GE in History Department

Contact Information
Nick Mahlum
1288 University of Oregon
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am
  • Spring
Academic Year: 

There are two types of GE positions in the History Department:

  1. Assisting the instructor & leading two (2) discussion sections at .40 FTE in a history 100 or 200 level survey course. Leading two discussion sections (of up to 25 students each), evaluating the written work (papers and exams) in a large lower-division lecture course (e.g., surveys in United States History, World History, or Western Civilization), and generally assisting the supervising instructor.
  2. Grading or assisting the instructor with grading/course related work for history in 200-300 level courses (.40 FTE).  Evaluating the written work (papers and exams) (for up to 85 students) in a large lower- or upper-division lecture course without discussion sections (e.g., specialized or advanced surveys, including Latin American History, U.S. Women’s History, African American History, and War and the Modern World) and generally assisting the supervising instructor.

Although duties may vary somewhat depending on the course, the successful candidate should be willing to assist with leading two discussion sections of up to 25 undergraduates, grading, attend classes, hold office hours, and advise students, as needed.  Please note that this posting is for more than one vacancy.

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  1. Admission to a University of Oregon graduate programas a master's or doctoral degree-seeking student.
  2. Significant knowledge in some aspects of history and/or historical studies, which could include the history of Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa/Middle East, the US, as well as environmental and Native American history.
  3. Record of academic excellence and/or significant experience in history or historically-related subjects.
  4. Experience in collaborating and grading preferred.
  5. Strong interdisciplinary background preferred.
  6. Cross-cultural sensitivity.
  7. Ability to work independently.
  8. Some positions, some teaching or discussion leader experience is preferred.
Application Procedure: 

Applications must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae that includes coursework you have completed related to history and details other relevant expierence or education that is relevant to the position
  • A statement by the candidate outlining interests and qualifications;
  • If available, teaching evaluations from any previously taught courses;
  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts;
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the applicant’s advisor and must address student’s progress toward degree.

Applicants should submit the following items to the History Department office, room 275 McKenzie Hall; or by email to sends e-mail) or by mail to the Department of History 1288 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1288


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