The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for two full-time tenure-track assistant professor positions in our emphasis of Broadcast and Digital Media. Our department is one of the College of Liberal Studies largest academic units and continues to grow. Our curriculum has a student-centered orientation and emphasizes the importance of undergraduate research. UW-La Crosse is an ideal location for faculty members who seek to integrate their teaching, research, and service activities. We seek colleagues who have a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of inclusive excellence and diversity and who bring these commitments into their work as teachers and scholars. Candidates who are qualified are welcome to apply for both positions.
Position 1: Digital Media Studies (https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/6867)
Candidates must have a PhD in Communication Studies by time of appointment (Aug.28, 2017) with a primary expertise in emerging digital media technologies. Candidatesshould be able to demonstrate evidence of an active research agenda. The successful candidate will have at least two years of university-level teaching experience, which can include graduate teaching experience as the instructor of record. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach and develop courses focused on digital communication, social networks, mediated communication, and other new and emerging forms of media communication.
Position 2: Cultural Studies and Media (https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/6868)
Candidates must have a PhD in Communication Studies by time of appointment (Aug.28, 2017) with a primary expertise in media and cultural studies with an emphasis in therepresentation of social identities. Candidates should be able to demonstrate evidence of an active research agenda. The successful candidate will have at least two years of university-level teaching experience, which can include graduate teaching experience as the instructor of record. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach and develop courses in media and cultural studies, representation of social identity, media criticism, and media ethnography.
Candidates for both positions should be able to contribute to the department's research core, teaching classes in theory and research methods as well as teaching the department’s basic course. The successful candidates will teach on a 9-month contract at the university load of 4 courses per semester.
As a department, we are committed to the creation of an inclusive, supportive community for all of our members. We seek collegial faculty members who can demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for issues related to diversity.
As an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is engaged in an effort to be a leader in Wisconsin's movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. Women, persons of color, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply. If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process, please contact Dr. Greg Ormes at (608) 785-8714 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make appropriate arrangements.
Visit https://employment.uwlax.edu to submit an application. A complete application will include: (a) a letter of application outlining your qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements and preferences of this position, with reference to your teaching philosophy and research agenda (ABDs should address their progress toward program completion); (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) a list of three references with contact information and description of their relationship to the candidate; and (d) copies of your unofficial graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin on Feb. 10, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please do not mail or email any application materials.
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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.
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. 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.