Dean of the Faculty


Visiting Assistant Professor of U.S. History & Environmental Studies

The Department of History at Reed College invites applications for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor in U.S. History and Environmental Studies for the 2019-20 academic year. The position carries a 3-2 teaching load over two semesters, including at least two environmental history courses and one co-taught, interdisciplinary Environmental Studies seminar. Teaching responsibilities also include advising yearlong senior theses in History and ES-History, and participating more broadly in Reed’s Environmental Studies Program. Information about the ES program, including descriptions of the ES200 and ES300 seminars, is available at:

Reed College is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum, committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The College has a long tradition of exceptional visiting faculty, and seeks to provide its visitors with the competitive salary, benefits, and institutional resources commensurate to their significant contribution to our curriculum and intellectual culture. Reed also believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic program. In your letter of application, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement (

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2019. Please send an application letter, a CV, and contact information for three referees to Josh Howe, chair of the search committee, at Review of applications will begin on January 11th, 2019. First-round interviews will be conducted by video conference.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 11th, 2019