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Apply now Job no: 95025-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies and Gender & Women's Studies - Cluster Hire

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline with a specialization in Middle East Studies and/or North African Studies AND Gender/Women's Studies.
Ph.D. in Gender/Women's Studies with a specialization in Middle East Studies and/or North African Studies.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

The applicant should have deep knowledge of gender and women's studies in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa as well as an ability to conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic. Candidates with a strong publication record or a productive research program with strong publishing potential are encouraged to apply.

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Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin Madison is seeking to hire a faculty member to conduct research and teach courses in gender/women's studies as it relates to the contemporary Middle East and North Africa, with a preference for the Arab Middle East. Preference will be given to applicants with area expertise who conduct research using Middle East languages, particularly Arabic. The tenure home will be in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies with joint appointments possible in other units. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2019.

The faculty member, whose training may be in one of the humanities or social science disciplines or in a gender/women's studies department, will be part of an interdisciplinary group affiliated with the Arab Politics and Society cluster hiring initiative and is expected to participate in the development of the cluster and its activities, including collaborating with the other cluster faculty and with colleagues in the Middle East Studies Program. Faculty positions include a commitment to the important functions of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.

Overall, three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster: 1) Gender/Women's Studies [PVL # 95025]( this particular search), 2) Political Science [PVL# 94569] , and 3) History [PVL # 94576]. These positions are part of the UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative (, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research.

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.

We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches, but engagement with feminist scholarship is required for this position. Formal training in Gender and Women's Studies is a plus.

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


Aili Tripp
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Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button.

You will be asked to create a profile and upload a resume and letter of interest. You will also be asked to provide a writing sample, a summary of teaching evaluations and a list of three (3) or more proefssional references as part of your online application.

Questions about the position should be directed to the department chair, Aili Tripp (

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

Additional Link: Full Position Details
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