Assistant Professor, History of U.S. Political Economy from the Civil War to the Present

Madison, Wisconsin
Sep 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in the history of U.S. political economy from the Civil War to the present, with appointment to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will hold the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Chair in the History of American Politics, Institutions, and Political Economy.

We welcome candidates whose work focuses on United States politics, markets, and institutions, and who seek to integrate the insights of such fields as (for instance) business history, economic history, environmental history, labor history, legal history, and the history of the state. The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of our large history faculty with diverse temporal, geographical, and methodological interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education and engage in significant ongoing research and publication. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of U.S. political economy since the Civil War. The successful candidate will perform departmental, university and community services as appropriate.

Applicants must hold Ph.D. in history or a related field by start of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, Friday, November 17, 2017.

Interested candidates should find the position announcement at, click on “Apply Now” and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. 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.

You will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference. 

The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. 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.