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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tenure-track History and Public Policy

The Departments of Political Science and History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship starting fall 2013. The position requires expertise related to public policy in contemporary history; it is open to substantive policy area but they are particularly interested in candidates with substantive research agendas focused on environmental policy, immigration policy, or labor and family policy. A PhD in history, political science, public policy or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Applications due: November 2nd, 2012.

Depending on qualifications, the scholar will be appointed to a tenure-track
position in either History or Political Science with an adjunct appointment in the other
department. Teaching and graduate-advising responsibilities will be divided between the
two departments. Candidates will be judged on their scholarly research as well as
Applications received by November 2, 2012 will be given full consideration. The
department strongly prefers that applicants submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae,
and writing samples in electronic form through the Academic Jobs Online website at https:/
/academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1828 and arrange for electronic transmission of three letters
of recommendation to the same site. If necessary, printed materials may be sent to Stephen
Marvell, Political Science, 322 Thompson, UMass Amherst, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA
01003-9277. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to position@polsci.umass.edu.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium
along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke colleges and is also a member
of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of
Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members
of minority groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering a diverse
faculty, student body, and curriculum.