|This assistant professor position is shared by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of History in the College of Letters and Science, and carries with it a commitment to the three important functions of teaching, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank. It is expected that the appointee will play an active role in the research, teaching and service activities of both units.
General teaching responsibilities will include core courses in Environmental Studies and in History, including responsibility for teaching a world environmental history survey course for the new Environmental Studies major. The teaching load will be 2 courses per year in the Nelson Institute and 1 course per year in the History Department with at least one being a large enrollment undergraduate course each year. It is expected that all three courses would be cross-listed in both units and draw students from a wide range of departments across campus, even for graduate seminars. Supervision of graduate and undergraduate research is also expected.
The candidate is expected to participate in service to the community, state, nation, and profession in a manner consistent with the appointment. Specifically, it is expected that the appointee will play a leadership role in advancing the Nelson Institute's Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE; http://che.nelson.wisc.edu), which is home to an interdisciplinary group of faculty, graduate students, and community members interested in understanding the changing relationships between people and environments over time. CHE's activities include a biweekly colloquium series, annual graduate student conference and place-based workshop, biennial film festival, and graduate certificate, among others events and programs.