|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Maine, United States|
The History Department at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for a part time faculty position to teach Native American History (HTY 143) and Gender in Native North America (HTY 353) for our Fall 2022 Semester, beginning August 29, 2022 through December 9, 2022. Responsibilities include teaching, assessing, and meeting with students as needed about the course. Applicants can apply to teach one or both courses. Courses may be taught online but candidates must be within commutable distance to campus.
Native American History (HTY 143) examines the historical experiences of North America’s indigenous peoples with respect to their cultures. It focuses upon Native Americans as active agents in producing their history both before and after European contact, not just victims of white oppression and/or abstract social forces. Topics include Native cultural diversity on the eve of European contact; the dynamics of early Indian-European encounters; the political, spiritual, and gendered dimensions of Native accommodation and resistance; the construction and reconstruction of Indian identities in the era of the American Revolution; forced Indian Removal; the nineteenth-century struggles for the Great Plains; and the systematic placement of Native children in boarding schools and foster care during the twentieth century. Special emphasis will be given to the Wabanaki and other Native peoples whose traditional homelands make up the land we now call Maine.
Gender in Native North America (HTY 353) uses gender as a lens to investigate the history of North American’s Native peoples from the pre-Columbian era through the mid-nineteenth century. It will explore how Native and Euro-American notions of gender, shaped through societal behaviors, community and familial expectations, and political rules, influenced first encounters and the subsequent development of cross-cultural interactions.
USM’s History Department allows students to become familiar with the past, forces of change, and the varieties of historical scholarship that examine cultures and events across time and place. Dynamic History faculty offer hands-on learning opportunities in the classroom and in the local community. To learn more about the History Department click here.
Part-time faculty members are paid on a credit hour basis based on prior college teaching experience. In addition, USM employees can use their USM Card to access the library, Cigna Employee Assistance Plan, and fitness center (s). USM also offers part-time faculty the opportunity for development frequently through our Center for Collaboration and Development (CCD) and the chance to get an online teaching certification and training through CTEL, in addition to other developmental opportunities open to all staff throughout the year.
The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our core values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.
Want to know more about employment, benefits, and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the greater Southern Maine area has to offer.
- Master’s degree but PhD is preferred.
- Prior experience teaching at the collegiate level is also preferred.
Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing.
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To Apply: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position" at the bottom of this page. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, including a list of the names and contact information for three references.
We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.
All required materials must be submitted by June 24, 2022.
We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
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|Primary Category:||Native American History / Studies