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Associate Lecturer - One Year Replacement (EXPIRED)

Philosophy Department, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC History of Western Philosophy
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Logic
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Location La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Start date August 26, 2019
Job description

The Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse invites applications for a one-year, fixed-term position as Associate Lecturer beginning ­­­­­August 26, 2019.   Minimum qualifications:  MA; ABD or Ph.D. preferred. AOS:  Open.  AOC: History of Western Philosophy.  Under general supervision of the department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching 4 undergraduate courses per semester.  The hire must be able to teach History of Ancient Philosophy and History of Modern Philosophy, courses for philosophy majors and minors, as well as an Introduction to Logic course that serves as an alternative to mathematics in the General Education program.  For more information about the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Philosophy Department, go here:  https://www.uwlax.edu/philosophy/.

In addition to preparing for and holding classes (face to face, hybrid, and/or online), teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. In addition, workload may involve advising students and/or providing other service to the department; other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  You will also need to provide the names of three references.   Specific details on how to submit all application materials can be found at the link listed below.  For full consideration, submit application materials by May 3rd, 2019.  Please contact Sam Cocks, Department Chair, with any questions (scocks@uwlax.edu).

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply,please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

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 ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).

For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.  

With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education.  There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees.  UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 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. 

UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) 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.  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.  In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse. 

As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. 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.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://employment.uwlax.edu
Hard deadline May 3, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.uwlax.edu/philosophy
Contact name Sam Cocks
Contact email
Contact phone 6087858421
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Time created March 27, 2019, 4:58pm EST
Scheduled expiry date May 3, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Expired on May 5, 2019, 12:46am CST
Last updated May 5, 2019, 1:46am EST
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