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Assistant Professor - Ethnic/Women & Gender Studies

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences

Position Summary:

The Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies programs at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UW-Platteville) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position. This is a full-time, nine-month position starting in August of 2020.  UW-Platteville is a comprehensive four-year institution of higher education dedicated to empowering personal and professional growth to prepare students to be critical thinkers and global citizens. The Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies programs strive to educate students on the historical and contemporary experiences of marginalized groups and to consider various ways of ensuring social justice. 

Responsibilities:

We encourage applications from candidates with intersectional research experience in interdisciplinary fields who can teach issues of race, gender, and class to students from rural and working-class backgrounds. The typical teaching load is 2 courses in Ethnic Studies and 2 courses in Women’s & Gender Studies per semester (4/4). Other duties may be assigned by the Department Chair and/or the program coordinators. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities and department, college, university and public service.  Additional teaching or other responsibilities may be available over the summer depending on program, college, or university needs and the interest of the selected candidate.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or Women’s & Gender Studies (or a closely related field) by August 2020.   
  • Expertise in Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies preferring specialization in areas such as Latinx Studies, Native American Studies, LGBTQ+Feminisms, or Masculinity Studies.  
  • Experience teaching topics of race, gender, class and sexuality at the college level.  
  • Experience working with diverse student populations: mentoring, participating in student organizations and/or advising. 
  • Demonstrated experience in applying varying pedagogies in curriculum development and instructional activities.

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 October 20, 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;
  • Two sample syllabi:  One in Ethnic Studies and a second in Women’s and Gender Studies;
  • 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 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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