The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
|Proposed Faculty Rank||Assistant|
|Department||00090 – History|
|City||Salt Lake City, UT|
|New Position to Begin||July 1, 2022|
|Details||The Department of History at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in the history of the Middle East. The period of specialization is open. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research and to research-informed teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. History faculty have opportunities to participate in the University’s interdisciplinary Middle East Studies, Asian Studies, and Religious Studies programs among others, and may also contribute to the University’s initiatives in Environmental Humanities, Medical Humanities, and/or the Digital Humanities. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the Middle East, one half of a two-course World History survey, and contributing to the department’s required undergraduate course on historical methods.
PhD preferred but ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. In addition to a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, please submit a 1-2 page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applications are due by Friday, November 5, 2021. When submitting their materials, applicants should be prepared to submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders, whom our system will automatically contact for letters of reference. Applicants are welcome to use a dossier service for these letters. In accordance with University of Utah policy, any offer of appointment is contingent upon final approval of the President and Board of Trustees of the University of Utah.
The Department of History is committed to removing barriers traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.
Candidates are encouraged to visit the university’s website (www.utah.edu) as well as specific offices and programs to learn more about the university’s commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
• Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. www.diversity.utah.edu
• Aziz S. Atiya Collection for Middle East Studies. https://lib-utah-edu.ezproxy.lib.utah.edu/collections/middle-east/
• Black Cultural Center. https://diversity.utah.edu/centers/bcc/
The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among research universities with the “highest research activity” in the nation and is the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. This location offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks within hours of the city. Salt Lake City is the center of a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 1.25 million residents, has extensive arts and cultural activities, and has a new major international airport with a Delta Airlines hub and direct flights to most U.S. cities and direct international flights to Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Mexico City. The area has received international recognition for its light rail system, foodie culture, downtown renewal, and increasing diversity. In 2017, U.S News and World report ranked Salt Lake City as the 10th best place to live in the nation.
Salt Lake City is home to a robust array of diverse communities facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations, given the city’s role as the governmental and social nerve center of the state. Utah public schools serve a diverse student body (statewide average: eight percent ELs and twenty-six percent non-white), notably higher in its urban districts. Utah is also home to the first state-legislated and funded K-16 dual language education model in the country.
|EEO/Non-Discrimination Information||The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
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Director/ Title IX Coordinator
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|Notice||The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.
|Special Instructions for Candidates|
|Open Until Filled||No|
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- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Writing Sample 1
- Applicant Document – Other
- Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
- Addendum to the University of Utah – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169 after submission
- Writing Sample 2
- Writing Sample 3