ACADEMIC (9 months)
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UW-Madison seeks
a scholar who studies and has lived experience with Native American
and/or Indigenous learners, educators, communities, histories
and/or knowledge systems related to teaching and learning in formal
or informal settings for learners of any age. The ideal candidate
has expertise in areas such as but not limited to historical and
cultural contexts of Native American and Indigenous education,
theoretical and methodological approaches for educational research,
epistemologies for teaching and learning, language revitalization
efforts in education, and/or research collaborations with Native
American, First Nations and/or Indigenous communities around the
world. This scholar will complement or expand the department's
existing strengths in areas such as multicultural education;
teacher education; reading/language arts, science, social studies,
and math education; education in the arts; and/or languages and
This faculty position is housed within the Department of Curriculum
& Instruction in the School of Education at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of
Wisconsin System. As expressed in the campus-wide Our Shared Future
commitment, "the University of Wisconsin- Madison occupies
ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop
(day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk
were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing
followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but
unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from
Wisconsin." UW-Madison was created at the same time Wisconsin
achieved statehood in 1848 and it became the state's land-grant
university after Congress adopted the Morrill Act in 1862. As part
of that act, UW-Madison received parcels from the Indigenous lands
of the Menominee Nation and Bands of the Lake Superior Chippewa
(Ojibwe) through four violence-backed land cession treaties. The UW
Board of Regents still owns one of the last vestiges of the Morrill
Act land grant parcels in northern Wisconsin and still receives
interest from the 1862 Morrill Act land grants.
Today, UW-Madison calls on each of us-faculty, staff, and
students-to deeply consider our shared past and present with
Indigenous peoples in this place, Teejop, and to make our own
personal and institutional commitments to a world-class education
that seeks to solve real-world problems through a vibrant research
portfolio and deep traditions. UW-Madison acknowledges the
circumstances that led to the forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people
and honors their legacy of resistance and resilience.
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction recognizes and
respects the inherent sovereignty of the 12 First Nations of
Wisconsin. We are a diverse community of scholars, researchers, and
educators with a commitment to supporting an inclusive community
and striving for innovation and excellence together. We envision
this position as one of many collaborations working toward a better
1. Establish a nationally and internationally recognized research
program focused on Native American and Indigenous studies in
2. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses.
3. Advise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students.
4. Engage in an active program of research and scholarship.
5. Seek external funding to support research.
6. Participate in shared governance activities.
7. Provide service to the university, public, and profession.
The Department of Curriculum & Instruction hosts undergraduate
and graduate teacher preparation programs, research-oriented
graduate programs, and community, state, national, and
international educational initiatives. The School of Education
comprises nine academic departments and three major research units,
including the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER),
which provides support for all stages of the research-funding
process and currently houses over 140
funded projects. Additionally, UW-Madison has a strong program in
American Indian Studies with six faculty and 29 affiliated faculty
with whom the successful candidate for this position may wish to
connect. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all
racial, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religious
and other group identities, and we encourage applications from
candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and
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.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please
visit: Diversity and
Degree and area of specialization:
Earned doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction, Teaching and
Learning, Learning Sciences, or a related social science discipline
with an emphasis on Native American and Indigenous studies in
education, expected by August 2022.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
1. Previous higher education teaching and research experience
2. Record of writing for scholarly publication
Studies and has lived experience with Native American and/or
Indigenous learners, educators, communities, histories, and/or
knowledge systems related to teaching and learning in formal or
informal settings for learners of any age.
A172000-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/CURRIC & INSTR
Full Time: 100%
This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite,
at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed
remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 22, 2022
How to Apply:
To ensure consideration, the deadline for receipt of applications
is November 30, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.
Applications should include the following uploaded documents: a)
Letter of application; b) Curriculum Vitae; c) two (2) samples of
scholarly writing. Applicants should also fill out the form
included in the application with the names and contact information
of three (3) references. Letters will be solicited for finalists.
Application must be completed and submitted online.
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Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)
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,
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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: Oct 12 2021 Central Daylight Time