The History Department is delighted to announce that following a national search Christopher Pastore will be joining the department as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of the History of the Atlantic World (1500-1800). Chris received his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire in 2011. He will teach courses in the Atlantic World, early America, and environmental history. Chris recently has been selected as a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, which provides a year-long residential fellowship at Ludvig-Maximilians-Universitat in Munich, Germany. The Center is an international and interdisciplinary think-tank that hosts approximately ten Carson Fellows each year in support of its mission to strengthen the role of the humanities in current political and scientific debates about the environment. Chris will be in residence at the Carson Center during the 2012-13 academic year.
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 http://www.cas.umt.edu/history/.
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