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Assistant Professor of History

Utah Tech University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Salary: $55,000.00 - $58,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty

Division: College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Job Number: 23FAC793-1

History, Humanities and Modern Languages

Position Announcement

The Department of History, Humanities & Modern Languages at Utah Tech University (UT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of 20th Century U.S. History, with a minor concentration in at least one of the following subfields (in no particular order): Gender and Women's history, Native American history, military history, or global history (Africa, Latin America, Middle East). Teaching is the primary focus of this position.

Tenure-track faculty at UT are hired to teach a 30-credit load during fall and spring semesters, but a 3-credit reduction each semester is provided to allow faculty to engage in service and scholarship. With this reduction, tenure-track faculty teach effectively a 4-4 load. The courses assigned to the new colleague will include one or more of the History program's American history survey courses (HIST 1700, HIST 2700, and/or HIST 2710) as well as courses in the program's upper division curriculum. We seek a colleague who can show evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity appropriate to a teaching university. The anticipated start date is August 2023. The History program at UT is comprised of a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science, History Teaching, and a minor in History. Additional information about the program, its faculty and degrees is found online at


The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Teach 24 credits per academic year in undergraduate U.S. history and survey courses.
  • Contribute to the Department's upper division curriculum.
  • Teach courses using various delivery methods (online, face-to-face).
  • Assist in the growth of the bachelor's degree program in history.
  • Maintain a research agenda appropriate to a teaching university (UT values scholarship of discovery as well as scholarship of pedagogy; we seek faculty who will bring their research into the classroom).
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as assigned and attend departmental, college, and university meetings as required.
  • Work with the program director, department chair, the dean, and other faculty to advance the university's mission.
  • A Ph.D. in History by July 1, 2023, with specialization in 20th Century U.S. History with one of the following subfields (in no particular order): Gender and Women's history, Native American history, Military history, or global history (Africa, Latin America, Middle East).
  • Evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate students pursuing research experience.
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2023, with pay and benefits starting July 1, 2023. Annual salary of $55,000 - $58,000 depending on qualifications & experience, with additional compensation available for optional summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, and undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins November 14, 2022; position open until filled.Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. Click here to learn more about the University.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies: For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
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.


Click here to visit to learn more about the wonderful benefits available to you as a Utah Tech employee!

Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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