Lecturer in History/Director of the Archives Track

Boston, Massachusetts
Feb 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Massachusetts Boston History Department is seeking an experienced archivist for the position of Lecturer in History and Director of the Archives Track, an important component of our History MA program. We are looking for an engaged and experienced Archives professional with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience to help develop the Archives program as a part of our broader graduate curriculum. Primary duties include supervising student internships, advising Archives Track students, guiding student capstone projects, recruiting prospective students, teaching one graduate course in the Archives track curriculum each semester, promoting the program regionally and nationally, recruiting adjunct faculty to teach in the program, and collaborating with our Public History Track, the University Archives and Special Collections department in the Healey Library, and community partners. 

Applicants must possess at least the terminal degree in the Archives field, either an MA in Archives or master's degree in library science with archives concentration, or must have an appropriate equivalent degree and/or well documented equivalent experience. An advanced degree in History is a significant plus. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be committed to collaborating with community groups and community-based archives and possess significant experience in this area. 

The position will begin September 1, 2018. Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online. Consideration of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please address any specific questions to Professor Vincent Cannato, the History Department's Graduate Program Director, at Vincent.cannato@umb.edu. UMass Boston is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. 

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