Job opening: Transnational Asian History, Assistant Professor

Institution Type:   University of Wisconsin – Madison, History
Location:   Wisconsin, United States
Position:   Assistant Professor of Transnational Asian History (tenure-track)

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 transnational Asian history since 1500.

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 dealing with transnational exchange or interaction among cultures, societies, regions or states within Asia. Possible realms of exchange include, but are not limited to, intellectual, religious, economic, environmental, military, or political relations. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Asian history and to work closely with such allied programs across campus as the university’s Title VI National Resource Centers in South, East, and Southeast Asia.  The position itself forms part of a larger initiative supported by the Mellon Foundation to enhance the study of Asian history and culture at the UW-Madison.

Interested candidates should send hard paper copies of their 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, Transnational Asian 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, 2010.

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, Transnational Asian 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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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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