Company Name:

Afro-Am Studies, UW-Madison


Madison, Wisconsin

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Assistant Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 3, 2018

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Assistant Professor in Afro-American Studies - Cohort Hire

The Department of Afro-American Studies is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Afro-American Studies-Cohort Hire (PVL# 95966). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment in either Social Sciences (Sociology or Psychology preferred field, specialization open) or in Literary Studies with a specialization in late 20th century and/or 21st century African American Literature.Candidates who have a particular interest in gender studies and/or relations between people of color will be especially desirable.The candidate will join an incoming cohort of interdisciplinary faculty hired under the auspices of the Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity Studies cluster in African American Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; and Chican@&Latin@ Studies. Faculty should have an interest in cooperating with the cohort. 


Responsibilities include: teaching introductory survey courses and advanced courses related to the area of specialization; conducting scholarly research; and performing University and community service as appropriate. Candidates in African American Literature will be expected to work with students in the "Bridge" program which enables students to enter the PhD program in English after they complete their M.A. in Afro-American Studies. The candidate must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly research.


UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women,

minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.


The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 15, 2018; however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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