DIRECTOR, PUBLIC HISTORY PROJECT - NEW START DATE 04/01/2019
JOB NO.: 96456-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Library, Museum, Arts, Other
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal
Position Vacancy ID: 96456-AS
Working Title: Director, Public History Project
Official Title: RESEARCHER(E05DN) or ASSOC RESEARCHER(E05FN) or ASST RESEARCHER(E05LN)
Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 02, 2019
Term: This position will end on JUNE 30, 2021.
Minimum Negotiable, Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Master's in History is required. A Ph.D. in history or closely related field is preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
The successful candidate for this academic staff position will have training and experience in oral and archival research, especially working alongside graduate and undergraduate students; a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of issues concerning racial and social justice; teaching experience; and a background of working with an array of marginalized communities including but not limited to people of color, LGBTQ people, disabled people, immigrants, and religious minorities. The successful candidate will also demonstrate facility in project management, including budget and personnel oversight. The Director will work with an advisory committee composed of faculty, staff, students, and community members, so evidence of good interpersonal communication and collaborative skills is essential.
License or certificate:
The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in association with the Office of the Chancellor seeks an innovative and creative scholar and public historian who will create and sustain a new Public History Project on campus.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
There is a possibility this position can be extended or become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment
Instructions to applicants:
Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (PVL 96456), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application describing the following: training and experience in oral and archival research; experience working alongside graduate and undergraduate students; interest in and knowledge of issues concerning racial and social justice; teaching experience; a background of working with an array of marginalized communities including but not limited to people of color, LGBTQ people, disabled people, immigrants, and religious minorities; experience in project management, including budget and personnel oversight.
You will also be required to submit a curriculum vita 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 questions on the position contact: Professor Brenda Plummer 608-263-1845 or [email protected]
For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight,
Friday, December 21, 2018.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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Advertised: Nov 2 2018 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: Dec 1 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time