Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Position Summary:     

This faculty position will be academic nine-month, tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2020. Applications at the Associate Professor level may be considered in exceptional cases. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and service missions of the department. Principal duties of the position will include teaching two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level. Advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students required. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct scholarly research in an area of specialization leading to publication at the national and/or the international level. University and professional service is required as appropriate. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or other doctorate degree) by the time of appointment. Appointment is expected to begin in August 2020.

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies is accepting applications in one of the following two fields: (1) Gender and the Environment: Seeking scholars working at the intersection of gender and environmental studies. Applicants whose work focuses outside of North America are especially encouraged to apply. (2) Feminist Science/Biology: Seeking scholars who bring feminist questions and sensibility to their scientific practice. Applicants from all fields are welcome to apply but we would especially welcome candidates from the biological, psychological, anthropological, or agricultural sciences. Successful candidates in this field must demonstrate an ability to teach courses that present and interrogate biological theories of sex and gender. This position may be shared with a science department.

Principal Duties:     

Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching at all levels, mentoring graduate students, and performing university and professional 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

Degree and Area of Specialization:     

PhD (or other doctoral degree, e.g., DrPH, DNP) prior to start of appointment required. Applicants should be specialized in Gender and the Environment OR in Feminist Science/Biology. Applicants working on Gender and the Environment may have their degree in one of social science disciplines. Those working on Feminist Science/Biology may have a degree in the biological, psychological, anthropological, or agricultural sciences.

We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches, but engagement with feminist scholarship is required. Formal training in Gender and Women's Studies is a plus.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:     

Teaching experience preferred and demonstrated potential for research excellence is required.

Appointment at the associate level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Instructions to Applicants:     

To begin the application process, click on the link below (PVL 100279); then please click on the 'Apply Now' button.

You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following: 1) a resume; 2) letter of interest; 3) a writing sample; and 4) a summary of teaching evaluations. 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.

Questions about the position should be directed to the department chair, Aili Tripp (atrippwiscedu.)

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Aili Tripp
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. )


24. Oktober 2019


15. Dezember 2019