The Department of History at University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks to fill a tenure track position in African American History, with an 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 areas 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 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:

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

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.

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About the Department of History:
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.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Date Posted: April 26, 2021