Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017
EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Faculty
WORKING TITLE: Professor of International Studies
OFFICIAL TITLE: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)
HIRING DEPARTMENT: A488300-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/SOCIOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE: AUGUST 20, 2018
ADVERTISED SALARY: Negotiable; ACADEMIC (9 months)
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Ph.D. degree in anthropology, sociology, geography, or related field prior to start of appointment.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: Teaching experience required. For tenure-track position, demonstrated potential for excellence in research required. For tenured position, record of excellence in research, teaching, and service.
UW-Madison is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor with tenure in International Studies beginning August 20, 2018. Successful applicant will engage in the intellectual life of their home department through teaching, scholarly research and service. Successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses per semester with half in the International Studies Major and half in their tenure home. The appointee is expected to teach International Studies 101: Introduction to International Studies in rotation with other IS faculty as well as specialized courses in the area of the appointee’s expertise. Scholarly research and service also required.
The International Studies Major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(http://www.ismajor.wisc.edu) seeks a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor and research experience in sociological, geographical, or anthropological approaches to the contemporary (post-Cold War) world. We seek a scholar with a place-based approach to the field, preferably with a regional focus on the Middle East; Central, East, or Southeast Asia; or Europe. The successful candidate will contribute to the International Studies Major’s research and teaching areas of global security, political economy, global culture, and/or human rights, broadly construed.
The tenure home and half of the teaching responsibilities of the appointee (including graduate-level teaching and advising) will be in an academic department. The applicant should suggest in the letter of application which UW-Madison department might be most suitable for an appointment; however, the search committee has a preference for an appointment in Sociology, Anthropology, or Geography.
The IS Major is an interdisciplinary undergraduate instructional unit. The appointee is expected to be a full member of the International Studies Major community and to build a research, teaching, and service record commensurate with the tenure expectations and standards of the rank, the appointing department, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Because members (once tenured) are expected to contribute to the goverance of the unit, applicants (and particularly those applying at the associate professor level) should address their administrative experience and/or vision for an interdisciplinary major at a research university in their letter of application.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. A background check will be required prior to start of appointment.
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INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
To apply, please visit https://jobs.wisc.edu . Search for position 92842 and apply on line. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by the end of the business day December 31, 2017. Applications should be limited to: (a) application letter outlining the candidate’s academic background, research agenda, and areas of expertise, teaching interests and experience, professional goals, and any other information that would help the selection committee judge the candidate’s suitability; the letter should also specify the research and teaching area of the major (global security, political economy, global culture, and/or human rights) to which the candidate will most directly contribute; (b) a current CV; (c) an article-length writing sample; (d) a teaching statement that includes any evidence of teaching performance; (e) a statement on how the candidate approaches equity and diversity in their research, teaching, or in a university setting more broadly; and (f) three references with full names and email addresses. References may be contacted and asked to upload a signed letter of recommendation.