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Assistant Professor of U.S. History and Labor Studies

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor of U.S. History and Labor Studies

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure track position in U.S. Labor History, with an emphasis on working-class, and social justice movements in the nineteenth, twentieth, and/or twenty-first centuries. The successful candidate will engage in research and teaching focused on labor and labor related issues as they pertain to social and/or civil rights movements, transnational migration and/or diaspora studies, or related topics of the candidate’s choosing. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a record of teaching and research that emphasizes race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social class and/or intersectionality, and the ability to teach methods courses in History and Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research agenda, teach economically and ethnically diverse students, and participate as a member of both the History and Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies majors in the Division of Social and Historical Studies, housed in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. They will be expected to teach U.S. history surveys and Introduction to Labor Studies courses.

The successful candidate will be expected to support diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. They will also be expected to engage in institutional, professional, and community service.

At the University of Washington, Tacoma, Tenure-track faculty teach six classes per year on a nine-month (three quarters) schedule, combining lower-level introductory courses with upper-level courses in their areas of specialty.  This full-time tenure track position with a 9-month service period is scheduled to begin September 2023.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of the University of Washington, a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a supportive environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

The base salary range for this position will be $8,222-$8,926 per month ($74,000-$80,340 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a one-time relocation allowance, if applicable. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at


This position requires an earned PhD (or foreign equivalent) in history, sociology, political science, American studies and/or related fields at the time of appointment. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation may be appointed on an acting basis.


To apply, please submit the following via the Interfolio system:

● A detailed letter of interest delineating your interests, qualifications, and relevant teaching experience (two-page maximum).

● A curriculum vitae

● Names and contact information for three professional references, with letters available upon request.

● A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement (2 pages or less). The DEI statement is an opportunity for you to highlight your leadership and other prior experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings, as well as to describe specific ways you would help advance our commitments to DEI and anti-racism.

Candidates who make it to the interview stage will be asked to provide a research sample as well as two sample syllabi.

Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin March 22, 2023  and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Will Burghart, search co-chair, at

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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