Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor - History

Job description

Job no: 507928
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: History
Applications Open: Apr 21 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Department of History at University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks to fill a tenure track position in African American History, with open area of specialization, at the rank of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor. Assistant Professors should be at least two years in rank at the time of application. Experience with DEI programming and race/ethnic studies is desirable. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and prior publications appropriate to the level of academic appointment, and demonstrate the significance of their research. Applicants should also demonstrate evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching. Ph.D. in hand is required at the time of appointment. Under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include maintaining a productive level of research activity, carrying a teaching load consistent with that level of research, and participating actively in the life of the department. The selected candidate will be expected to teach a lower-level course as well as upper-level courses in their area(s) of specialization. The teaching load at UMass Lowell ranges from 3-3 to 2-1 depending upon research productivity and publication record; most faculty teach 2-2. Service to the department and its students (e.g., academic advising, committee work, development of new courses) is expected. Salary is competitive, within the assistant/associate professor range, concomitant with experience, and start-up funds are provided.

The Department of History currently includes eleven tenured/tenure-track faculty plus two visiting lecturers and several part-time faculty. The department trains about 120 undergraduate majors, 30 minors, and a handful of graduate students in its nascent M.A. program. The department is one of eleven academic departments within the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the largest unit of the university with more than two hundred full-time faculty. More information about our department can be found at:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in its curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Earned Ph.D. in History or closely relevant field at time of appointment
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Additional Considerations:

  • To teach U.S. history and related areas
  • To assist the department and the university to diversify its curricular offerings

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by May 16, 2021 will be considered in the first review of candidates. However, later applications may be considered. The position will close after an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted via video-conference in June. The position is expected to begin September 2021 but we could allow the selected applicant to delay their appointment to January 2022. All offers of employment are conditional on successful completion of a background check. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions about the position should be directed to Chad Montrie ([email protected]) and Elizabeth Herbin-Triant ([email protected]).

Please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching statement/philosophy and research statement with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

**Three letters of reference, a writing sample, and sample syllabi will be required from those candidates who are selected for an interview. (Email addresses of three referees will be required during the on-line application process).




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Posted: 4/23/2021
Application Due: 7/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time