University of Wisconsin - Madison, African Cultural Studies
Professor of Gender & Sexuality in African Cultural Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of African Cultural Studies (ACS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in gender and sexuality, with a preference for research in southern Africa and/or in Francophone west/central Africa.
All candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Gender & Women's Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, or a closely related discipline, and be able to provide evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level. All candidates must have proven success in conducting research appropriate to their stage of career. Candidates with an ability to conduct research using one or more
indigenous African languages are strongly encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will have a substantial fieldwork experience, superior knowledge of an African language, and a demonstrable commitment to Africanist scholarship. We welcome candidates who would actively engage in the intellectual life of our department, enhance our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and pursue significant ongoing research and publication. The successful candidate will join a unique department with diverse geographical, theoretical, linguistic, and methodological interests and a close relationship to a world-class African studies Program. 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 candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in African gender studies, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory African courses related to the candidate's cognate discipline(s). African Cultural Studies teaching load is two courses per semester, fall and spring. The successful candidate will also engage in significant ongoing research and publication and will perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank.
The Department of African Cultural Studies is committed to increasing and fostering diversity in the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. The University of Wisconsin is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.
Interested candidates should find the full position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (PVL #96264), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of roughly 35 pages, and a sample syllabus for a course related to gender and sexuality in Africa. 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. If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, Sunday, 2 December 2018. However, positions may remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Professor Katrina Thompson
|Primary Category:||African History / Studies