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

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Type
Full Time

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Job Summary:

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 literacies.

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 future together.

Principal duties:

1. Establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program focused on Native American and Indigenous studies in education.
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 inclusion.

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


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.



Work Type:

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.


Melanie Stege
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:

Associate Professor(FA030) or 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 12 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

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