ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES - COHORT HIRE

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES - COHORT HIRE

Job no: 98971-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:L&S/AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

We welcome candidates whose work focuses on North American Indian history, preferably but not necessarily in the Great Lakes region, and expect them to be conversant in archival methods, have links to indigenous communities that situate the candidate's historical investigations in contemporary contexts, and have an interest in or demonstrated commitment to an ethno-historical approach. The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life in both American Indian Studies and the Department of History and embrace the departmental and AIS program's commitments to under graduate and graduate education. We expect significant research and publication as well as departmental, AIS program, university, and community service as appropriate for career stage. The selected candidate will teach 4 courses per year: 2 in American Indian Studies and 2 in History. The American Indian Studies Program and the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in North American Indian History. The appointment is split equally between both units, with a tenure home in History.

This position is part of the Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Studies Cohort, which was developed in order to advance innovative approaches to the study of racialization and the practice of social justice in the U.S. We seek scholars whose transformative research honors both the desire to understand oppression and to enact social justice in the form of pedagogic practices, inclusive campus climate initiatives, and community involvement. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the Cohort and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus.

Overall, four hires will be made as part of this Cohort: 1) American Indian Studies (History as tenure home) [this position], 2) [email protected]/[email protected] Studies 3) Asian American Studies, and 4) Afro-American Studies.The other three recruitments in this Cluster have already been completed.

Principal Duties:

The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life in both American Indian Studies and the Department of History and embrace the departmental and AIS program's commitments to under graduate and graduate education. We expect significant research and publication as well as departmental, AIS program, university, and community service as appropriate for career stage. The selected candidate will teach 4 courses per year: 2 in American Indian Studies and 2 in History. The American Indian Studies Program and the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in North American Indian History. The appointment is split equally between both units, with a tenure home in History.

Faculty positions include a commitment to the important function of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.

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.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Applicants must hold a PhD in history or a related field by the start of the appointment.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

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.

Department(s):

A481000-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
A483800-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/HISTORY/HISTORY

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu, click on "Apply Now," and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample of writing or other scholarly work. 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.

For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, September 13, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

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.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Denise Wiyaka
608-263-0633
[email protected]

Contact:

Denise Wiyaka
[email protected]
608-263-0633
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. )

Official Title:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

98971-FA

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: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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).

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