Faculty position - Dept of Civil Society & Community Studies + American Indian Studies Program & University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nov 22, 2017

Please apply here:  Jobs.hr.wisc.edu 

Degree and area of specialization:

Holds a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the units and position e.g. psychology, human development and family studies, social work, American Indian studies, anthropology, education or related disciplines. Employment contingent upon completion of degree.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

The successful candidate has a demonstrated record of scholarship, potential for external grant support, and teaching proficiency that meets the criteria and rank at UW-Madison.

Position Summary:

The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (School of Human Ecology) and the American Indian Studies Program (College of Letters and Science) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position, open to all ranks. This position is for a joint appointment with 50% in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies (tenure home) and 50% in the American Indian Studies Program. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged scholarship, indigenous methodologies/evaluation, community leadership, civil society or nonprofits and with tribal expertise. The area of research is open and may include community/tribal health, environmental health, community/tribal nutrition, indigenous knowledge systems, traditional ecological knowledge, community/tribal education, social justice, incarceration, etc. The candidate's research should focus on Indigenous peoples and issues within North America with a particular focus on Wisconsin communities. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a department and a program serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. Native American and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Principal duties:

The successful candidate will:

- Build community-academic partnerships with tribal/urban Indian communities especially in Wisconsin.

- Maintain a coherent and productive program of research excellence.

- Seek and secure funding to support research partnerships.

- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses (2:2 load) and contribute to program development.

- Supervise student research and provide high quality academic mentoring.

- Participate in shared governance and other departmental and university service activities as appropriate for career stage.



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