Job no: 229867-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

This faculty position is part of the UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative (, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students in sexual violence research across campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in this area.

This faculty cluster search, "Sexual Violence: Connecting Social Science Research with Policy," defines "Sexual Violence" broadly to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, violence against sexual minorities, and gender-based violence. Three faculty positions are part of the cluster, which is the core of a new interdisciplinary strength in research to address issues of sexual violence locally, nationally, and globally - making UW-Madison a research leader in this critical area.

We already have filled two positions in this cluster (one in the Department of Psychology and the other in the La Follette School of Public Affairs) and are seeking applicants for the third on societal aspects of sexual violence [PVL 229867]. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster. Ultimately, it is a goal that an expansion of this research area at UW-Madison will translate into reductions in sexual violence on campus, in Wisconsin, and beyond.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will have a primary appointment the Department of Sociology or the School of Social Work or another pertinent unit on campus. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hiring. Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching at all levels required, mentoring graduate students, professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank, as well as collaborating with the Sexual Violence Cluster.

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:

Ph.D. in Sociology or Social Work, with a specialization in sexual violence research.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates should have a deep knowledge of research on sexual violence and a research program on sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, violence against sexual minorities, or gender-based violence. Tenure-track candidates will be expected to develop a strong research program leading to publication at the national and international level.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our university's 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 University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Furthermore, diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Department of Sociology and the School of Social Work as well as other units on campus and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 23, 2021


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, go to and search for PVL 229867. To begin the application process, please click on the '' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following 4 documents: 1) a C.V., 2) cover letter, 3) one document that includes a research statement, a diversity statement, and a teaching statement, and 4) 3 samples of written work (please upload these 3 samples together).You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application. The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 25; however, positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. Review of applications may begin before the deadline.


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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

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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Applications Open: Dec 18 2020 Central Standard Time
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