Job description

JOB NO.: 94576-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 94576-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor of History - Cluster Hire


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

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 the Arab world. Candidates with an ability to conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic, are encouraged to apply

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure track) of the twentieth century Arab world. We have a particular interest in the history of modern Arab politics and society, including the interaction between religion, culture, and politics. We will consider applicants specializing in any area of the Arab world. 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 candidate will offer courses in the contemporary history of the Arab world as well as introductory courses on the modern Middle East, and perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank.

The faculty member will be part of an interdisciplinary group affiliated with the Arab Politics and Society cluster hiring initiative and is expected to participate in the development of the cluster and its activities including collaborating with the other cluster faculty and with colleagues in the Middle East Study Program. Faculty positions include a commitment to the important functions of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.

Overall, three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster: 1) History [PVL # 94576] (this particular search), 2) Gender & Women's Studies [PVL# 95025], and 3) Political Science [PVL # 94569]. These positions are part of the UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative (, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary 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.


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, 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, Thursday, November 1, 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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Advertised: Aug 30 2018 Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 10/30/2018
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