Assistant Professor of History (US)

The Department of History at the University of Maine invites applications for a tenure-track, academic-year, assistant professor in American History with a specialization in New England. The candidate's research interests and teaching expertise should complement the History Department's existing programs in U.S., European, and Canadian history.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Annual teaching responsibilities ordinarily include four courses at the undergraduate or graduate level. The successful candidate must be able to develop courses on the History of Maine by their second year of appointment and may advise the editorial staff of Maine History, the state journal of historical record. The development of a productive research agenda, along with service to the department, college, and university, will also be expected.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
A commitment to public history is preferred. Interest in the history of women, gender, and sexuality and/or Franco-Americans is also desired. The successful candidate must have a PhD in History by the time of appointment. Demonstrated teaching experience, evidence of scholarship, and excellent communication skills are also required.
The University of Maine, Orono, is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state's land grant and sea grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. The History Department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees. Further information about the Department can be found at http://www.umaine.edu/history/. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the beautiful Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland, offering access to a wealth of outdoor activities.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application. Persons writing letters of recommendation must submit their letters electronically to um.ushistorysearch@maine.edu. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is September 1, 2018.
The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents:
Copies of Transcripts, Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy

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