American Ethnic Studies
Assistant Professor

Job Details:
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 2014. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.

An earned Ph.D. in American ethnic studies or a related humanities, education 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 by August 2014.

The successful applicant will have relevant experience in the humanities, education, and/or social sciences, be able to define ethnic studies from a comparative perspective, theorize race and ethnicity broadly, and have the ability to teach 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. 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. The typical teaching load is equivalent to four 3-credit courses each semester. 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.

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes:
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.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

To Ensure Consideration:
Review of Applications will start November 21, 2013. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:
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 that describes a history of working with or demonstrates a commitment to 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; and 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.

Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Rosalyn Broussard, Chair
American Ethnic Studies Search and Screen Committee
Department of Social Sciences/Political Science
Director of Ethnic Studies
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
(608) 342-1805;

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