Assistant Professor of History, University of Maine – Augusta

University of Maine at Augusta

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor of History in U.S. or North American History, with a focus in women, gender, and sexuality.  We seek a generalist to teach a 4/4 load, including a two-semester U.S. history survey class.  Preferred secondary fields include:  technology, immigration, slavery, or Human Rights.  Other secondary fields will be considered.  The successful candidate will join a vibrant Humanities Department in Augusta that serves multi-campus general education students as well as minors in History, American Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Women and Gender Studies.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching. This position will be based on UMA’s Augusta campus with responsibilities on UMA’s Bangor campus.  The position will also support UMA’s early college programming.  The appointment will begin the academic year 2019/2020.

UMA faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; involved in scholarly activities as appropriate to appointment; and willing to provide service to the College.

UMA serves a mix of traditional and non-traditional students and offers a wide array of liberal arts and professional programs leading to certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees.  Programs are delivered on campus and using a network of University centers and sites across the state and internationally.  The History program offers general education and degree specific courses using modalities including in-person, interactive television, video conferencing, and online instruction.  The successful candidate will be active in university service through student advising, curriculum development, committee activity, and community outreach.

Salary:  The normal hiring range is low-fifties for a tenure-track position, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.

Required Qualifications:  Earned doctorate in a history-related field preferred, doctoral candidates with a master’s degree in a history-related field may be considered.  Completion of the doctorate required for the awarding of tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience teaching non-traditional learners and students at a distance.

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume.  Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position.”  You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application,upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references.  You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Materials received on or after November 1, 2018 will be considered at the discretion of the university.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.  

The University of Maine at Augusta 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. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.


UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

UMA is the third largest public university in Maine.  In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state.  With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.

Posted: October 26, 2018