This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2020. Applications at the associate professor level may be considered in exceptional cases.
The search is for a job candidate who understands linguistic disparities and addresses the diversity of human language. The researcher may have a primary focus on the structure, acquisition, processing, or neural representation of American and other Sign Languages or the relationship between American and other Sign Languages and Deaf cultures.
The main tenure home for this position is likely to be Language Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders, or Psychology, with potential joint appointments in other departments as indicated by the candidate's background and interests.
The position will involve a teaching load consistent with the tenure home, which will involve both undergraduate and graduate instruction.
This position is part of the Opening Doors Through Language: Access and Equity faculty hiring cluster.
The goal of the cluster is to build on existing strengths in language research on the UW-Madison campus by recruiting three new assistant professors whose research programs and teaching expertise addresses language-related issues that influence societal access, disparities, and equity. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the cluster faculty and with colleagues in schools, centers, and training programs across campus. Tenure homes for the three positions will likely be in Language Sciences, Psychology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Educational Psychology or English.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a state-of-the-art research program, advise undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate research, develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to the candidate's research expertise.
Instruction, research leadership, and participation in faculty governance at the department level are expected. University, professional, and community service will also be expected as appropriate.
Specific expectations for teaching, research, and service will be aligned with expectations of the tenure home. Candidates are expected to collaborate with other faculty members recruited as a part of the cluster and with colleagues in related centers and training programs across campus.
Successful candidates will proactively support the expansion of diversity among all components of the university, and ensure an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Ph.D. in American and other Sign languages, linguistics, language sciences, communication disorders, psychology, or related fields.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Candidates should demonstrate training in American and other Sign Language research and issues of access and opportunity for Deaf people; evidence of high-quality scholarly research; potential for securing external funding; experience in teaching and mentoring; interest in collaborating with other language researchers across departments at UW-Madison.
Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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.
Overall, three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster: (1) Assistant Professor, Minority Languages and/or Dialects, PVL 100800; (2) Assistant Professor, American and other Sign Languages research, PVL 100992; (3) Assistant Professor, Computational Models of Language, PVL 100343. These positions are part of UW-Madison's Cluster Hiring Initiative (https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/), designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research.
The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 10, 2019; however, the position will remain open, and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.
A485200-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/LANGUAGE SCIENCES PROGRAM
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 17, 2020
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Instructions to Applicants:
To apply for this job, please visit http://jobs.wisc.edu/. The PVL number is 100992. Please submit, in one PDF, the following materials: (1) a cover letter, including how the candidate plans to support the expansion of diversity and equity at the university; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement describing the candidate's research program; (4) a statement summarizing the candidate's teaching experience and philosophy; (5) names of three people who can provide reference letters; and (6) three reprints/preprints of scholarly work.
For additional questions, please feel free to contact the search committee chair:
Morton Ann Gernsbacher, PhD
Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic Bartlett Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University Of Wisconsin Madison