University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies/History
Assistant Professor, World Environmental History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the History Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite applications for a tenure-track position in world environmental history at the rank of assistant professor. We seek an economic, intellectual, or cultural historian working on transnational exchange and environmental transformation in the modern and/or early modern periods. In particular, we are interested in a scholar whose work on the global circulation and movement of knowledge, capital, or organisms advances understanding of environmental and social change in regions such as the Atlantic, Pacific, and/or Mediterranean worlds. The scholar we hire will be responsible for teaching a world environmental history survey course for our new Environmental Studies major, and should be comfortable and committed to working in interdisciplinary settings with students and colleagues in the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities.
Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by beginning of appointment in August 2014. For consideration, a letter of application and c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (strongly preferred length: under 50 pages of text) should arrive by November 12, 2013. The writing sample may be a self-standing essay, or a chapter from a dissertation or book project. Chapters should be accompanied by a brief outline or statement (less than 2 pages) that sets the chapter in the context of the larger work and its argument.
Application materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and addressed to Gregg Mitman, Search and Screen Committee Chair.
UW-Madison is an AA/EOE and encourages applications from women and minorities. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
|Primary Category:||Environmental History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
World History / Studies