Lecturer, Law (Job ID 16944)

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

JOB TYPE:  Instructional Academic Staff. Nine-month academic year appointment.

APPOINTMENT PERCENTAGE: 100%

ANTICIPATED START DATE: 8/23/2021

Please note: This job announcement is being announced simultaneously with the Assistant Professor, Law (Job ID 16943). Openings will be filled at either the Assistant Professor rank or Lecturer rank. More details available in the How to Apply section below.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in business related field with one year of teaching experience in the area of Business Law or Legal Environment of Business and three (3) years of experience in a paralegal setting. Interest in advancing student learning in the area of business law. Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders.  

The Department of Business emphasizes teaching competencies; therefore, a teaching performance interview will be included as part of the screening process.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Juris Doctorate with a minimum of one (I) year (full-time equivalent) teaching experience in the area of Business Law or Legal Environment of Business. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the practice of law, either in a corporate environment or in private practice, specializing in business law areas. Currently licensed to practice law in one or more jurisdictions.    

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach undergraduate courses in Business Law, Real Estate, Legal Environment of Business, Legal Aspects of Construction, International Business Law and other Business Department courses dependent on need.  A normal teaching load is 15 credits per semester. This position may require alternative delivery methods and/or non-traditional teaching times.  Academic advisement and assessment of student learning in business-related programs is also significant in this position.  

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The Department of Business is one of 7 departments within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Management and delivers courses that serve 20 undergraduate majors, including bachelor's degrees in Business Administration; Retail Merchandising and Management; and Supply Chain Management, The Department of Business currently has 14 full-time faculty members and typically offers 50 different courses with over 2,500 students per semester enrolled in department course offerings.   

INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW 

The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.    

UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.   

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community  

Facts and data about the university:  https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.  

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor 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.  

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 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 at 715.232.1279.   

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).  

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information  

HOW TO APPLY

This job announcement is being announced simultaneously with Job #16943. Having two position vacancy listings allows the Department of Business to consider candidates with a different set of credentials for their current vacancies.

  • Applicants who wish to be considered for the Lecturer (instructional academic staff position) need to apply to:  
    • Lecturer, Law (Job #16944)
https://jobs.uwstout.edu/lecturer-law-jo-id-16944/job/15569979  

  • Applicants who wish to be considered for the Assistant Professor, Law (faculty, tenure-track position) need to apply to:
    • Assistant Professor, Law (Job #16943)
https://jobs.uwstout.edu/assistant-professor-law-jo-id-16943/job/15569978  

Applicants will need to 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.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Inclusivity statement: Separate one-page or less document demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports student success
  4. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  5. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire  

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by March 21, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.  

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations 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 accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.  

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair:  Frazier Clark

Phone: 715-232-2257

Email:  clarkf@uwstout.edu  

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator:  Patti Kahler

Phone: 715-232-1896

Email:  kahlerp@uwstout.edu