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Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

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Assistant Professor in American Indian Studies - Cohort Hire

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

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

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

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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 candidates will be recruited in this Cohort: 1) American Indian Studies (History as tenure home) [PVL 95181], 2) Chican@/Latin@ Studies 3) Asian American Studies, and 4) Afro-American Studies.

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.


Denise Wiyaka
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Instructions to Applicants:

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. 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

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

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