The Department of Civil Society and Community Studies, (School of Human Ecology) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position, open to all ranks. We seek a candidate with expertise in community-engaged scholarship and substantive interests in civil society and community studies. The specific research area is open and may include a focus on community leadership, action research, youth, civic development, community psychology, empowerment, community organizing, and/or health equity. The position requires scholarship, teaching, and service in a department serving undergraduate and graduate students. Other desirable attributes include strong research methods, oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact with an interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual community.
This is a nine-month, tenure or tenure track faculty appointment in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies, School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the successful candidate will:
CIVIL SOCIETY AND COMMUNITY STUDIES: The mission of the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies in to contribute to knowledge about human behavior that is embedded in community organizations, both formal and informal. In partnership with community groups, schools, and coalitions, we seek to understand the ways in which people come together to effect policy and programmatic change in their communities. The Department is home to a Ph.D. program in Civil Society & Community Research and an undergraduate major in Community & Nonprofit Leadership. It is also the administrative home for the campus-wide Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies.
Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies: The mission of the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies is to build capacity and knowledge in community and nonprofit studies through the integration of action and applied research, education, outreach and engagement.
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. 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 1,200 students, and 100 graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Human Ecology often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. See http://sohe.wisc.edu
UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. The University provides excellent technology and library resources. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu
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