students. The department seeks a colleague who can show evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Please direct questions to Dr. Tammy Proctor, Search Committee Chair, at (do not send application materials to this email address). Please submit application materials at the following link:, or visit .

Review of applications begins October 1, 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 three references (your references will be automatically sent a system email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation if your candidacy advances to the next level).
  3. A syllabus for one US History course, either the United States to 1877 or the United States from 1877 (to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”).
  4. A cover letter that highlights your effectiveness as a teacher and discusses your research goals (to be copied and pasted into a fillable field within the application).

NOTE: The committee may request copies of course evaluations or other teaching materials if your candidacy advances to the interview stage.

Please submit application materials at the following link:, or visit .

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

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The Department of History at Utah State University 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 around the state as part of the university’s statewide mission, with the main campus in Logan. For more information on the department, see our website:

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 at the Roosevelt and Vernal campuses as well as remote learning for students in rural Utah and at other campuses in the state. Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic regions of the state near the Colorado border, USU Uintah Basin also serves the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray reservation, expanding educational opportunities in a previously underserved region. 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.The economy of the area, once based on agriculture and mining, has diversified, and energy extraction and tourism are now major industries as well. Utah is an outdoor recreation paradise; local attractions includeDinosaur National Monument,Starvation Reservoir State Park,Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area,and Uinta Wilderness area.Residents have easy access to spectacularly beautiful natural areas and a wide variety of recreational activities year-round, including world class hunting, fishing, rafting, and hiking. Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, as well as the southern Utah national parks and monuments, are also 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.

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Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years. USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU. 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.

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

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

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.

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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 Matthew Pinner,,Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX CoordinatorHilary Renshaw,, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

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

U.S. Department of Education,Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,

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