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Job no: 95966-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Assistant Professor in Afro-American Studies - Cohort Hire

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment in either Social Sciences (Sociology or Psychology preferred field, specialization open) or in Literary Studies with a specialization in late 20th century and/or 21st century African American Literature.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

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Position Summary:

Summary: This Assistant Professor position will be responsible for teaching introductory survey courses and advanced courses related to the area of specialization; conducting scholarly research; and performing University and community service as appropriate.

This position is part of the Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Studies Cohort, which was developed in order to advance innovative approaches to the study of racialization and the practice of social justice in the U.S. We seek scholars whose transformative research honors both the desire to understand oppression and to enact social justice in the form of pedagogic practices, inclusive campus climate initiatives, and community involvement. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the Cohort and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus.

Overall, four candidates will be recruited in this Cohort: 1) American Indian Studies (History as tenure home) [PVL 95181], 2) [email protected]/[email protected] Studies [PVL # 94895], 3) Asian American Studies (Gender & Women's Studies as tenure home) [PVL # 95361], and 4) Afro-American Studies [PVL # 95966].

Responsibilities: teaching introductory survey courses and advanced courses related to the area of specialization; conducting scholarly research; and performing University and community service as appropriate. The selected African American Literature candidate will be expected to work with students in the "Bridge" program which enables students to enter the Ph.D. program in English after they complete their M.A. in Afro-American Studies.

Additional Information:

UW- Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

Candidates who have a particular interest in gender studies and/or relations between people of color will be especially desirable.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of employment.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Christina Greene
[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:

Find the position announcement at, click on "Apply Now" and submit a cover letter describing research, teaching experience and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; official graduate transcript; and a writing sample. If the sample is part of a larger project (e.g. book, dissertation), please include a description of the larger project. 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.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 15, 2018; however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Dr. Christina Greene, Chair
Dept. of Afro-American Studies
University of Wisconsin
4141 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-7978
Email: [email protected]

Additional Link:Full Position Details The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Applications Open: Sep 18 2018 Central Daylight Time
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