Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Global Health

The College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a social scientist with expertise in global health to fill a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in an appropriate department in the College. This is a full-time position beginning in August 2018 with responsibilities for undergraduate teaching, research, and service to the university and community.

The successful candidate will teach global health and other social science courses that contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary minors in Family, Health and Disabilities Studies and Public Health. Depending on expertise, the candidate will also contribute to other related programs such as Anthropology, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and/or Public Policy and Administration. An introductory-level general education course will be part of the candidate’s regular rotation. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community. The successful candidate will have a tenure home in an appropriate social science or interdisciplinary department in the College. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.

A doctoral degree in a social science field, global health, or public health is required. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2018. Research specialization is open but should complement existing faculty expertise. Demonstrated commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations, and serving as active member of the university community are required. We are interested in applicants with a record of and interest in successful teaching and mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. students of color, first-generation college students, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community). Ability to teach courses in global health is required. Preference will be given to candidates who can fill existing curricular needs.

UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin.  The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.



Applications received by January 2, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.  Complete applications will include online submission of the following materials: cover letter/letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; Curriculum Vita; letters of recommendation from three professional references; copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required if offered the position); a scholarly writing sample may be solicited at a later time.  This Job ID is 13501.


A complete position description and instructions for applying online are available at:  http://www.uww.edu/employment/academic-staff-instructional/posting?listing=1556


For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth A. Hachten

Search Committee Chair