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Visiting Assistant Professor - Ethnic/Women & Gender Studies

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Social Sciences

Position Summary:

The Ethnic Studies Program and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville invite applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor, with the potential of promotion to a tenure-track appointment. This will be a joint appointment in Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year. We encourage applications from candidates from a wide variety of research specializations in the humanities and social sciences who can contribute to teaching students from rural and working-class backgrounds.

Responsibilities:

The teaching load of the position is four courses per semester, with some responsibilities in curriculum development, event planning, and undergraduate research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies as well as at least one course in their area of specialization. The candidate’s research and scholarship will be interdisciplinary and address the intersections of race, gender, and class.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or Women’s and Gender Studies (or closely related field) by August 2019.  
  • Experience teaching issues of race, gender, class and sexuality at the undergraduate level. 
  • Effective teaching and curriculum development skills.
  • Effective communication skills. 

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information:

The Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Programs are housed in the Social Sciences department, which also includes Political Science, Sociology, International Studies, and Social and Environmental Justice.  The department plays a significant role in the university’s General Education curriculum as well as serving its own majors and minors.

 

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by February 25, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references. At least two of these should be able to address the candidate’s teaching; 
  • A sample syllabus; 
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience. This should include discussion of experience with or philosophy towards teaching both Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies; and 
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization. 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Dong Isbister at 608-342-7338 or Dr. Frank King a 608-342-7343

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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