University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, T-T, Women’s and Gender Studies

Oct 31, 2021 Nov 30, 2021

Assistant Professor - Women's & Gender Studies

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies in the College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in August 2022
whose training is from an interdisciplinary, humanities-focused background and whose research and teaching focuses on feminist and queer theory, race/ethnicity, and sexuality/LGBTQ studies-related topics.
This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, research, and service to the university and community.

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The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, Women: Race and Ethnicity, Feminist and Queer Theories, Individual & Society,
and teach or develop a course in sexuality/LGBTQ studies as part of the Women’s and Gender Studies program. The candidate also will be expected to pursue an active research
agenda that engages undergraduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society.
The candidate also will be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in relevant field. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2022; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract
with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2023 in advance of their first scheduled review
• Substantial training within the field of Women’s and Gender Studies and a commitment to interdisciplinary, feminist, anti-racist, and decolonial approaches to knowledge production

Desired Characteristics:
• The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in and a commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students,
clear evidence of scholarly potential, a commitment to working with diverse populations, and a commitment to service as an active member of the university community
• The preferred candidate will demonstrate potential to take on leadership positions in the department. Experience teaching in an online and/or hybrid format is favored.
Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
• Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
• Ability to interact respectfully with people with diverse gender identities

Full-time teaching responsibilities include a 4/4 load and could include the following courses in rotation: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, Women: Race and Ethnicity,
Feminist and Queer Theories, Individual and Society, and a course in Sexuality or LGBTQ Studies. Research expectations include peer-reviewed publications or other creative activity.
In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in at least one of the following high-impact teaching practices: undergraduate research,
travel study, service learning, and/or internships. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community and
professional organizations as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or teach courses in the evenings.

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at UW-Whitewater is one of the longest-standing Women’s and Gender Studies programs in the Midwest. The first Women’s Studies course
was taught in 1968, followed by the development of a minor in 1974, and a major in 1991. Now one of 14 departments in the College of Letters and Sciences

the department of Women’s and Gender Studies
is comprised of 2 full-time dedicated faculty, 3 part-time faculty and academic staff, and 25 affiliated members from programs across the university.
The department offers a major, minor, and certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, a certificate in LGBTQ Studies, and co-sponsors with Race and Ethnic Studies a Diversity Leadership Certificate.


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in Wisconsin’s public higher education system that also includes two doctoral
institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville.
Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives.
UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access
to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities,
natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible
campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level.
UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in
serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons
with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System website


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles ( and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices ( The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (


Applications received by November 29, 2021 are ensured full consideration.
Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072
or email

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