Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


Assistant Professor of History. Full time, tenure-track appointment beginning in August 2019.


Minimum / Required

  • Required: Ph.D. in History or American Studies by the beginning of the appointment. Specialization in U.S. history and history of race and ethnicity. Demonstrated potential in the following areas: instruction of undergraduate majors and non-majors, discipline-appropriate scholarship, and departmental and university service according to the UW shared governance ethic.

Highly Desired

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have an interest in teaching gender studies.


Contribute to instruction, research/scholarship, and university/community service.

Teach courses as assigned (typical teaching load is 12 credits per semesterI, schedule and maintain appropriate office hours, be available to students for consultation and academic advisement, participate in course and program assessment, and attend and participate in meetings of the Social Science Department and History/Politics discipline group. Courses may include: Early United States History, Modern United States History, United States Women's History, and courses categorized as Racial and Ethnic studies which complement the department's current offerings and contribute to the University's commitments to general education, diversity, global understanding, and the interdisciplinary Applied Social Science B.S. Program. Contributions that demonstrate and promote working collaboratively across campus on diversity related initiatives, including gender and racial and ethnic studies (RES) and assessment efforts in those areas.


Work ollaboratively within a multi-disciplinary department; engage in professional service, research and scholarly activities; and pursue external funding. The Social Science Department is a vibrant, interdisciplinary group of professors dedicated to applied scholarship and hands-on learning experiences for students.


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. CV
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  5. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by November 25th, 2018. Screening of applications will begin November 26th, 2018, and may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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