UW Madison- Assistant Professor in U.S. International and Diplomatic History

Job Position: 
Assistant Professor
Academic Organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of History at the UW-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in U.S. International and Diplomatic History. The successful candidate will hold the William Appleman Williams & David G. and Marion S. Meissner Chair in U.S. International and Diplomatic History. We welcome candidates of all specializations and time periods, including applicants whose expertise focuses on U.S. foreign relations, diplomacy, and/or how the U.S. as a member of the global community responds to matters such as human rights, immigration, empire, environmental concerns, and cultural productions. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2020. The deadline for all materials, including letters of recommendation, is midnight, Friday November 1, 2019.


The Williams and Meissner Chair will actively engage in the intellectual life of our large history faculty with diverse temporal, geographical, and methodological interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education while carrying out significant ongoing research and publication. In addition to performing departmental, university, and community services as appropriate for faculty rank, the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of U.S. and the world and contribute to the International Studies major.


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.


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.


Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (100456-FA), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. Candidates 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. 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. For full consideration, all materials (application letter, CV, writing sample and three letters of reference) must be received no later than midnight, Friday, November 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.