Assistant Professor - History of Science/Medicine

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: La Crosse, WISCONSIN
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Position Information

Recruitment Number 5153
Working Title Assistant Professor - History of Science/Medicine
Position Type Faculty/Instructional
Appointment Percentage 100
Division/College College of Liberal Studies
Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The College of Liberal Studies (CLS) includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well as the School of Arts and Communication. CLS continues the established liberal studies tradition of providing many curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.

CLS is dedicated to providing quality instruction and learning experiences which prepare students for future education or careers and meaningful, responsible lives by fostering a climate of intellectual curiosity and creativity. Graduates of the college will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand global issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as citizens, and to discover and apply worthwhile values.

CLS faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. CLS, through its faculty, students, and curricula, also is dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the college establishes its membership in the broader community.

The academic community within the College of Liberal Studies supports a strong general education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and international programs, which together promote lifelong personal and professional learning.

Position Summary

The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in World History and the History of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and/or the History of Medicine, beginning Fall 2019. Candidates for the appointment should have, or be near to completing, a doctoral degree in history or a related field by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020. Period and geographic region of specialization are open, although preference will be given to applicants who can enhance departmental course offerings and contribute to curricular changes and programs that reflect our institutional mission. Areas of expertise might include the history of science or of technology, history of life or natural sciences, or history of medicine, although candidates may combine any of these in their research and teaching. This position entails the unique opportunity to collaborate across campus with programs outside history and faculty in various disciplines. A successful candidate will teach 12 credits (typically 4 courses) per semester — the majority consisting of undergraduate World History and General Education courses — combined with advanced undergraduate courses in their area of specialty.

General position summary statement for UWL faculty positions:
Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individual is expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship appropriate to the discipline. In addition, this individual will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in History, or in a related field with a history emphasis. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020.
• Coursework in and evidence of ability to teach courses on History of Science or STS, History of Medicine, or related
fields.
• Evidence of ability to teach World History general education courses.
• Evidence of ability to teach courses in historiography and historical methods, as well as historical research and writing.
• Evidence of ability to start an active program of research.

Preferred Qualifications

• Research specialization/experience in History of Science or STS, History of Medicine, or related fields.
• Evidence of ability to enhance departmental course offerings and contribute to curricular changes and programs that reflect our institutional mission.
• Evidence of ability to recruit, retain, and facilitate graduation of students from under-represented backgrounds.
• Evidence of ability to research and teach about history in a global context.
• Desire and experience to incorporate students in research activities.

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Responsibility Statement Teaching
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Percentage Of Time
Essential Yes

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Responsibility Statement Research
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Essential Yes

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Responsibility Statement Service
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Essential Yes


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Posting Date 08/01/2018
Close Date
Continuous Recruitment Yes
Continuous Recruitment First Review Date 09/10/2018
Position Contact Name Dr. Heidi Morrison, Search and Screen Chair
Position Contact Email hmorrison@uwlax.edu


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