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Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Humanities
University of Maine at Farmington in Farmington, Maine
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Date Posted April 29, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western Maine, UMF is Maine’s public liberal arts college, offering quality programs in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences. The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town.

The University of Maine Farmington is seeking applicants for a two-year position of Postdoctoral Fellow for Public Humanities.

This position will include a half-time teaching load (3 courses per year) in public humanities and the fellow’s area of expertise, and assistant-directorship of the New Commons Project, a public humanities initiative funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation (more information at http://www.newcommonsproject.org). This is an academic-year position. The fellow will have extensive project-management responsibilities, including event planning, outreach, and coordination. Start date August 31, 2020.

This position reports to the chair of the division.


Required: PhD in a humanities discipline (degree in hand preferred; ABD considered); college teaching experience; active research agenda; significant project management and public humanities experience; evidence of excellence in teaching (examples: portfolio samples or teaching evaluations, etc.).

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position." Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application and upload a cover letter, which fully describes your qualifications and experiences, with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae, a addendum with evidence of excellence in teaching (examples: portfolio samples or teaching evaluations, etc.), and contact infomation for three professional references who will be required to upload a letter of reference. References will receive instructions via email. Questions regarding the search may be emailed to Kristen Case, Hiring Search Chair, kristen.case@maine.edu.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2020. Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

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.

The University of Maine at Farmington employees are Mandatory Reporters with the exception of UMF’s licensed, clinical medical providers (including athletic trainers) and mental health providers and their clinical interns when working in their capacity as providers.

The University of Maine at Farmington 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 office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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