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Apply now Job no: 99483-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible research program that focuses on sexual violence; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and perform university and professional service. Areas of research could include psychological aspects of victimization, psychological aspects of perpetration, and/or theory-based development of interventions designed to prevent sexual violence. Participating units in this search are Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate's qualifications and interests.

This faculty position is part of a faculty cluster search, "Sexual Violence: Connecting Social Science Research with Policy." The cluster defines "Sexual Violence" broadly to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, violence against sexual minorities, and gender-based violence. A major purpose of the cluster is to build on existing strengths on campus and create cross-disciplinary synergy. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster. Ultimately, it is a goal that an expansion of this research area at UW-Madison will translate into reductions in sexual violence on campus, in Wisconsin, and beyond.

Overall, three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster, which will build a world-class new core of interdisciplinary strength in research, making UW-Madison a leader in this critical area. The three faculty positions are 1) Psychological Aspects of Sexual Violence (this particular search); 2) Societal Aspects of Sexual Violence (PVL # 99523); and 3) Policy Approaches to Sexual Violence (PVL # 99600). 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 in sexual violence research across campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in this area. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at:

Principal Duties:

Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching at all levels that are required, mentoring graduate students, and service at the university and professional levels, as well as collaborating with the Sexual Violence Cluster.

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:

Ph.D. in Psychology or Gender/Women's Studies or a closely related field, with a specialization in sexual violence research

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates should have a deep knowledge of research on sexual violence and a research program on sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, violence against sexual minorities, or gender-based violence. Tenure-track candidates will be expected to develop a strong research program leading to publication at the national and international level. Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in research, teaching, and service and requires review by the Social Sciences Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus's 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.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, go to and search for PVL 99483. To begin the application process, please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a C.V., cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, and 2 samples of written work (please upload these 2 samples together). You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is October 15, 2019; however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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

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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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