Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality and History

University of Maine
Maine, United States
Commensurate with experience
Oct 01, 2019
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 per year 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  The History Department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees. Further information can be found at

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



  • The successful candidate must have a PhD in History, or a closely related field, by the time of appointment.
  • Specialization in the modern transnational history of women in one or more regions outside North America.
  • A focus on aspects of race, class, ethnicity, nationality, or citizenship.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience.
  • Evidence of scholarship employing feminist approaches and methodologies to scholarship.


  • Interest and skill in facilitating dialogues across diverse perspectives.
Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" at You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2) a curriculum vitae
3) contact information for three professional references
4) a statement of teaching philosophy

Further materials, such as transcripts, writing samples, and letters of recommendation, may subsequently be requested.

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: November 15, 2019
Tentative start date: September 1, 2020

For questions about the search, please WGS Director Susan Gardner at

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine 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: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).