Company Name:

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Madison, Wisconsin

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

September 30, 2019

Professor, Psychological Approaches to Sexual Violence - Cluster Hire

Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in Psychology or Gender/Women's Studies or a closely related field, with a specialization in sexual violence research

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidates should have a deep knowledge of research on sexual violence and a research program on sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, violence against sexual minorities, or gender- based violence. Tenure-track candidates will be expected to develop a strong research program leading to publication at the national and international level. Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in research, teaching, and service and requires review by the Social Sciences Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible research program that focuses on sexual violence; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and perform university and professional service. Areas of research could include psychological aspects of victimization, psychological aspects of perpetration, and/or theory-based development of interventions designed to prevent sexual violence. Participating units in this search are Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate's qualifications and interests.

This faculty position is part of a faculty cluster search, "Sexual Violence: Connecting Social Science Research with Policy." The cluster defines "Sexual Violence" broadly to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, violence against sexual minorities, and gender-based violence. A major purpose of the cluster is to build on existing strengths on campus and create cross- disciplinary synergy. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster.  Ultimately, it is a goal that an expansion of this research area at UW-Madison will translate into reductions in sexual violence on campus, in Wisconsin, and beyond.

Overall, three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster, which will build a world-class new core of interdisciplinary strength in research, making UW-Madison a leader in this critical area. The three faculty positions are 1) Psychological Aspects of Sexual Violence (this particular search); 2) Societal Aspects of Sexual Violence (PVL # 99523); and 3) Policy Approaches to Sexual Violence (PVL # 99600). These positions are part of the UW's Cluster Hiring Initiative, designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students in sexual violence research across campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in this area. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at:

Principal duties:

Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching at all levels that are required, mentoring graduate students, and service at the university and professional levels, as well as collaborating with the Sexual Violence Cluster.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus's interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Employee class: Faculty

Department(s): Psychology, Gender & Women's Studies

Full time salary rate: Negotiable ACADEMIC (9 months)

Appointment percent: 100%

Anticipated begin date: August 17, 2020

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