Civil Society and Community Studies Faculty in Native Scholarship
University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 5, 2018
Negotiable commensurate with r
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to fill one faculty position in Human Ecology as part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to add to the vibrant community of academic researchers at UW-Madison focused on research at the nexus of environment, health, and community in the Native American context. Participating units in this 3 faculty cluster hire include the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the School of Nursing, and the School of Human Ecology. Tenure home will be in the School of Human Ecology (Department of Civil Society and Community Studies). Further information regarding this initiative can be found at this link: https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/ .
We seek an action-oriented scholar whose research focuses on Native American youth, their families, and communities. The area of research is open but should emphasize the strengths of Indigenous groups and may include indigenous knowledge systems; traditional ecological knowledge; community/tribal education, health, psychosocial health and wellbeing, housing, and food sovereignty; environmental justice and community sustainability, mass incarceration, etc. While the specific area of research for this position is flexible, the candidate's research should focus on Indigenous peoples with a particular focus on Wisconsin communities (both urban and sovereign nations).
Other desirable attributes include fluency in mixed-methods and community-engaged scholarship. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a department and a program serving undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates must have strong 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.
Please apply to Jobs at UW (internal number 96242) http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499372/civil-society-and-community-studies-faculty-in-native-scholarship. Upload a current CV, a detailed cover letter addressing your relevant background for and interest in the position and one academic writing sample. In addition, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references willing to be contacted later for letters of recommendation within the application process. Academic transcripts may be requested from finalists. The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 7, 2018, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Holds a doctoral degree at the time of appointment in a discipline relevant to the unit and position e.g. psychology, human development and family studies, community/environmental planning, public health, social work, American Indian studies, anthropology, education or related disciplines. Graduate students having obtained ABD status are encouraged to apply but employment is contingent upon completion of degree by July 1, 2019.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Minimum three years of university experience including post-doctoral or assistant professor level experience.
A minimum of three years of university experience including post-doctoral or assistant professor level experience.
A key consideration is the ability to lead a research program that attracts external funding individually and/or through active collaboration, actively engages students, and produces high-impact scholarship.
Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment
Tenured associate Professor candidates with experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at UW-Madison.
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SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY
The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies)In 2017, 19.4% of the 1,241 SoHE undergraduate students and 29.2% of the 72 SoHE graduate students were members of under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups. SoHE Faculty often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people’s lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in ...national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. The University provides excellent technology and library resources. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu