University of Wisconsin-Madison – Lecturer/Visiting Assistant/Visiting Associate Professor: History of Environment and Health

Location: Wisconsin, United States 
Institution Type: College/University 
Position Type: Lecturer/Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a Lecturer or Visiting Assistant or Visiting Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience, with research and teaching expertise in the history of environment and health and a background in either environmental history or the history of medicine. This is a two-year, non-renewable appointment beginning in July 2010. Specialization outside the United States preferred. Duties include teaching 3 courses per year and regular participation in department activities. Among other courses, we anticipate that the successful candidate will teach courses in Environment and Health in Global Perspective and in the History of Ecology. We also expect that the successful candidate will participate in the activities of the recently founded Center for Culture, History, and Environment. Ph.D. (in hand) in history, history of science or medicine, environmental studies, or a closely related discipline required by time of appointment. Highly competitive salary and fringe benefits.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article-length writing sample.

The search committee will begin considering applications on March 1, 2010, and will consider applications until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the American Society for Environmental History meeting in Portland, OR in March 2010.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Contact Info:
Richard C. Keller, Environment and Health Search Committee Chair
c/o Jean Von Allmen
Department of Medical History and Bioethics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Electronic submissions may be sent to: [email protected].