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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Indigenous Community Studies

Posted: 1/9/2018 (Employment)

Position Summary: The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (School of Human Ecology) and the American Indian Studies Program (College of Letters and Science) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position, open to all ranks. This position is for a joint appointment with 50% in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (tenure home) and 50% in the American Indian Studies Program. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged scholarship, indigenous methodologies/evaluation, community leadership, civil society or nonprofits and with tribal expertise. The area of research is open and may include community/tribal health, environmental health, community/tribal nutrition, indigenous knowledge systems, traditional ecological knowledge, community/tribal education, social justice, incarceration, etc. The candidate’s research should focus on Indigenous peoples and issues within North America with a particular focus on Wisconsin communities. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a department and a program serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. Native American and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Degree and area of specialization: Holds a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the units and position e.g. psychology, human development and family studies, social work, American Indian studies, anthropology, education or related disciplines. Employment contingent upon completion of degree.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: The successful candidate has a demonstrated record of scholarship, potential for external grant support, and teaching proficiency that meets the criteria and rank at UW-Madison.

Additional Information: This position could be filled as a 9-month or a 12-month appointment.

Instructions to Applicants: To apply, upload a cover letter, CV and one academic writing sample. Three references will also be required during online application. Academic transcripts may be requested from assistant professor rank finalists. Letters of reference will be required of the finalists.

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Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison