Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Job opportunity - University of Oregon

Assistant Professor, History of Sciences or History of Arts

The Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors of History with expertise in the History of the Sciences and in the History of the Arts to teach in an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum. Period and region are open. Fields of possible interest include history of the natural and environmental sciences, technology, and medicine; visual arts, architecture, and performing arts. A strong theoretical and interdisciplinary background is essential as well as a capacity to teach in a broad geographical and chronological framework.

The Clark Honors College is a highly selective undergraduate institution of 650 students within a research university of 20,000, featuring a comprehensive four-year curriculum which combines a liberal arts education with a major from among the university's departments. Clark Honors College courses are writing intensive and taught in seminar format. Our faculty teach lower division courses in ancient and modern history in a global framework and interdisciplinary upper division colloquia in their fields of specialization.

Interested applicants should submit a letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, one chapter-length writing sample, and syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available. Ph.D. required by September 15, 2010. Applicants with degrees from outside of the field of History should detail their historical training and interests. Consistent with the expectations of an AAU institutions, competitive candidates will offer evidence of research at the highest level within the candidate's discipline. Candidates should provide evidence of a strong research agenda and superior teaching ability.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. To assure full consideration, application files must be completed by October 15, 2009. Send materials to History Search Committee, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403.

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