ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN CULTURAL STUDIES

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ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN CULTURAL STUDIES

Job no: 100820-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:L&S/AFRICAN CULTURAL STUDIES
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

African Cultural Studies (ACS) seeks to hire a faculty member with deep expertise in the cultural study of Southern Africa. We will consider applicants with extensive fieldwork experience in any country in Southern Africa, strong knowledge of a Southern African language, and substantial evidence of a commitment to interdisciplinary humanities-focused Africanist scholarship. We especially encourage applications from scholars working in queer studies, performance studies, visual culture, and/or cultural approaches to migration. We will give preference to applicants whose expertise does not overlap significantly with our existing faculty strengths. The successful candidate will offer courses in cultural expression, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory courses in African expressive cultures, and perform department, university, and community service as appropriate for faculty rank.

The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of our department with diverse geographical, theoretical, linguistic, and methodological interests, as well as embrace departmental commitments to undergraduate and graduate education and engage in significant ongoing research and publication. The Department of African Cultural Studies is committed to increasing and fostering diversity in the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. The University of Wisconsin is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will conduct research, offer courses in cultural expression, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory courses in African expressive cultures, and perform department, university, and community service as appropriate for faculty rank. The regular teaching load is two courses per semester, and will include undergraduate and graduate courses, at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels in the candidate's field of specialization. Teaching will also involve mentoring of MA and PhD student research and directing dissertations.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in African Cultural Studies or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Assistant professor candidates must show evidence of outstanding teaching and research potential. Associate and full professor candidates must, in addition to the above, have a distinguished record of research established.

Department(s):

A480600-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/AFRICAN CULTURAL STUDIES

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates will find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (PVL 100820), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae that includes names and contact information for three references, and a diversity statement of 1-2 pages. Reference letters will be requested only of short-listed candidates. For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, Sunday, December 1, 2019. Applicants with questions may contact Search Committee Co-Chair Dr. Vlad Dima <[email protected]> or Department Chair Dr. Katrina Daly Thompson <[email protected]>.

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

Contact:

Vlad Dima
[email protected]
608-262-4074
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. )

Official Title:

PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

100820-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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