The Department of History at Utah State University invites applications for a one-year (non-renewable) postdoctoral teaching fellow in World History for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The successful fellow may expect an annual salary of $40,000 plus benefits. In addition to help with moving expenses, fellows may apply for department travel funds for at least one professional conference presentation.
Review of applicants begins March 1, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.
The successful applicant should be able to teach two sections of pre-modern world history and two sections of modern world history in addition to one upper-division course in his or her area of specialization. Fellows will be expected to participate in the life of the department.
The History Department 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 a master's (MA/MS) program in history. For more information on the department, please check our website: history.usu.edu.
To be eligible, candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in history between May 2015 and March 2018
Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking
The Department of History's primary mission is to train undergraduates to research, analyze, synthesize, and communicate accurate conclusions about change over time by using the historical method. At the same time we aim to inculcate cultural literacy and provide the knowledge necessary for informed decision making by citizens of Utah, the United States, and the world.This mission is reflected in ...the responsibilities of the History Department. Serving the undergraduate population through general education, general interest courses, the History major, the History Teaching major, minors in History and Classics, and interdisciplinary programs we give our students crucial work skills as well as enriching their lives.On the graduate level the History Department prepares MA and MS students to research, teach, edit, and administrate by further enhancing their ability to ask hard questions, research them, and communicate their conclusions clearly. In addition we emphasize the acquisition of the skills of open inquiry and debate as well as team work and collaboration.