The Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) to begin in August 2018. The department is home to a vibrant community of teacher-scholars who share a strong commitment to diversity and to mentoring undergraduate students.
We seek a social psychologist who will be a dedicated teacher and scholar, and an effective mentor for students from diverse backgrounds, with varied preparation for learning and a variety of career goals. The specific area of expertise within social psychology is open, but we will give preference to applicants with teaching experience.
Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate courses in social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and one or more of the following: leadership, group dynamics, social cognition, personality/individual differences, or the candidate's area of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence as a teacher and advisor and to develop a research program involving undergraduate students.
All requirements for a doctoral degree in social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or a related field, including dissertation, must be completed prior to the August 2018 start date. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and those who have potential or experience working with diverse populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Academic year salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, with excellent fringe benefits and insurance programs.
Required Qualifications: · Doctoral degree must be in social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or a closely related field. · Potential to teach undergraduate course(s) in industrial/organizational psychology and social psychology. · Ability to start an active program of research. · Potential to involve undergraduate students in research.
Preferred Qualifications: · Teaching experience (i.e., college-level or other relevant teaching). · Candidate's teaching approaches would contribute to the diversity of the department. · Candidate's research program would contribute to the diversity of the department. · Experience or potential to develop networks and collaborations with non-academic organizations and community.
Please submit a cover letter with reference to job posting #5089 that addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement. Please also include a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and a contact information document that includes the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references who can speak to the applicant's skills in teaching, mentoring, research, and/or professional experience outside academia. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2018.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Berna Gercek-Swing, Social Psychology Search Chair, at email@example.com.
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 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 94 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 21 graduate 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 520 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 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.
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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.