FACULTY IN COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
JOB NO.: 90808-FA
Work Type: Faculty-Full Time
Department: CALS/COMM & ENVIRON SOC
Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Food Science, Nutritional Science, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific
Employment Class: Faculty
Position Vacancy ID: 90808-FA
Working Title: Faculty in Community and Environmental Sociology
Official Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)
Hiring Department: A075200-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/COMM & ENVIRON SOC
Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Ph.D. in Sociology or related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Demonstrated outstanding record of teaching.
Evidence of excellence in research relevant to environment and health, with the ability to demonstrate a focus on the interlinked social influences on and outcomes of environmental and human welfare.
Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to reach diverse audiences.
This faculty position is central to the department mission and broader initiatives in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and at the UW-Madison on environment and health. The person hired will bring exceptional potential to advance a novel research program in the interlinked social influences and outcomes of environmental and human welfare. Possible areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, environmental justice and health disparities; social determinants of health; food systems and nutrition; neighborhood and local area effects on health; and the health effects and implications of climate change. The position includes a commitment to research, teaching, and outreach, as well as professional and university service. This is a tenure-track (junior) research and teaching position with a 9-month appointment.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the UW System's flagship university and ranks 6th in the nation for volume of research, with 17 research and service centers supported by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education that generate more than $160 million in extramural research awards. The UW-Madison has more than 230 undergraduate majors and certificates, more than 250 master's, doctoral and professional programs, average class sizes under 30, and 1,000 lakeside seats at the Memorial Union Terrace.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to eliminating the achievement gap between majority and underrepresented students; recruiting and retaining a more diverse faculty and staff; preparing all students, staff, and faculty to thrive personally and professionally in a diverse, global, interconnected world; and enhancing the campus climate for inclusion.
Madison, with an estimated population of 252,551, is the capital of Wisconsin and has received many awards including, for example, 1st Most Livable City in America, 3rd Healthiest City, 2nd Best City for Parks, and Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Community. Madison is approximately 80 miles from Milwaukee, the state's largest city, and 150 miles from Chicago.
Instructions to applicants:
Applicants should upload five (5) separate documents: a cover letter; curriculum vita; a statement of research interests that includes a review of the applicant's experience and qualifications, and a summary of current and planned research; a statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and a writing sample demonstrating exceptional research.
At a future date, the Search Committee may ask applicants to provide at least three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin 15 September 2017.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
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Advertised: 18 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 15 Sep 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time