Job: Assistant Professorship, UW-Madison Department of the History of Science

Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Job type: tenure track
Application deadline: January 24, 2017
The Department of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) beginning August 2017.

We are especially interested in applications in the following areas: (1) history of science or technology before 1800; (2) history of the human sciences; or (3) history of information technologies.
We are also interested in applicants whose area of study lies outside the United States. We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches.

We are particularly interested in candidates who can promote interdisciplinary synergies between the History of Science, Medicine, & Technology (HSMT) program and other study programs in the Department of History; the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies; and/or other programs in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences. The successful candidate is expected to conduct significant scholarly research leading to publication in the area of specialization; teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and actively participate in the broader HSMT community at UW-Madison. Appropriate departmental, university, and public outreach service is required.

A Ph.D. in History of Science; History; Science & Technology Studies; or closely related discipline prior to the start of the appointment is required.

Applications must be received by January 24, 2017. All applications must be submitted online at   Search for 88583.  Electronic applications must include PDF files of the following:  letter of application, curriculum vitae, and one article-length writing sample or chapter.  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.  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.  The letter of application should include a statement of interest that discusses current and future research as well as anticipated course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should comment specifically on their capacity to teach current HSMT undergraduate courses as well as new courses that would complement existing offerings. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype.

Questions about the position may be directed to either of the search committee co-chairs, Professor Florence Hsia ( ) or Professor Sue Lederer ( ).

UW-Madison is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. State law requires a criminal background check prior to employment.  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.