Assistant/Associate Professor of Sustainable Community Systems

University of Wisconsin-Madison in Wisconsin

Deadline January 20, 2014
Date Posted December 17, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The School of Human Ecology (SoHE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track (assistant or associate) professor of sustainable community systems. We intend to hire an innovative scholar whose research, teaching, and outreach advances our School's goals of promoting community sustainability and individual and family well-being. We are interested in participatory and action-oriented research. We expect the candidate to build collaborative partnerships with campus communities whose focus is on sustainability as well as local communities, voluntary/nonprofit organizations, and/or entrepreneurs working to address issues of sustainability. We define sustainable systems broadly to include: food systems, community development, craft and products, space/urban design, transportation, housing, financial security, community and organizational capacity, and issues of environmental justice and health equity. We seek researchers with breakthrough ideas and engaged scholarship that advance changes in policies and systems to promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability. We seek candidates who partner with groups that are directly or disproportionately affected by lack of sustainability (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, poor/disadvantaged, women, children and youth). The candidate's orientation should complement the SoHE's transdisciplinary and participatory approach to understanding and promoting individual, family and community well-being.

Principal duties include:

- Generating publications in peer-reviewed journals/ presentations at conferences
- Promoting engaged scholarship and community outreach
- Seeking intramural and extramural funding
- Teach Graduate and undergraduate students (faculty typically teach 4 courses/year)
- Advising and mentoring graduate students
- Mentoring undergraduate students, including independent studies
- Collaborating with faculty members and researchers within the School and across campus
- Service to the department, school, and University and the profession

To apply: Forward via email to a cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #78238 describing your qualifications, program of research, and teaching interests; curriculum vita; representative publications; and letters from three professional references (pdfs preferred).
Questions may be directed to:
Liv Lindenberg
School of Human Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1300 Linden Drive, Rm 4232
Madison, WI 53706-1524
Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. The University of Wisconsin is an EO/AA employer  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. A Criminal background check will be required prior to employment.