Professor of Gender & Sexuality in African Cultural Studies

Position Vacancy ID: 96264-FA
Employment Class: Faculty
Working Title: Professor of Gender & Sexuality in African Cultural Studies
FTE: 100%
Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019
Term: N/A
Advertised Salary: Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)


Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in Gender & Women’s Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, or a closely related discipline is required.


Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

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.


License or Certificate:
Position Summary:

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.


Principal Duties
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.


Additional Information:

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.

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus’ 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.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



Katrina Thompson
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