Assistant Professor in Early North American/U.S. Gender and Women's History

University of Wisconsin-Madison in Wisconsin

Deadline November 03, 2014
Date Posted August 4, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Early North American/U.S. Gender and Womens History


The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the history of early North America/United States before 1848, with expertise in gender and womens history. Appointment to begin August 2015.


Applicants must hold a doctorate in history or related field by start of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching in the subject of gender and womens history in the period before 1848. We welcome candidates who engage the history of early North American/U.S. gender and womens history through the study of global trade, comparative colonialisms, the Atlantic world, the interconnected Americas, or the variety of slaveries in the era before the U.S. Civil War. The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of our large history faculty with temporally, geographically, and methodologically diverse interests, as well as embrace department commitments to undergraduate and graduate education and engage in significant ongoing research and publication. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach broadly across the period and offer specialized courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels.


Interested candidates should send PDF copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 50 pages to Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation sent signed and on letterhead to that same email address. 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 within the larger project. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 3, 2014.


Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New York City. The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. 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.