Assistant Professor of History

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, OR

ID: 7116390
Posted: November 18, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description Summary
The Department of History at Eastern Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of History.

The EOU History Department is dedicated to providing high-quality undergraduate education in a supportive learning environment. Our program offers small class sizes, and one-on-one interaction with faculty, allowing students to maximize their learning experience.

Appointment begins September 16, 2023.
The Department of History at Eastern Oregon University seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of History to start in Fall 2023. We seek a scholar whose expertise addresses the history of globalization, migrations, and environment, with consideration of climate-related migration and its political, economic and social impacts throughout history. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. in History by the time of appointment.

We are especially interested in candidates who take interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches and who are committed to quality instruction. EOU is dedicated to the many first-generation and non-traditional students who attend, and the History program is keen to find a colleague ready to engage with them in the classroom. In the application materials candidates should address how their work supports the diversity and equity goals of the university, offer evidence of outstanding teaching, and describe their research agenda.

The standard teaching load is generally 36 quarter credits per academic year (2-3 courses each term), some of which are online, with an additional 9 credits dedicated to scholarship, service to the institution, and community outreach. In addition to teaching undergraduate surveys in World Civilizations, the successful candidate will develop upper division courses that explore the themes of global migration and environmental history.
Minimum Qualifications
A PhD in History from a regionally accredited institution is required by the start date (September 2023). ABD candidates will be considered, and finalists will be required to submit a letter from their dissertation advisor stating anticipated date of completion.
Training and teaching experience in appropriate fields is required.
Strong commitment to access, equity, and diversity, including the ability to work effectively with under-served and under-served college students.

Must satisfactorily complete EOU criminal and credential background check. Having a criminal history is not an automatic bar to employment.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Eastern Oregon University will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.
Preferred Qualifications
Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching experience and online teaching experience are preferred, as the position will require online and on-campus teaching.
Additional consideration may be given to candidates demonstrating proficiency in Spanish and English speaking and writing.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit
1) A letter of interest that addresses relevant expertise and teaching experience, why this position is attractive to the applicant.
2) A curriculum vitae
3) Submit names and contact information for at least three references in the reference section of the application.
4) One-page statement of teaching philosophy.
5) Transcripts (official required only for finalist)
6) A sample syllabus (Please use Portfolio 1 to submit sample syllabus)

Only complete files of qualified applicants will be reviewed.

Eastern Oregon University is an EEO Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, US Veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Candidates are encouraged to review the values and principles of Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University – Oregon’s Rural University! – is a respected public, higher education institution of academic excellence. Brilliant faculty and staff thrive and together fulfill their career ambitions to serve students from all walks of life.

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Eastern Oregon University is an EEO Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, US Veterans, and persons with disabilities. EOU is committed to providing equal opportunity in its recruitment, admissions, educational programs, activities and employment without illegal discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any status as protected by state or federal law.