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Assistant Professor - Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Employer
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Recruitment Number

5406

Working Title

Assistant Professor - Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Position Type

Faculty/Instructional

Appointment Percentage

100%

Division/College

College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities

Position Summary

The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse invites applicants for a tenure-track position in the department of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022. The RGSS department is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community of dynamic scholars and activists. The department houses degrees and certificate programs in Ethnic and Racial Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Social Justice, and Hmong American Studies as well as a Self-Sufficiency Program that serves the larger community in La Crosse and surrounding areas.

We seek a candidate whose research and teaching focus on Global and Transnational Feminisms with an emphasis on the Global South. Successful candidates will be committed to teaching and researching at the intersections of global systems of power, including gender, race, class, sexuality, globalization, and imperialism, and will have the ability to teach a critical methods/advocacy course within the department. The department is especially interested in areas of emphasis that may include race- and gender-based disparities in global healthcare systems, reproductive justice, and/or public health. The department would also consider the ability to teach undergraduate courses focusing on, but not limited to, gendered geographies of environmental hazards, global LGBTQ+ movements and identities, and/or diasporic feminisms and/or women of color feminisms.

Housed in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the successful candidate must be committed to excelling in undergraduate teaching; assist in the development of courses and curricula in their area of expertise; and continuing or developing a line of research and scholarship in their own area of expertise which can include undergraduate researchers. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or experience working with diverse populations and an interest in helping us build upon the department’s commitment to diversity (broadly defined) in its faculty, staff, and students, are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate for this position should also be an educator with strong collaboration and communication skills who is committed to teaching excellence. A typical teaching load at UWL is 4/4, with a one-course teaching reassignment in the first semester of their first year.

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities ( CASSH ) includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well departments in the School of Visual and Performing Arts ( VPA ).

CASSH / VPA is dedicated to providing quality innovative instruction and creative learning experiences which prepares students for future careers and education. More broadly, such learning allows students to continue to develop meaningful, responsible lives. Graduates of the college will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand complex issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as global citizens, and to discover and apply carefully considered values.

CASSH / VPA faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. CASSH / VPA, through its faculty, students, and curricula, also is dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the college works diligently to establish its membership in the broader community.

The academic community within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and School of Visual and Performing Arts supports a strong general education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and international programs, which together promote lifelong personal and professional learning for every individual who comes through their programs.

Required Qualifications

Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to completing a doctorate degree in 2022 or a related field by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2023.

Required Qualifications
  1. PhD in Ethnic Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies; or related field
  2. Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach courses in Global and Transnational Feminist studies
  3. Ability to teach a critical methods/advocacy course within the department


Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Research and teaching focused on Global and Transnational Feminisms with an attention to global health and/or environmental issues
  2. Expertise in Queer Studies, diasporic feminisms, or both
  3. Expertise in global feminist histories and current cultural, political, and social movements
  4. Experience working with BIPOC student communities
  5. Experience with community outreach and recruiting activities
  6. Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive learning environment


Physical Demands

N/A

Working conditions and environment

Classroom setting.
High contact with students and or other campus stakeholders.

Miscellaneous Information

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS
Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

INFORMATION ABOUT UW-LA CROSSE AND THE REGION
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.


UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.


UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of approximately 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities; Science and Health; and Business Administration, including the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.


The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of a small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports, and recreation.


UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative, we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.

As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information athttp://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction records.

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

A complete application will include 1) a cover letter addressing your particular qualifications and interest in our position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement describing how your classroom experience has shaped your approach to teaching (attach to the Teaching Philosophy), 4) a statement describing your research interests (attach to the Statement of Research Interests), 5) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 6) the names and contact information of three references (at least one reference should be able to comment on your teaching qualifications).

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required . For additional information about this position and to apply, please visithttps://employment.uwlax.edu/ . If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process, please contact Human Resources, to make appropriate arrangements.

Posting Date

11/05/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

01/03/2022

Position Contact Name

Dr. Terry Lilley

Position Contact Email

hrinfo@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Unofficial UndergraduateTranscripts
  6. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  7. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • WinonaDailyNews.com, LaCrosseTribune.com, ChippewaHerald.com, Journaltimes.com, Kenoshanews.com, Madison.com
    • Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
    • Other


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