Assistant Professor (Global Health) - College of Letters & Sciences - 13501


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.


In addition to full-time teaching responsibilities, faculty members are expected to contribute to course and curriculum development including new experiential learning opportunities such as faculty-led travel study and internships. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities. Research expectations include publications and presentations as well as grant activity. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as public and professional service as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be asked to teach online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings.


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. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. 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. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

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.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

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UW-Whitewater embraces the teacher-scholar model. New faculty are provided with additional resources to ensure a strong start in their teaching and research activities. A first-year professional development program is also provided to all new faculty, including participation in ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices (http://acue.org). UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


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. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants may be invited to participate in phone and/or online screening interviews. Finalists will be brought to campus for interviews.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth A. Hachten,
Search Committee Chair
Assistant Dean
College of Letters and Sciences
4106 Laurentide Hall
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190


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 scholary writing sample may be solicited at a later time.
This Job ID is 13501.

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