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University of Wisconsin Madison
Wisconsin, United States
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Posted Date
Aug 1, 2018

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Job no: 94972-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Vacancy ID: 94972-FA

Employment Class: Faculty

Working Title: Professor, Social Causes & Consequences of Reproductive Health - Cluster Hire



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary: Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization: Ph.D. in gender and women's studies, sociology, social work, anthropology, psychology, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Tenure-track candidates will be expected to develop a strong scholarly research program leading to publication at the national and international level. Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, with strong value also placed on teaching and service, and requires review by the Social Sciences or Biological Divisional Tenure Committee. Candidates for associate professor must meet criteria for appointment per UW guidelines for appointment and promotion.

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Position Summary: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an energetic, cutting-edge, highly visible research program; advise graduate and post-graduate research; develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program; and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the management and implementation of reproductive health and social policy, or develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate. The successful candidate's research will also address either underlying causes of or pathways to reproductive health and health disparities or the consequences of these disparities and the communities most adversely affected by reproductive inequities in the United States.

This position is part of the Reproductive Equity Cluster, which was developed in order to build cross-disciplinary research expertise necessary to examine the drivers and consequences of inequities in reproductive health and to identify potential solutions. Areas of research could include health care policy, special policy, structural, and individual factors related to family planning, fertility/infertility, maternal and infant mortality, and other aspects of maternal and child health as they relate to policy and practice. It is expected that the successful candidate will focus on health disparities and health equity. A major purpose of the cluster is to build on existing strengths on campus. Ultimately, it is a goal that an expansion of this work at UW-Madison will translate into greater health equity and improved health and well-being of residents of Wisconsin and beyond.

The interdisciplinary, comprehensive focus of the cluster will be used to expand research activity in this area and add greater diversity to the voices engaged in these discussions, particularly with respect to health disparities and inequities, and program and policy effects on disparities, whether due to geography, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, or program delivery.

Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus such as the School of Medicine and Public Health, Population Health Sciences, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, the School of Work, the School of Human Ecology, the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Demography and Ecology.

Overall, three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster: 1) Professor, social causes and consequences of reproductive health [PVL 94972]( this particular search), 2) Professor, health services research [PVL# 94599] , and 3) Professor, public policy and reproductive health [PVL # 94865]. These positions are part of the UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative (, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research.

Additional Information: UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

The faculty member appointed to this position will be expected to lead research programs into the social causes, pathways, and consequences of reproductive trends, as well as communities most directly and adversely affected by reproductive inequities in the United States. The main tenure home for this position is likely to be Gender and Women's Studies, Sociology, and/or Social Work, with potential joint appointments in other social sciences departments as indicated by the candidates' background and interests. The position will involve a teaching load consistent with the home department(s), which will likely involve both undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring.

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

Contact: Jennifer Higgins
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. )

Instructions to Applicants: To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, and up to three writing samples. You will be asked to submit the names and contact information for three references. These references will submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf through the application portal.

Applications must be received by October 1, 2018 for full considerations. Applications may be considered after this date until the position is filled.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Applications Open: Jul 31 2018 Central Daylight Time
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