Assistant Professor, Public History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 7, 2007
The History Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Public History beginning 1 September 2008.
Department seeking an outstanding historian with demonstrated commitment to public history practice to help anchor our vibrant public history program. Most competitive applicants will demonstrate their ability to help Public History program and History Department expand offerings in new media (e.g. digital audio and video, websites and webtools, podcasts, hand-held computing devices, etc.) in research and interpretation; successful candidates may enrich existing relationship with the UMass Center for Educational Software Development; advance initiatives in oral history, documentary film; cultivate IT minor. Duties include teaching introductory Public History courses at graduate and undergraduate level, upper-division undergraduate courses, and courses in the UMass/Five College Graduate Program. Demonstrated experience building cross- and off-campus partnerships desirable. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements existing fields of study on this campus or in the Five Colleges. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in hand by 1 September 2008, promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The department will conduct interviews at the AHA annual meeting. Applicants must submit a letter of application stating research interests and qualifications, c.v., sample syllabi, short (no more than 20 double-sided pages) writing sample; sample of work in new media (DVD, weblinks and other formats accepted) and reference letters by 15 November 2007 to Prof. Marla Miller, Chair of Public History Search Committee, Department of History, Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual
career couples. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum.
Professor Marla Miller
|Primary Category:||Public History