Job – Assistant Professor in Native American History (tenure track), University of Massachusetts, Boston
Assistant Professor in Native American History
Department of History
University of Massachusetts Boston
The History Department of the University of Massachusetts Boston welcomes applicants for a position as tenure-track assistant professor in Native American history beginning September 1, 2016.
We seek candidates who will take advantage of our setting in coastal urban New England to forge intellectual projects or community engagement. Area of research specialization is open, but we are interested in candidates who study the 16th-19th centuries, with expertise in regions east of the Mississippi, U.S./Canada borderlands, or Maritime studies. Candidates who work in gender history, history of health and medicine, environmental history, digital history, oral history, or comparative textual traditions will complement existing strengths.
Successful candidates will show evidence of dynamic and effective teaching, an active research agenda, and the organizational or community-building skills to develop our Native American and Indigenous Studies Program. Successful candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field by August 31, 2016.
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.
Review of applications will begin by Dec. 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
Candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and approach, sample of work of up to 30 pages, contact information for three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts online through the link available at
Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair at NatAmHistSearch@umb.edu.