The English Department at The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Writing & Rhetoric/Professional & Technical Writing, beginning August 27, 2018. The position is a full-time, academic-year appointment in a department with a rapidly growing Professional & Technical Writing Minor connected to an English major: Writing and Rhetoric emphasis. Our new colleague will teach upper-level courses in professional, business, and technical writing, as well as first-year writing and courses in the Writing & Rhetoric emphasis.
Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to completing a doctorate in Professional Writing, or Technical Communication & Rhetoric, or English Studies with a demonstrated focus on technical communication, or a related field by the start date of August 27, 2018. Doctorate must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2019. Candidates are also required to have interest in global/international professional and technical writing. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and strong oral and written communication skills are also required.
Preferred secondary specialties may include research, teaching experience, and/or professional experience in: digital content writing/strategy; UX/UI; grant writing. Online teaching experience is also preferred. Strong candidates will also have professional flexibility in teaching and curriculum development. Multicultural, international, disability, social justice, and diversity perspectives in teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development are preferred, as is interest in client-based, community engagement, and/or outreach work.
We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to curricular diversity, and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with varied backgrounds and career goals. The Professional & Technical Writing Minor is a growing program that reaches students across the disciplines, and provides a rigorous education that merges theory and practice. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a high-ranking comprehensive university specializing in teaching (teaching load is 4/4).
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required, including letter of application, c.v., graduate unofficial transcript(s) (all must be uploaded as one document). As part of the application, you will also be required to include contact information for a minimum of three references, and two confidential letters of recommendation. For additional information about this faculty position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/. First review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017. You are encouraged to apply by that date in order to ensure full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted via phone or video conference.
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 is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 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 502 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 86 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.
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. 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. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
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.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) 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, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.