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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES

Apply now Job no: 246399-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Department:L&S/AFRO-AM STUDIES/AFRO-AM ST
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Department of Afro-American Studies is seeking a colleague with specialization in the area of Black Visual Culture.

Responsibilities:

This Assistant Professor position will be responsible for teaching introductory survey courses and advanced courses; courses will include introductory Black American art courses, courses on the Black Arts Movement, and Black aesthetics. The selected person will also conduct scholarly research and perform University and community service as appropriate.

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

Education:

Required
PhD in Rhetoric or similar with a specialization in literary studies and Black Visual Culture by the start of the appointment.

Qualifications:

Must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for more information.

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.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Department(s):

A480800-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/AFRO-AM STUDIES/AFRO-AM ST

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

Find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu, click on "Apply Now" and submit the following 4 documents: 1) a cover letter describing research, teaching experience and teaching philosophy; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) official graduate transcript; and 4) a writing sample. If the sample is part of a larger project (e.g. book, dissertation), please include a description of the larger project. In addition, you will be asked to provide contact information for three references: they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is 1/21/2022; however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Dr. Ethelene Whitmire, Chair
Dept. of Afro-American Studies
University of Wisconsin
4141 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-263-7978
Email: ewhitmire@wisc.edu

Contact:

Ethelene Whitmire
ewhitmire@wisc.edu
608-263-7978
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(FA040)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

246399-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://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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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