POSITION: The department of history invites applications for a probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks candidates with expertise in U.S. History to 1877 who are committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active research program. This position carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2020/2021 academic year, commencing August 24, 2020.
The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department of History as assigned, based on program needs and in accordance with specialization, including the U.S to 1877 introductory survey course. They will also teach the upper-division course, History of the American Family, often delivered online. They will participate in research and scholarly activities, engage in service to the department, University and community, and contribute to department, college and university committee work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in History or related field from a regionally accredited Higher Education institution is required. ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 1, 2021.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS: We conceptualize the position chronologically as covering from pre-colonization through Reconstruction. Preference will be given to applicants who can enhance department offerings (including for the graduate program) through expertise in the histories of gender and/or sexuality. We also prefer a candidate who will contribute to UWEC’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness, through research, teaching and/or service work. Evidence of successful university teaching will be considered an asset. Other thematic areas of interest for the department include, but are not limited to: race and ethnicity, health and medicine, and digital methodologies.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of History at UW-Eau Claire was the recipient of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award in 2006. It has 9 tenured or tenure track faculty members who are committed to a curriculum that engages students in independent research and exposes them to global and American ethnic diversity. The Department houses an M.A. program, where students often specialize in U.S. and Public History.
The Department has been the recipient of more than $4,000,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Wisconsin Humanities Council for K-12 teacher education and public programs.
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