Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track - History - 20043

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2023

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, History
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of History in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Assistant Professor, FA040.


Specifically seeking an Assistant Professor of Nineteenth or Twentieth Century US History. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach in the following areas: Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, Borderlands, African-American or Latinx History, and Public History. The position begins in August 2024. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate courses in the department, research, and service to the university, community, and profession. Research and teaching expertise should complement existing faculty expertise.

The successful candidate will be able to teach a freshmen-level world history course and freshmen-level US history surveys as part of their regular rotation, in addition to upper-level courses in their area of expertise. The teaching load is a 4/4. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace inclusive principles as a member of the university community.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. in History or a related field is required.
  • ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2024; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2025 in advance of their first scheduled review.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations, and serving as an active member of the university community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to interact respectfully and work collaboratively with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including students, parents, staff, and faculty.
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills.

Full-time teaching responsibilities include a rotation of courses in twentieth-century world history, both halves of the US history surveys, as well as additional courses in their area of expertise. Research expectations include an active research agenda resulting in publications. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations and the discipline as relevant to the candidate's expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach in a variety of formats, including in-person, online, and/or in a hybrid format.


For more information on the Department of History, please visit


Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater's main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater's campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family - led by caring faculty and staff - is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater's intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


Applications received by October 30th, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Jennifer Thibodeaux

Co-Chair, U.S. History Search Committee



Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Name and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation will be solicited at a later time)
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date from applicants
This Job ID is 20043.

Application Links:

A potential applicant who is NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System, click here:

UW-Whitewater External Applicants

A current employee of the University of Wisconsin System, click here:

UW-Whitewater Internal Applicants

Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) by selecting the link below.

Apply Online FAQ's

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert