University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 95361

Please Note: A change was made to this position announcement on 08/06/18


Working Title:
Assitant Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender & Women's Studies-Cohort
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline or an interdisciplinary degree with a specialization in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies.
Ph.D. in Gender and Women's Studies with a specialization in Asian American Studies.
Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or American Studies with a specialization in Asian American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
The applicant should have deep knowledge of Asian American Studies and Gender/Women's Studies and a strong publication record or a productive research program with strong publishing potential.
Principal duties:
Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching at all levels required with service at the professional and university level, participating in faculty governance activities and performing university and professional service as appropriate. This joint appointment will teach undergraduate courses in both Asian American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies as well as graduate courses in Gender and Women's Studies and participate in the governance of both units.

  Additional Information
 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.

We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches, but engagement with Critical Race Studies and feminist scholarship is required for this position. Formal training in Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Women's Studies is a plus.

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

While 3 of the positions in the Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Cohort have been released (Chican@/Latin@ Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies), the 4th position in Afro-American Studies will be released by mid-Fall. Once the position number is posted for this 4th position, it will be added in this announcement.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:AUGUST 19, 2019
Number of Positions:2

Application must be received by: NOVEMBER 15, 2018
To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button.

You will be asked to create a profile and upload a resume and letter of interest. You will also be asked to provide a writing sample and a summary of teaching evaluations 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.

Questions about the position should be directed to Cindy I-Fen Cheng (, Director of Asian American Studies Program and/or Aili Tripp (, Chair of the Department in Gender and Women's Studies.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 1, 2018, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Aili Tripp
Phone: 608-890-3890
475 N Charter St   
Fax: N/A
3327 Sterling Hall   
Madison, WI 53706-1507   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.