The Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks a multi-faceted generalist for a full time academic year tenure-track position, starting fall semester, 2013. Areas of Specialization: Open. Areas of Competence: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Logic. We are seeking foremost an engaging teacher and scholar who can inspire students in the Philosophy major/minor and the University's General Education Program. Teaching duties include regularly teaching History of Ancient Greek Philosophy and courses in Logic. The Philosophy Department values diversity and faculty who bring diverse experiences to their teaching.
The successful candidate would enhance our curriculum in at least two of the following: Continental Philosophy, Experimental Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Law, Symbolic Logic, Latin American Philosophy, Middle-Eastern Philosophy and African Philosophy.
The department is seeking a dynamic philosopher who is looking to teach motivated students in a collegial, supportive and collaborative environment. The official teaching load is 4 sections per semester, with 3 preparations per semester. The teaching of double sections of introductory courses is an option. Summer teaching may be available.
Ph.D. preferred at time of application, required by date of appointment. Complete applications will consist of a letter of application as well as c.v., writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence along with sample syllabi, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation submitted through a confidential portal. Applications must be received by November 17, 2012.
Applicants should include a CV, cover letter, writing sample (uploaded in first "Other Document" field), statement of Teaching Philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence and sample syllabi as one document (uploaded in second "Other Document" field), and three letters of recommendation.
If you have questions about this position, please contact Eric Kraemer at the email address below.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 419 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.