University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of History
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2022, one in African History and one in Early Modern European History.
Position 1: West or Central African history. Research interests may be in any sub-field, specialization, or time period. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African history and to work closely with the UW-Madison's Title VI National Resource Center in African Studies.
Position 2: Early Modern Europe, 1450-1800; thematic field and geographical specialization open. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Modern European history.
Ph.D. in History or related field by start of appointment. Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in research.
The successful candidates will actively engage in the intellectual life of our large history faculty with temporally, geographically, and methodological diverse interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidates will engage in significant ongoing research and publication and perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank.
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (233320-FA), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. Candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references; each reference will 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, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
Candidates' cover letters should indicate whether they are applying for the African History or Early Modern European History positions.
For full consideration, all materials (application letter, CV, teaching statement and writing sample) must be received no later than midnight, Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.
Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request.
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Work Type: Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable
Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 22, 2022
Salary: Negotiable ACADEMIC (9 months)
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Early Modern History and Period Studies
European History / Studies