American Ethnic Studies
The Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant professor level to start in the fall of 2013.
An earned Ph.D. in American ethnic studies or a related humanities or social science fields is required - with relevant expertise in at least two of the following areas: African-American Studies; Latina/o Studies; First Nations Studies; and/or Asian-American Studies. The successful applicant will have relevant experience in the humanities and/or social sciences and should be able to define ethnic studies from a comparative perspective and theorize race and ethnicity broadly, as well as work on more than one distinct racialized group.
The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills. In addition, the candidate must have observable dedication to undergraduate education; enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; ability to work in teams in a collegial environment and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. A willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty and to become involved in university service is essential.
The primary responsibility will be to deliver undergraduate comparative ethnic studies courses in a student-centered learning environment. The typical teaching load is equivalent to four 3-credit courses each semester. Teaching duties will include introductory undergraduate courses in ethnic studies and race, gender, and class in the United States as well as specialized upper division courses. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, including research or creative endeavors related to American ethnic studies. In addition, the applicant will be expected to provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service.
Competitive and excellent benefits
Submit 1) a letter of application addressing all qualifications; 2) a resume; 3) a one-page summary of your teaching philosophy; 4) a list of Ethnic Studies courses which you have taught or feel you are qualified to teach; 5) a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrates a commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other issues of historical marginalization ; 6) contact information for three professional references, at least two of which can address potential teaching effectiveness; 7) copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). These seven documents are to be submitted electronically as a single PDF file. Applications must be completed online. Paper copies will not be accepted.
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Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Teresa Burns or Dr. Melissa Gormley, co-chairs
American Ethnic Studies Search and Screen Committee
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
(608) 342-1880 email@example.com
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville
, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in primarily undergraduate programs leading to degrees in agriculture, the arts, business, communication, criminal justice, education, engineering, the humanities, industry, mathematics, and the sciences. The university is recognized as a cultural and educational center for the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Platteville is a friendly, progressive community of 10,000 set in the beautiful rolling landscape of Southwest Wisconsin. It offers an excellent school system, high quality municipal and medical facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and a vibrant business/industrial community. More information is available at http://www.platteville.com
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.
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