The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable position teaching US history since the Civil War, with emphasis on labor, gender and racial-ethnic intersectionality. Teaching could include courses on civil rights and civil liberties, social movements, African American, Latino, Asian American and women’s history, labor history, local history, peace movements and the Vietnam War, and other topics. The successful candidate should be able to teach both of UWT’s U.S. History surveys (pre- and post-Civil War), as well as additional courses available in UWT’s curriculum in any of the following areas of US History: African American history, Asian American history, Latino history, civil rights and freedom movement history, and courses in labor, women, and social movement histories. For courses offered in the Social and Historical Studies division of SIAS, go to:


This is a one-year, nonrenewable position with a nine-month service period beginning September 16, 2018 and is contingent on funding.


The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences welcomes applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching excellence with diverse student populations and be expected to integrate new pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. We seek candidates who are eager to further UW Tacoma’s goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience working with and mentoring diverse student populations from under represented backgrounds as well as a commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom; the ideal candidate will also be prepared to mentor and engage students and to contribute to our commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education.


Candidates must have a Masters or foreign equivalent and preferred candidates will have a PhD or be ABD in a field appropriate to the area, including, but not limited to: History, American Studies, African-American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, Political Science or a related field specializing in gender, labor, social change, and social justice.


The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established 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 a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique 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


To apply, please submit:

  1. Letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the university. Applicants’ statements should detail how their teaching and service 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,
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught and your role (e.g. primary instructor versus teaching assistant),
  3. Statement of your teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness,
  4. Two sample syllabi; one for a course on U.S. History post-1945, and another for a course that covers any of the areas listed in the first paragraph of the ad,
  5. Three letters of reference.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio (site will be accessible beginning early July). Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin August 6, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. William Burghart, search chair, at

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.