ACADEMIC (9 months)

Job Summary:

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at University of Wisconsin Madison seeks applications from scholars with expertise in gender and indigeneity, and/or race and ethnicity, for a nine-month, full-time, permanent tenure-track position to begin August 2023. Applicants with PhDs in Gender and Women's Studies are especially invited to apply but scholars with appropriate training in humanistic and social scientific fields are also welcome. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in any of the following: borderlands studies, Native American/First Nations/Indigenous or Latinx studies, transnational, global and/or area studies outside the United States.


All faculty are expected to maintain a robust and high-quality research agenda. In addition, university and professional service, as well as student advising and mentorship, is required appropriate to career stage. The teaching load is two classes per semester. Teaching responsibilities include large lecture, mid-size advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, and Ph.D. advising consistent with the department's teaching mission. The ideal candidate will also possess a commitment to student-centered, inclusive and interactive pedagogy as well as a willingness to foster the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups.

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


Applicants with PhDs in Gender and Women's Studies are especially invited to apply but scholars with appropriate training in humanistic and social scientific fields are also welcome. A completed doctoral (Ph.D. or other appropriate graduate degree) is required for this tenure-track appointment.


Ideal applicants will have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in one or more areas of study listed in the job summary.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023

Additional Information:

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

About UW Madison:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land known as Teejop. The University's history and ongoing colonization of this land and the land of eleven other indigenous nations in the state of Wisconsin informs efforts to build a shared future of collaboration and innovation.

The UW-Madison College of Letters and Sciences and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Research and Education are all committed to fostering a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence, and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff. All new hires must embrace the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace.

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison is an interdisciplinary home for research and teaching on feminism, women, gender, and sexuality. Growing from the Women's Studies Program, which was founded in 1975, we became a department in 2008. Having begun with a small set of course offerings, the department now lists over 100 courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and is admitting our first cohort of Ph.D students to matriculate in Fall, 2023. Departmental strengths include disability, queer and trans* studies, visual culture, art & performance studies, and gender and health. All faculty share a commitment to research and teaching feminist theory, queer theory, and the complex intersections of gender, race, disability, class, and sexuality. Through our scholarship, teaching and outreach, we engage our communities, our state, and the world with a commitment to social justice. For more information, please see:

How to Apply:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( ) under job number 267703. Applications must be received through UW- Madison's online application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. Click the "" button to start the application process.

Applications are due by November 1, 2022; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a writing sample (e.g. dissertation chapter, article or disciplinary equivalent), (4) a diversity statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and service, and (5) the names and contact information of three references. Candidates' cover letters should include a discussion of their research, teaching, and service.

If selected to participate further in the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to submit other supporting materials including additional writing sample, sample syllabi, and a statement of teaching philosophy. References will be invited to submit a signed letter of recommendation.

Questions may be sent to Professor Judith Houck, Chair of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, or Professor Finn Enke, Search Chair, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, .


Judith Houck
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)



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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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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: Sep 28 2022 Central Daylight Time
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