Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor, Early American History (1500-1800)

The Department of History at The University of Montana invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of early North America, 1500-1800, including Atlantic, Caribbean, and/or Pacific worlds. The University of Montana embraces diversity as a core value and seeks a diverse pool of applicants. The successful candidate will be a promising scholar and teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in her or his fields of speciality. In particular, the successful candidate will teach the survey course in early American history to 1877, an introductory course on historical methodology, an undergraduate research seminar, and the graduate core colloquium in early American history. 

Required Experience

  • PhD in History preferred; cognate fields and ABDs considered.

How to Apply

Please submit applications online at http://bit.ly/1339UM. For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled and applications received after November 1 may be considered.

Complete applications must include:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Current CV
  • Article or chapter length writing sample
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation emailed to Jeff Wiltse at jeffrey.wiltse@umontana.edu

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer. Finalists must submit to a criminal background check.

Assistant Professor, Asian Specialist for the University of Montana

The University of Montana invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Asian studies with appointment beginning in August 2016. UM, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the academic units embrace diversity as a core value. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds are especially welcome, and those who specialize in modern or contemporary China are encouraged to apply. This is a joint position to be shared between the Departments of History and Political Science, with the home department to be determined by the successful candidate’s training and expertise. Each department offers its own undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and both units collaborate on a joint B.A. degree and a teacher certification program. The College of Humanities and Sciences is seeking a candidate committed to advancing interdisciplinary Asian studies both in the College and through the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center. The Mansfield Center is dedicated to enhancing mutual understanding between the United States and Asia and to fostering ethical public policy and leadership. The Center supports this mission by fostering university and community links with Asia, and dialogue on issues facing the United States, Asia, and the world on matters of the economy, the environment, global development, and international relations.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate high-quality scholarship, excellence in teaching, interest in student and community engagement activities, and collaborative student-faculty research. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in both the History and Political Science departments related to their area of scholarly expertise. A Ph. D. in History or Political Science is expected by the date of hire.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Robert Greene, Chair of the History Department, or Dr. Ramona Grey, Chair of the Political Science Department.

How to Apply

Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2015, Applications received after 9/15 may be reviewed, as the position will be open until filled. 

To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit full materials to: http://bit.ly/1295Asian

Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Teaching evaluations
  • A brief statement of research and teaching interests
  • A writing sample (no more than 35 pages)  
  • Please have three (3) confidential letters of recommended sent to: either Robert Greene, robert.greene@mso.umt.edu or Ramona Grey, ramona.grey@mso.umt.edu

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment

In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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Thank you for your interest in the Department of History at the University of Montana. The History Department enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence in both research and teaching. The Department has an active Phi Alpha Theta chapter and hosts two series of workshops: a professional development workshop for graduate students and a research-in-progress workshop for both faculty and graduate students. The Department cross-lists courses and collaborates with several interdisciplinary programs, including African American Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. History faculty share responsibility for teaching 300-400 undergraduate majors, 10-15 M.A. candidates, and 5-10 Ph.D. candidates, with each member of the department offering two courses per semester, ranging from large lecture classes of up to 400 undergraduate students (100-level survey courses each count as two courses) to General Education and upper-division lecture-discussion courses of 25-45 students, to small writing seminars of 15-25 students, to graduate readings courses of fewer than 10 students. For more information, including our newsletter, see the History department website.

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