Tenure-Track Associate Professor: Historical, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Modern Physical Science

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Job Type: Tenure Track

Application Deadline: November 10, 2013

The Department of History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for a position as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning August, 2014. Ph.D. in History of Science, History, Science and Technology Studies, or closely related discipline required prior to start of appointment. Areas of specialization include the history of physics, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, astronomy, climatology, and similar physical sciences of the laboratory or the field.

Teaching experiences is preferred and evidence of outstanding teaching and research potential required. The successful candidate is expected to engage in significant ongoing research, to participate actively in the intellectual life of a faculty with diverse interests, and to embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates will be expected to advance research and teaching in the historical, social and cultural dimensions of modern physical science, roughly 1750 – present. Appropriate service to the department and university and in public outreach is required.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 10, 2013. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, complete graduate transcripts, and one article-length writing sample, along with three signed letters of recommendation to Eileen Ward, History of Modern Physical Science Search Committee, 210 Bradley Memorial, 1225 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1528. Letter of application should discuss anticipated course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as current and future research.

Electronic submission of materials in PDF format will be accepted and should be directed to: search@histsci.wisc.edu.

For additional information, please visit http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_077654.html.

UW-Madison is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

Posted: September 12, 2013