Faculty, Assistant Professor - Modern US History - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of History and Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in US history with a focus on the period 1900 to the present beginning Fall 2015. The candidate will teach US surveys, specialized upper-division and departmental service courses. Ph.D. in History must be completed by date of appointment. Candidates must have teaching experience at the university level and show evidence of commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a doctorate from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals. Must have experience assessing student learning capabilities and learning styles and understand how to develop curriculum of assigned courses.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Modern US History must be completed by date of appointment.


Knowledge of United States History 1900-the present and area(s) of specialization.
Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques in upper and lower division courses.


Demonstrated research skills.
Effective communication skills.
Evidence of successful teaching, research productivity, service and commitment to professional development.


Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students in upper and lower division courses.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

The committee expects to conduct preliminary interviews at the AHA meeting in January 2015. UVU is a comprehensive state university focusing upon teaching (4/4) and scholarship. Interested applicants should send a cover letter addressed to Dr. David Connelly, highlighting one’s teaching and research interests, a c.v., teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, a writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference. Please attach teaching evaluations under “Other document #1” Apply online to Utah Valley University, https://www.uvu.jobs.
Completed application is due October 20, 2014.

Position subject to funding.

UVU serves approximately 33,000 undergraduates and is located on the western front of the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter