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Apply now Job no: 100690-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Swedish. The successful candidate will engage in the intellectual life the department through teaching, scholarly research, and service.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses related to Nordic culture and be able to engage a diverse student audience. The candidate should also be able to teach Swedish language courses, as need arises. The standard teaching load is four courses each academic year (two courses each semester). Candidates will be expected to be engaged in significant scholarly research and publication at the national and international levels. Service duties in the department as well as at the university and professional levels as appropriate for faculty rank will be required.

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 Nordic Culture and/or Nordic Literature or related

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Native or near-native proficiency in Swedish and English required. Minimum of one year of prior teaching experience at a college or university is required.

Additional Information:

The Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic strives to create inclusive excellence by valuing the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds based on their race, ethnicity, culture veteran status, marital status, socio-economic level, national origin, religious belief, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and class. This is an ongoing task that requires each of us to unlearn our socialization in cultures where privilege and opportunity are unequally distributed along many of those lines and then to put that learning into practice in our classrooms, syllabi, decision-making structures, and research. We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations

We welcome applicants whose research focuses on Nordic media or visual culture, including film studies.

The Department of German, Nordic and Slavic has 28 faculty, 11 faculty associates and lecturers, 5 administrative staff, and over 75 graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks among the top universities in the country in research expenditures and provides excellent support for faculty seeking external funding. Internal research support is available from funds provided by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Madison is a pleasant medium-sized city (about 250,000 population) located in the lake region of southern Wisconsin. It is the state capital with a large base for educational research and government activities as well as university-industry interaction. The university and community offer outstanding intellectual, cultural and recreational activities. Madison always ranks very high among cities of comparable size as a place to work and live.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, a complete application must be received by no later that 11:55 p.m. CDT, November 18, 2019. Applications must be submitted electronically at (PVL # 100690). The position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. Application must include (a) cover letter, and (b) full curriculum vitae. In addition, you will be asked to submit the full names and email contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to upload a letter of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later.


Thomas Dubois
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