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Lecturer: English, Philosophy, & Communication Studies

Employer
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Location
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Mar 14, 2024
Closing date
Apr 13, 2024

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Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

ATTENTION:

APPOINTMENT DATES : August 19, 2024 to January 1, 2025

The Department of English, Philosophy, and Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, is seeking to hire a part-time Instructional Academic Staff instructor to teach on-campus sections in the first-year composition program starting fall 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of English, Philosophy, and Communication Studies seeks a colleague to teach in the first-year composition (FYC) program in a collegial department that values collaboration. The FYC program offers five courses from Basic Writing to Honors English. The program serves 2,500 to 3,000 students a year, and it emphasizes a genre-based, applied approach in which students learn to write for a variety of audiences and rhetorical situations.

Adjunct instructors will attend department meetings as requested, are expected to participate in FYC professional development and assessment, and are encouraged to join departmental governance.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum/Required
Master's degree in Rhetoric and Composition, English, Creative Writing or a related field.

Highly Desired/Preferred
Minimum of one-year experience teaching college-level composition and record of successfully teaching college-level composition. Experience with teaching composition in a technology-rich environment, including familiarity with online course delivery systems, is desirable, as UW-Stout is a laptop campus.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The English, Philosophy, and Communication Studies department offers courses in communication studies, professional/technical writing, English, literature, logic, philosophy, and women and gender studies. Visit our department web site for more information.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/careers-jobs

Required application materials :
  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume or CV
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence
  4. Contact information for three (3) professional references

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Julie Watts, Chair
English, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Department
Email: wattsj@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Diane Duerst
Email: duerstd@uwstout.edu

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Salary range is commensurate with education and experience. Full-time teaching load is 5/5.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715-232-2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7) .

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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