University of Utah Assistant Professor in World History (before 1500) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor in World History (before 1500)

Department 00090 - History

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2019


The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in World History before 1500. The region of specialization is open. Applicants must have a research and teaching profile that demonstrates a commitment to the study of comparisons or connections between major world regions (the Mediterranean, western Asia, the Indian Ocean world, sub-Saharan Africa, eastern Asia, Australasia, Oceania, or the Americas). Thematic areas of particular departmental interest in this period include but are not limited to comparatives empires, comparative slavery, the history of trade, religion, the environment, technology, migrations, and health, medicine, and disease. The successful candidate will be able to teach World History before 1500, participate in World History curriculum development, and offer courses in the field of specialization at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. PhD by July 1st, 2019 is preferred. Application should be completed online by November 2nd, 2018.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

We are requiring you submit a 1-2 page statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. This is the “Applicant Document Other.”

As an employee of the University of Utah you will be required to comply with all applicable policies and procedures of the University. It is a requirement of Utah law that the University of Utah performs a criminal background check on all full-time employees and any offer is conditioned upon your successfully passing a pre-employment criminal background check.

In addition, 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.

Open Date 09/05/2018

Close Date 11/02/2018

Open Until Filled No

Requisition Number PRN00313CF

Type Faculty