University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, HISTORY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WORLD HISTORY/HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN THE U.S./NATIONAL HISTORY DAY
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in World History, and the History of Education in the U.S. Period specialization is open. The successful candidate will also direct the UW-La Crosse regional National History Day program. This is a 9-month, 100% position with duties distributed at 50% teaching, 25% scholarship and research and 25% service. The position begins Fall semester, 2013.
Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester, including a General Education World History course and upper level courses in specialty areas. Successful candidates must have PhD in hand by August 2013, in addition to at least one year experience in and ability to teach World History, as well as specialized fields that contribute to the regional and temporal needs of the department. Candidates must also have experience with National History Day. Scholarship should demonstrate current historical methodological and topical interests or trends. Please list major and minor fields of specialization on your C.V. and submit a letter of application, C.V., unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation by November 1, 2012. Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/. Application letters (500-750 words) should address teaching experience and philosophy, including experience and/or ability to teach world history, research interests and agenda, and National History Day experience. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AHA meeting.
The Department of History provides students with a solid foundation in a World History curriculum, with specialties in selected time periods, themes, and subjects. Faculty are leaders in disciplinary specialties and history education. Half of all History majors and minors are teacher education students. The department partners in interdisciplinary programs, including Latin American Studies, Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies, German Studies, Russian Studies, Environmental Studies, Archaeology and Public History. History students participate in a vital undergraduate research program. Over the past twenty years, UW-La Crosse has established an exceptional National History Day program. The department and the university are committed to being inclusive and supportive learning and teaching communities. We encourage applicants who enhance our commitment to these goals.
About UW-La Crosse: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top three institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 350 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 67 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-L campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in Mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored Nineteenth Century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Special Instructions to Applicants: If you have any questions or concerns about this position, please contact Dr. Deborah Buffton, Department of History, at email@example.com .
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
|Primary Category:||World History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||History Education