University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, History
Tenure Track Faculty Position in the Department of History at the Rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 20, 2012
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|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
Doctorate or ABD in History or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required. ABD applicants must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.
Area of Specialty: Public History. Specialization outside of archives or historic preservation preferred.
Area of Concentration: Departmental needs include, but are not limited to, early America to 1815.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience as practicing public historians.
Demonstrated ability to teach public history courses and supervise public history internships will be considered an asset. The ability to bring diverse perspectives to the campus may be considered an asset.
Applicants will be expected to help expand an established public history program with existing expertise in archives and historic preservation. Applicants will teach courses as assigned in the Department of History, participate in research and scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service to the university and community, and participate in department, college, and university committee work.
The Department of History at UW-Eau Claire was the recipient of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award in 2006. It has 12 tenured or tenure track faculty members who are committed to a curriculum that engages students in independent research and exposes them to global and American ethnic diversity. UW-Eau Claire has the largest history department in the University of Wisconsin System outside of Madison and Milwaukee, with more than 250 undergraduate majors and minors and 44 MA students.
The growing Public History program at UW-Eau Claire enrolls 40 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of History at UW-Eau Claire is home to the Northern Field Services Office of the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS). It partners with the WHS and the Chippewa Valley Museum to place interns throughout the state.
The Department of History has been the recipient of more than $4,000,000. in grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Wisconsin Humanities Council for K-12 teacher education and public programs.
UNIVERSITY & EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY:
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus community consists of 10,500 students and 700 faculty and administrative/professional staff. As the UW System's only Center of Excellence for faculty and undergraduate research, faculty and students regularly work side-by-side on original research.
Often described as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire's campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin's largest city. Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside have many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports, camping and a variety of other recreational activities.
A community of 60,000, Eau Claire is a safe, friendly, and affordable community with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children. Eau Claire is just 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which offers world-class theater, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera, and restaurants as well as sports, shopping, and cultural diversity.
Send letter of application, graduate school transcript, Curriculum Vita, summary of student evaluations (if available), and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Kate Lang, Chair
Department of History
University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 10, 2011. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants’ names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.
UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
|Primary Category:||Public History