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University of Wisconsin - Madison

Location: MadisonWI 53706 Document ID: AD191-388J Posted on: 2019-05-1505/15/2019 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Will pay relocation expenses
Minimum Education: Ph.D.2019-08-13

Assistant Professor in American Indian Studies

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 History. 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 undergraduate 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 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 candidates will be recruited in this Cohort: 1) American Indian Studies (History as tenure home) [PVL 98971], 2) Chican@/Latin@ Studies 3) Asian American Studies, and 4) Afro-American Studies.

HOW TO APPLY: Find the position announcement at ( 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.

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