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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ENGLISH

Apply now Job no: 100711-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:L&S/ENGLISH/ENGLISH
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for two tenure-track appointments in Literary Studies and Environmental Humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2020. We are looking for scholars whose work focuses on the relationship between literature and the environment in any historical period. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: poetics, indigenous epistemologies, multi-species justice, earth systems science, critical theory, disability studies, and queer ecologies.

Principal Duties:

Successful candidates will teach four courses per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level; conduct research of nationally recognized quality; advise and mentor students; and participate in service activities at the department, university, and professional levels.

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:

PhD in English or related discipline with an emphasis in Environmental Humanities.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of three years outstanding teaching experience at the college/university level. Experience teaching while in a PhD program is acceptable.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and the department encourages under-represented minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to start of employment.

Department(s):

A482400-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/ENGLISH/ENGLISH

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be submitted electronically at http://jobs.wisc.edu (search for PVL 100711). Candidates will be required to UPLOAD: 1) a letter of application describing research and teaching strengths; 2) a dissertation abstract or book proposal; 3) curriculum vitae. In addition, you will be asked for the name and contact information for 3 references. We will email each of these references for their letters. Finalists will be asked to provide a 25pp. writing sample.|

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Mario Ortiz-Robles, Search Committee Chair, at mortizrobles@wisc.edu.  The positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the positions are filled.

Contact:

Spring Sherrod
sherrod@wisc.edu
608-263-3303
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

100711-FA

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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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