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Job no: 96102-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Working Title:

Assistant Professor of History

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in History or equivalent by start of appointment.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of South Asia. Candidates with an ability to conduct research using one or more South Asian languages are encouraged to apply.

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Position Summary:

Summary: The History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure track) in the history of South Asia since 1500; thematic field and period of specialization open. 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.

Duties: The successful candidate will teach courses at all levels, including introductory courses, in the history of South Asia since 1500, as well as courses in the candidate's field of specialty. The successful candidate will engage in significant ongoing research and publication and will perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank.

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.


Laird Boswell
[email protected]
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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should find the position announcement at (PVL 96102), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. 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.

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.

For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. However positions may remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Link:Full Position Details The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Applications Open: Sep 24 2018 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

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