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Carol K. Oyster
University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Open position in Latina/o Studies at University of Wisconsin -- La Crosse. To teach in Ethnic and Racial Studies Department starting August, 2014. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, with evaluations beginning 3/7/2014.
|Interests:||Chicana/o History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Would you like to join a rapidly growing, department at the University of Wisconsin –La Crosse? The Department of Ethnic and Racial Studies (ERS) is seeking an interdisciplinary scholar to fill a permanent, full time teaching staff position beginning August 25, 2014. We are primarily interested in someone whose research and teaching is focused on US Latino/a Studies, but will also consider individuals whose research and teaching focus on Asian American Studies. Although this is not a tenure-track position, there will be opportunities for our new department member (should they so desire) to continue their scholarly work in addition to teaching. The teaching load is 4/4 with three sections of Introduction to Ethnic and Racial Studies and one additional course. Applications are encouraged from individuals with degrees in the social sciences or humanities. The successful candidate must have completed the PhD before beginning the position.
ERS is currently a general interdisciplinary minor in the College of Liberal Studies. We are in the process of preparing a proposal to add a major to our offerings. Our current faculty are trained in Cultural Anthropology, History, and Social Psychology. ERS partners with many UW-L departments – including Sociology and Archaeology, Psychology, English, Communication Studies, History, and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Candidates must be committed to excelling in undergraduate teaching; assisting in the development of courses and curricula in their area of expertise; and continuing or developing a line of research and scholarship in their own area of expertise which can include undergraduate researchers. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or experience working with diverse populations and an interest in helping us build upon the department’s commitment to diversity (broadly defined) in its faculty, staff, and students, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application packages must be submitted electronically and should ONLY include: (1) a cover letter addressing teaching experience, areas of teaching interest, and scholarly interests; (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for 3-5 references including names, email addresses, phone numbers and relationship to candidate. Initial review of applications will begin March 7 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Carol K. Oyster, Chair of ERS and the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about the position and to apply, visit https://employment.uwlax.edu.
UW-L is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, and individuals with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Please contact Dr. Carol K. Oyster (email@example.com) if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process. 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 (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 2013 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-L is proud to be one of only 55 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 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of 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 nearly 419 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 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 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. 51,818) 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. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
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.