Assistant Professor of History (Willamette University, Salem, Oregon)

For those hitting the job market this year with an eye on the Pacific Northwest, here’s a recent call for applications to a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, the state capitol and not far from the Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Coast, or Portland.

The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2017.

We seek candidates with combined teaching and research expertise in transnational history with an area of focus in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, or Pacific Rim/Pacific Indigenous Studies. Teaching responsibilities include five courses annually. Candidates should have a proven and/or potential capability for excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda.

For more information about the Department of History, please visit 

Willamette University is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum, committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Founded in 1842, as the first University in the West, Willamette takes full advantage of its location in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in Salem, across the street from the state capitol, and a one-hour drive from Portland, Eugene, the Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountains. The 72-acre campus consists of an undergraduate college of liberal arts together with professional schools in law and management.

To apply, please submit an online application including the following items:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required before hiring)
• One-page statement of teaching philosophy
• Writing Sample
• One-page statement of how, as a scholar and teacher, you might engage and sustain our institutional commitment to diversity and equity
• Sample Syllabi
• Three letters of recommendation

The deadline for applications is September 23, 2016; inquiries maybe directed to Dr. Wendy Petersen Coring, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, at


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