University of Wisconsin - Madison, History
Assistant Professor, History of Technology
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
The History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure track) in the history of technology. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the history of technology, with a preference for candidates who could also teach an introductory course in Science and Technology Studies. The ideal candidate will participate in the graduate program in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology within the History Department; will actively engage in the intellectual life of our large history faculty with diverse temporal, geographical, and methodological interests; will embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education; and will engage in significant ongoing research and publication. The appointment will begin August 2019. The deadline for all materials, including letters of recommendation, is midnight on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Applicants must hold a doctorate in history or relevant degree program by start of appointment and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the History of Technology.
The successful candidate will teach courses at all levels from introductory undergraduate to graduate level. The faculty member will be part of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (HSMT) program in the History Department and is expected to participate in curricular and program activities of this group. The successful candidate will engage in significant ongoing research and publication and will perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank. Salary is negotiable.
Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.
UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.
Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (PVL 96129), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. Candidates are required to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.
If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, candidates should include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Contact: Laird Boswell
|Primary Category:||History of Science, Medicine, and Technology