Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of African History (West Africa preference), University of Wisconsin-Madison

18 July 2011

The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2012 at the rank of Assistant Professor in sub-Saharan African history. Research interests may be in any sub-field, with preference given to West Africa. All research specializations are welcome to apply.

Applicants should hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in research. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in African history and to work closely with the UW-Madison’s Title VI National Resource Center in African Studies.

Send hard paper copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of approximately 50 pages, as well as three signed hard paper copies of letters of recommendation to Ms. Nicole Hauge, African History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706-1405. We also request that you send PDF copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of approximately 50 pages to historysearches@lists.wisc.edu. 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. Do not send electronic copies of letters of recommendation. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 1, 2011.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check may be required prior to start of appointment.

Contact:

Ms. Nicole Hauge, African History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3211 Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706-1405, historysearches@lists.wisc.edu.
Website: http://www.history.wisc.edu

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