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Assistant Professor in Early American History

Assistant Professor in Early American History
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Job no: 495455
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: History
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Job Description
The History Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an Assistant Professor in early American history. We are particularly interested in political, economic, military, and diplomatic history, and in candidates who could teach the Atlantic World or British history. Duties will involve teaching undergraduate courses in North American colonial history, the era of the American Revolution, and other undergraduate and graduate courses through 1783.
This is a full-time (9-month) tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by video conference.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field by the date of initial appointment, and must provide evidence of research and teaching excellence, strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and ability to work with diverse populations/students.
Additional Information
The Department of History is committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive community of faculty, students, and staff with the conviction that such an environment promotes learning and cultivates ethical, informed, and prepared citizens. We are especially interested in qualified candidates whose teaching and service reflect engagement with varied perspectives and constituencies.
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.
Application Instructions
To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter, writing sample, teaching and advising philosophy, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information of three references who are prepared to provide letters of reference upon request.
Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 1, 2018 in order to ensure consideration. For questions, contact Prof. Marla Miller, Search Committee Chair, at mmiller@history.umass.edu.
Advertised: Sep 21 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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