School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: 239011
This is a full-time, 9-month and partial summer appointment, tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in the Civil Society and Community Studies Department in the Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position carries a commitment to the three functions of UW-Madison faculty: undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and outreach/service as is appropriate to position and rank. This position includes a concurrent role as a program specialist for the UW-Madison Division of Extension, which includes leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based applied research, outreach programs, and promoting community health and health equity in conjunction with Extension colleagues. The program specialist role will account for 75% of the academic-year effort plus partial summer effort during the initial two to three years of the appointment. After which the role may fluctuate from 50-75% academic-year effort plus partial summer effort.
The resident appointment is located within the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies in the School of Human Ecology. The teaching responsibilities include robust, student-centered courses in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The topical focus of this position is open. We encourage candidates with applied research expertise working with diverse and traditionally underserved or underrepresented communities to promote community health and close gaps in health inequities. Research areas and issues of interest include, but are not limited to mental health, suicide/suicide prevention, issues of identity and acceptance, family, and social belonging and their impact on health. We are particularly interested in scholar-practitioners with demonstrated field experiences. A doctoral degree with specialization directly related to community health is encouraged. This can include fields such as Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, American Studies, Nursing, Community Psychology, Community Sociology, Medical Anthropology, Community and Environmental Sociology, Developmental Economics, etc.
The position requires scholarship, outreach, teaching, and service in a department serving undergraduate and graduate students. Additional desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written communications skills, mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students, and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community. This is an open-rank position; in order to be appointed at associate or full professor level with tenure, the candidate must demonstrate his/her academic qualifications that meet the requirements of the UW-Madison.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Minimum of three years of experience (post-doctorate degree) within a higher education setting;
Demonstrated record of scholarship with an active community-based research agenda; Experience in program and/or curriculum development/adaptation and evaluation grounded in social and behavioral health change theories;
Demonstrated ability to think creatively, identify root causes, systems of influence and synthesize inter-disciplinary approaches to conceptualizing and addressing health equity work;
Strong mixed methods background, with emphasis in quantitative data collection and analysis;
Record of research experience and publications in areas related to one’s specialization;
Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals, organizations and communities as defined by multiple identities including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
Knowledge and skills to design and implement programs and systems-level evaluation with a transformative lens and using participatory practices;
Strong track record of securing external funding for research from federal agencies and/or foundations;
Experience working with community members and organization in area(s) of specialization including, but not limited to, LGBTQ+ communities, underrepresented communities, Veterans, and refugee/migrant populations;
A working knowledge of critical theory, such as the following: intersectionality, feminist theory, queer theory, critical race theory, post-colonial theory, Afro-pessimism, emancipatory pedagogy, research justice, and transformative evaluation
Please follow this link: 239011 and upload 1. Your current CV, 2. a detailed statement of interest addressing your relevant background for the position, 3. one document that includes both a teaching statement and research statement, and 4. a diversity statement
About School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
CIVIL SOCIETY AND COMMUNITY STUDIES
The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies collaborates with communities, civil society organizations, and social movements to co-create a just and sustainable future for all. We are a department that:
- Strives for social justice, common good, and sustainability for current and future generations;
- Elevates the power of those who are marginalized by various forms of oppression and dominant cultural norms;
- Embraces ways of knowing and being in the world;
- Engages with community in aspects of our work as researchers, teachers, and members of civil society;
- Uses systems thinking, mixed-methods, and community-engaged research approaches to gain a holistic and comprehensive understanding of community issues and how to address them;
- Emphasizes positive youth development, asset-based evaluation/programming, and appreciative inquiry; and
- Understanding the ways in which people come together to effect policy and programmatic change in their communities.
The department is home to an undergraduate major in Community & Nonprofit Leadership (CNPL) and a Ph.D. program in Civil Society & Community Research (CSCR). Our diverse facul...ty encourages CNPL undergraduate students to expand their worldviews and provides them with the skills to both historicize contemporary social problems and address the root causes of systemic injustice. The home for the Community and Nonprofit Studies, includes the graduate certificate program in Community-Engaged Scholarship, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, and the Indigenous Eco-Wellness initiative This emphasis on public service is reflected in the "Wisconsin Idea" that education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the classroom. See http://sohe.wisc.edu In accordance with the CSCS departmental values, successful candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate their ability to form meaningful connections with community and campus partners.
The CSCS department is invested in the university’s commitment (see below) to bring awareness of deeper understanding regarding the Ho-Chunk Nation and other regional Indigenous peoples and cultures.
UW-Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. UW-Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.
SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY:
The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. Throughout its 115-year history, the School of Human Ecology has pioneered work that improves the lives of children, families, consumers, and communities across the 72 counties and 12 tribal nations, and globally. The school has a top-5 ranking among peer schools for our innovative, human- centered approach to education, research, and public service.
The school has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,350 students and 110 graduate students. Roughly 20% of undergraduate students and 23% of graduate students are from under-represented backgrounds.