ACADEMIC (9 months)
The La Follette School of Public Affairs seeks to hire up to two
faculty members in the areas of science and/or technology and
The school is open with regards to the specific area and approach
to science and/or technology research. However, we may be
particularly interested in a scholar who focuses on these issues in
the United States, as well those candidates with public policy
expertise as it pertains to our society's movement toward the
increased use of automation, digitization, big data, and other
information technology advances, broadly construed. Topics such as
cybersecurity, digital currencies, A.I. applications, or the
privacy and ethical implications raised by changes in science
and/or science or technology policy are particularly
The selected candidate will conduct productive research, be a
committed teacher, and welcome being part of an interdisciplinary
department dedicated to promoting good public policy. Teaching will
involve core graduate and undergraduate courses in public affairs
or international public affairs, as well as upper-level electives
in science and/or technology and public policy.
The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and
equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of
belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader
Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the
undergraduate and masters/graduate level, lead a scholarly research
program, perform university and professional service, interact with
the media and public officials, and complete public outreach. The
selected candidate will conduct productive research, be a committed
teacher, and welcome being part of an interdisciplinary department
dedicated to promoting good public policy. Teaching will involve
core graduate and undergraduate courses in public affairs or
international public affairs, as well as upper-level electives in
science and/or technology and public policy.
The successful candidate, as a member of the College of L&S,
will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college's
commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching,
research, and service.
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
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.
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PhD in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science,
Environmental Studies, Economics, Computer Science, Business,
Engineering, Sociology, or a related field.
Applicants should demonstrate excellence and productivity in
research and a commitment to teaching. Appointment at the tenured
level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research,
teaching and service and requires review by the Social Sciences
Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with fostering
or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity-centered teaching,
learning, departmental, and research environment where all can
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed
in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 19, 2024
The La Follette School is a highly ranked school of public affairs,
and one of many highly ranked social science units at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University is consistently
ranked among the top universities in terms of success in federally
funded research grants and is highly supportive of an
interdisciplinary approach to scholarship.
The College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an
inclusive environment in which all of us - students, staff, and
faculty - can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are
welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which
all of us feel a great sense of belonging.
There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse
teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We
are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate
and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our
diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up
for each other.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring
eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the
effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not
available for this position.
How to Apply:
To begin the application process, please click on the '' button and
create a profile.
Submit a letter of interest (including research and teaching
interests), your curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. You are
also asked to provide the name and contact information for three
Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted
application materials and therefore should speak to and include
evidence of their qualifications.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The deadline
for assured consideration is November 03, 2023; however, the
position will remain open, and applications may be considered until
it is filled.
Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding
any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed
'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the
application. The authorization form and a definition of
'misconduct' can be found here: https://hr.wisc.edu/institutional-reference-check/
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE
Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)
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Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to, including but not
limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as
a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal
regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through
diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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require you and your references to answer questions regarding
sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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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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