FEATURED JOBS: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

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Subject Fields: 
Sociology, Japanese History / Studies, Anthropology

Job Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology

Official Title: Assistant Professor

Job ID: 18884

Location: UW Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

Full/Part-time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



The Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology in the College of Letters & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin a full-time appointment in August 2023. This position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses, undertaking and publishing research, and providing service to the department, college, university and community. Research expertise should include topics related to sociology of the family and Japanese studies.


Job Details:

The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Family Studies, Contemporary Japanese Society, and Gender and Family in Japan. The candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate students, results in publications and contributes to advancing the department, the university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and practice pedagogical and scholarly approaches that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.



Ph.D. in Sociology or closely related field is required. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2023; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2024 in advance of their first scheduled review. The candidate will demonstrate excellence in and a commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, a commitment to working with diverse populations and service as an active member of the university community. Candidates with experience mentoring or working with members of historically excluded groups are especially encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.



Full-Time teaching responsibilities include a rotation of courses including Introduction to Family Studies, Contemporary Japanese Society, and Gender and Family in Japan. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach in a variety of formats, including in-person, online and/or in a hybrid format. Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of scholarly potential, the ability to pursue grants and to engage in undergraduate research with students. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest.


Department Information:

This multi-disciplinary department has 18 full and part-time faculty and academic staff. It serves over 300 undergraduate majors and over 175 minors. It offers four undergraduate certificate programs, three student organizations, two national honor societies, as well as internship and undergraduate research opportunities for all students.


Campus Information:

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.


The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater 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. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater 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.


Organization Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-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).


Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.


For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.


Special Notes:

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).


The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings is targeted to be implemented mid-2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/


The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater has authority to implement temporary workforce reduction and cost saving measures to address financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, consistent with Wisconsin law and Board of Regents, UW System, and UW–Whitewater policy and procedure.


To Ensure Consideration:

Complete applications received by January 15, 2023 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 will be invited to participate in phone and/or online screening interviews and/or on campus interviews.


For questions regarding this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Paul Gregory, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology, 262-203-3228, gregoryp@uww.edu


To Apply:

Complete applications will include online submission of the following materials:


  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Names and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
  • Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)
  • Sample publications or scholarly writing sample


To apply and submit these documents online, please visit http://www.uww.edu. Click the Employment link at the bottom of the page then follow the UW-Whitewater Careers link at the top of the next page. The Job ID is 18884.


If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application on line due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262/472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

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Contact Info: 

Dr. Paul Gregory, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology, 262-203-3228, gregoryp@uww.edu