The UW-Madison Department of African Cultural Studies is accepting applications for the position of Professor of Gender & Sexuality in African Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will join a unique department with diverse geographical, theoretical, linguistic, and methodological interests and a close relationship to a world-class African Studies Program.
Ph.D. in Gender & Women’s Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, or a closely related discipline is required.
Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level required. All candidates must have proven success in conducting research appropriate to their stage of career. Candidates with an ability to conduct research using one or more indigenous African languages are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of African Cultural Studies (ACS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for an open-rank position in gender and sexuality, with a preference for research in southern Africa and/or in Francophone west/central Africa. The ideal candidate will have substantial fieldwork experience, superior knowledge of an African language, and a demonstrable commitment to Africanist scholarship. We welcome candidates who would actively engage in the intellectual life of our department, enhance our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and pursue significant ongoing research and publication. The successful candidate will offer courses in African gender studies, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory African Cultural Studies courses related to the candidate’s cognate discipline(s). The Department of African Cultural Studies is committed to increasing and fostering diversity in the campus community. Candidates who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. The University of Wisconsin is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses in African gender studies, theory, and fieldwork, as well as introductory African courses related to the candidate’s cognate discipline(s). African Cultural Studies teaching load is two courses per semester, fall and spring. The successful candidate will also engage in significant ongoing research and publication and will perform department, university and community services as appropriate for faculty rank.
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Interested candidates should find the position announcement at jobs.wisc.edu (PVL #96264), click on “Apply Now” and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of roughly 35 pages, and a sample syllabus for a course related to gender and sexuality in Africa. You will be asked to provide contact information for three references; they will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.
If the writing sample forms part of a larger book manuscript or dissertation, please include an abstract and table of contents or a statement of how the writing sample fits in with the larger project.
For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than midnight, Sunday, 2 December 2018. However, positions may remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.