University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2 positions, Gender and Women’s Studies

Sep 09, 2010 Jan 07, 2011

1) The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a scientist or health practitioner to fill a tenure track assistant professor position in Gender and Health. This individual will teach courses on women’s health, including a large, interdisciplinary introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies—“Women and their Bodies in Health and Disease.” Applicants should demonstrate the ability to integrate social, economic or political analyses with biomedical knowledge and must have completed an earned doctorate by summer 2011 in a field such as public health, human biology, biological anthropology, health psychology, community nursing, medicine, or biology education. Possible areas of specialization within gender and health include: health disparities, global health, feminist analyses of health science, reproductive justice, or Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/ Transgender /Queer/Intersex health. Principal duties of the position will include teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels (normally two courses per semester) and conducting scholarly research and performing University and community service as appropriate. Teaching experience is preferred and demonstrated potential for research excellence is required. Salary will be competitive.

This position is fully funded through the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies but a partial appointment in another unit could be arranged if the candidate desires.

The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an interdisciplinary unit that offers an undergraduate degree and certificate, a Master’s degree, and a Ph.D. minor, and administers the LGBT certificate. The mission of the department is to expand understanding and appreciation of gender and women's lives and experiences both historically and in contemporary societies. he department has 15 faculty members and more than 50 faculty affiliates. The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus includes a School of Nursing, School of Medicine and Public Health, and a new transdisciplinary Center for Global Health.

Please send (by mail or courier only): a cover letter, CV, transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Jane Collins
Chair, Gender & Women’s Studies
3321 Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St . University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2010.

Unless confidentially is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check may be required prior to employment. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified persons to apply.
For further information about the Gender & Women’s Studies Department at UW-Madison, see our website

2) The following position may be of interest to Women's Studies persons. A tenure home in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at UW-Madison is an option.

Assistant Professor in International Studies

The International Studies Major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks tenure-track assistant professors with teaching and research expertise in either of two fields: (1) a place-based approach to globalization, i.e., the study of international or global transformations from the vantage point of persons or institutions experiencing and shaping these transformations in a region outside the United States; or (2) a place-based approach to human rights, with particular attention to economic opportunity and/or ecosystem vitality and livability as human rights questions playing out in place. In general, within these broad rubrics we seek a scholar who has demonstrated a commitment to approaching global issues from a base of area knowledge derived from field research outside the U.S. and who possesses a rich understanding of global process and theory.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or be on track to complete that degree by the start of the appointment, August 2011. The tenure home and half of the teaching responsibilities of the successful candidate (including graduate-level teaching and advising) will be in an academic department such as Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, or Sociology. The Ph.D. of the applicant may be in any field. The applicant may wish to suggest in the letter of application which UW-Madison department might be most suitable for an appointment. It need not be one of those listed above.

The International Studies Major is an interdisciplinary undergraduate instructional unit. The emerging focus of the Major is the human-welfare aspects of global processes informed by theory and area studies knowledge. The Major has close ties with all cognate departments and with the UW-Madison’s eight federally funded area studies centers. The successful candidate will be 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 appointing department and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The anticipated teaching load is two courses per semester, half in the International Studies Major, half in the tenure home department.

Apply by mail or courier only (no digital or faxed submissions will be considered) to:
Jo Ellen Fair, Director
International Studies Major
226 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1397

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 15 October 2010. They should be limited to:
• an application letter outlining the candidate’s academic background, interests, and ambitions, including teaching interests, and any other information that would help the selection committee judge the candidate’s suitability;
• a curriculum vitae;
• a writing sample no longer than one academic paper or dissertation or book chapter;
• three letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommenders.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check may be required prior to employment.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified persons to apply.

For further position details, see position; for information about the major, see major

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