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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 12, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Geography, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 health for a nine-month, full-time, permanent tenure-track position to begin August 2022. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Gender and Women's Studies, Health Sciences or related fields, with an interdisciplinary orientation to research and teaching as well as a quantitative approach to social scientific methods. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in:

- intersectional health issues in LGBTQIA+, African-American, Latinx, and/or Native American/Indigenous communities
- Trans Studies
- Disability Studies
- Global Health
- Public Health

Research and teaching interests may include but are not limited to reproductive justice, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), care work, family health, feminist/queer kinship, and health across the lifespan.

Faculty at UW participate in research, teaching, and service. 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 term. Teaching responsibilities include "Gender, Women, Bodies and Health" (GWS 103) - an introductory, large lecture, health science course, along with additional courses on gender and health at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ideal candidate will also possess a commitment to student-centered, 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


Terminal Degree
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Gender and Women's Studies, Health Sciences or related fields


The ideal candidate will possess a commitment to student-centered, interactive pedagogy as well as a willingness to foster the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups.

Additional Information:

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

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

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

The University of Wisconsin Madison is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

About UW Madison

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, many of which are cross-listed from other departments. One of the hallmarks of Gender and Women's Studies at UW-Madison has been its interdisciplinary strength in the biological and health sciences. Anchored in the first generation by Ruth Bleier, a neuroanatomist, and Judith Leavitt, a historian of medicine, the department has continued to hire scholars from a variety of fields who produce cutting-edge research at the intersections of health, biological science, gender, and sexuality. Our faculty shares a commitment to research and teaching feminist theory, queer theory, and intersectional gender analysis that considers 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: .



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022

How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to upload the following: (1) a cover letter, and (2) a CV. In addition, applicants will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references. Candidates' cover letters should include a discussion of their research, teaching, and service, as well as a brief statement describing their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds. These materials must be submitted online at: (PVL 243658). References listed will receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of recommendation, if requested by the search committee later in the search process.

For assured consideration, please apply by November 28, 2021. The position will remain open until the position is filled.


Jamie Gratrix
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Oct 22 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

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