University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, History
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 239907-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Medical History and Bioethics in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of American public health. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. The selected candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of our faculty, who have diverse temporal, geographical, methodological, and disciplinary interests. A commitment to medical education, as well as undergraduate and graduate education, is essential. The successful candidate will engage in significant ongoing research and publication, and will offer courses at all levels, including introductory courses in the history of American public health, as well as other more specialized courses in the candidate's field of interest.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the 1) teaching of students, residents, and/or fellows, 2) service, and 3) scholarly research missions of UW Health, the School of Medicine and Public Health, the Department of Medical History and Bioethics. These duties will be performed at the following percentages: 40% Teaching, 20% Service, 40% Research.

An essential part of these duties will also be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

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, History of Medicine, History of Science, or closely related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Relevant teaching experience required.

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the history of American public health.

Additional Information:

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.

This position requires a criminal background check prior to employment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Interested candidates should find the position announcement at, click on "" and submit:

- cover letter of application,
- curriculum vitae, and
- a chapter- or article-length writing sample

At the time of submitting your application, candidates will be asked to provide information for three references. After submitting the application, the references will automatically receive an electronic link to upload a signed letter of reference on your behalf.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is no later than 11:55pm (CT) Monday, October 18, 2021, however, this position will remain open and application may be considered until this position is filled.


Melissa Zhang
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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:

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: .

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

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