ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233320-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department: L&S/HISTORY/HISTORY
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional



Position Summary:

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.

Principal Duties:

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.

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.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in History or related field by start of appointment.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in research.

Additional Information:

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.

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.

The Department of History is committed to increasing diversity in the campus community and candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in this area in their cover letter and/or teaching statement.

Department(s):

A483800-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/HISTORY/HISTORY

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (233320-FA), click on "" 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.

Contact:

Leonora Neville
lneville@wisc.edu
608-263-1807
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

233320-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Apr 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

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