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JOB NO.: 96481-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 96481-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Polish


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD or equivalent in Polish culture/Polish literature or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Native or near-native proficiency in Polish and English required. Minimum of one year of prior teaching experience at a college or university in the United States or Canada required. Research field open.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Position Summary:
The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Polish. The successful candidate will engage in the intellectual life of the department through teaching, scholarly research, and service.

Successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of courses related to Polish culture from fields including but not limited to cultural history, film, gender studies, literature, performing arts. The standard teaching load is four courses each academic year (two courses each semester). Candidates will be expected to be engaged in significant scholarly research and publication at the national and international levels. Service duties in the department (which will include undergraduate advising for Polish) as well at the university and professional levels as appropriate for faculty rank will be required.

Additional Information:

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic has 29 regular faculty, 13 faculty associates and lecturers, 4 staff, and over 75 graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison's quality of life always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.

The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.


Manon Van De Water
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To ensure full consideration, complete application must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, November 30, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at (PVL 96481).

Application must include (a) cover letter and (b) full curriculum vitae. In addition, you will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference. Additional materials may be requested later.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 29 2018 Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
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