The University of Maine invites applications for a tenure-track, academic-year, assistant professor in History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) with a specialization in the modern transnational history of women. The candidate should specialize in one or more regions outside North America. Qualified scholars should focus on aspects of race, class, ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship and employ feminist approaches and methodologies.
Annual teaching responsibilities ordinarily include four courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. This teaching load is evenly split between WGS and History. For WGS, courses would likely include WGS 101 as well as offerings in global gender politics, transnational feminisms, and the methodologies of women’s studies and gender analysis. For History, the candidate would teach courses related to the global modern history of women and gender, transnational social history, and areas specific to their research geography. This person will also teach graduate courses and chair and serve on graduate committees. An interest and skill in facilitating dialogues across diverse perspectives is desired. The development of a productive research agenda, along with service to the History department, WGS program, college, and university will be expected. A successful application will show evidence of both scholarship and thoughtful approaches to teaching. A PhD in History, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment is required.
The WGS Program offers an undergraduate major and minor, a graduate specialization, and a corresponding major in International Affairs. More information is available at umaine.edu/wgs. The History Department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees. Further information can be found at http://www.umaine.edu/history/
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references with contact information. Further materials, such as transcripts, writing samples, and letters of recommendation, may subsequently be requested. Materials must be submitted via HireTouch (http://umaine.hiretouch.com) “Apply For Position.” You will need to create a profile and application. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks are required.
Review of applications begins November 15, 2019. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by that date. The anticipated start date for the position is September 1, 2020. For questions about the search, please contact WGS director Susan Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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