University of Wisconsin - Madison, History Department
Assistant or Associate or Professor of History of Sport and Society in the United States
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for an open rank position in the History of Sport and Society in the United States, especially the development of professional sport in its larger national and social contexts since 1900. The appointment will begin August 2017. The successful candidate will hold the Allan H. Selig Chair in the History of Sport and Society.
Applicants must hold a doctorate in history or related field by start of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching in the subject of the development of U.S. professional sport in its larger social, cultural, and economic contexts, including but not limited to matters of race, gender, labor relations, mass culture, and metropolitanization. We welcome candidates who view U.S. sport through a comparative or transnational lens.
The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of our large history faculty with temporally, geographically, and methodologically diverse interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education and engage in significant ongoing research and publication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of sport and society in the U.S. and perform departmental, university and community service as appropriate. Salary is negotiable.
Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW–Madison provides equal employment opportunity for all persons and is in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu, click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project. You will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference. The deadline for applications is December 21, 2016; completed applications (all materials) must be received by December 21, 2016.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies
Social History / Studies
Sport History / Studies