Assistant Professor - Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities
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
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
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
Description of College / Department / Program / Division /
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
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
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.
- PhD in Ethnic Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies; or related
- Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach courses in Global
and Transnational Feminist studies
- Ability to teach a critical methods/advocacy course within the
- Research and teaching focused on Global and Transnational
Feminisms with an attention to global health and/or environmental
- Expertise in Queer Studies, diasporic feminisms, or both
- Expertise in global feminist histories and current cultural,
political, and social movements
- Experience working with BIPOC student communities
- Experience with community outreach and recruiting
- Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive learning
Working conditions and environment
High contact with students and or other campus stakeholders.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS
Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial
package from the university.
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good
• 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:
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
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
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
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
These are the job duties required for the position.
Posting Detail Information
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
. 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
Continuous Recruitment First Review Date
Position Contact Name
Dr. Terry Lilley
Position Contact Email
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research Interests
- Unofficial UndergraduateTranscripts
- Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
- Reference Contact Information
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * 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
- * 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
- No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the
- * 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)
- * 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.
- * 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:
Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin
Retirement System, (WRS)?
- * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
- * 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)
- * 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)
- * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
- * 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
- WinonaDailyNews.com, LaCrosseTribune.com, ChippewaHerald.com,
Journaltimes.com, Kenoshanews.com, Madison.com
- Department of Workforce Development (WISC)