University of Oregon, Department of History

Position ID:UO-History-AMERWEST [#19849, 527566]
Position Title: Associate/Full Professor of History - American West Beekman Chair
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:EUGENE, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Area: History / U.S. post-1800
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/29, listed until 2021/12/01)
Position Description:    

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The Department of History at the University of Oregon seeks to hire an advanced associate or full professor specializing in the history of the American West—broadly defined—to hold the Beekman Professorship in Pacific and Northwest History. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of high-quality scholarship and student-centered teaching, and will be prepared to mentor our diverse and dynamic PhD, MA, and undergraduate students. The department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and community engagement foreground histories of indigeneity, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Engagement with the department’s other core strengths in environmental history, Asian/Pacific history, and the history of knowledge and ideas is also welcome. The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute to the achievement of this goal.

The incoming Beekman Professor will engage with a growing Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) community on campus. Situated on the traditional homelands and political territories of the Kalapuya people, UO is an emerging center for NAIS comprised of over 40 Indigenous and allied faculty and staff across campus, a strong Native American Student Union, and a tightly knit Longhouse community that advances Indigenous strategic initiatives on campus. In addition to longstanding programs including the Northwest Indian Language Institute, the Tribal Climate Change Project, the Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples lecture series, and the Honoring Tribal Legacies initiative, the past decade has seen the implementation of a Native American and Indigenous Studies undergraduate minor; a tribal liaison position; dedicated recruitment, retention, and advising officers; the NAIS Academic Residential Community; the Indigenous Pre-College Academy Summer Bridge Program; and Illioo Native Theater. Fueled by this growth, UO will launch a NAIS undergraduate major in fall 2021 while also investing in a multi-position NAIS hiring initiative involving the History, Anthropology, English, Environmental Studies, and Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies departments.

Applicants should submit 1) a letter describing their research and teaching interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a chapter/article length writing sample, 4) a statement outlining their commitment and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion*, and the names and email addresses of 3 professional references. (References will be contacted should the candidate advance to the interview stage.)

*In evaluating Statements of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the search committee will consider the applicant’s: • Awareness of historical and persistent inequities and barriers faced by underrepresented students and faculty; • Track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented students and faculty; • Vision and plans for how their work will contribute to UO’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse society.

Priority will be given to complete applications received by December 1, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants can apply for the position listed on the UO Human Resources Current Career Opportunities: Associate/ Full Professor of History (

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Contact: Nick Mahlum, 541-346-5901
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Department of History
275 McKenzie Hall
1288 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1288
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