Lecturer - Geography - REVISED REVIEW DATE

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Lecturer - Geography - REVISED REVIEW DATE

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College of Science and Health

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The mission of the College of Science and Health is to provide an outstanding education in the diverse disciplines of science, health, and mathematics. The College is dedicated to student learning where enthusiastic faculty and staff intellectually challenge students in a supportive and professional environment. Fundamental to our mission is the belief in the value of education in the liberal arts and sciences and the creation of new knowledge. The College offers an outstanding academic and cultural environment for the university community and beyond.

Position Summary

The Department of Geography and Earth Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse ( UWL ) invites applications for a non-tenure track position in human-environment interactions starting at the rank of Lecturer in August 2021. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in human and environmental geography and will have the option to develop new courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. We seek a candidate that will support the department’s mission of incorporating environmental sustainability and applications of GIS into our curriculum. The teaching load will consist of 15 contact hours per week, which includes leading multiple 3 contact hour sections of the same course.

UWL is a regional comprehensive university dedicated to effective teaching. The Geography and Earth Science Department, housed in UWL’s College of Science and Health, is focused on developing students for successful careers by promoting geographical and environmental awareness and literacy through classroom activities, research projects, and outreach programs. We seek a colleague who shares the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will be a dedicated teacher, effective mentor for students, and who will contribute positively and constructively to the department work environment and will participate in collegial governance and community building. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. If desired, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research and engage in service.

Required Qualifications

- Master’s or doctoral degree in Geography or related field

- Ability to teach courses on human-environment interactions and environmental sustainability

- Experience with GIS applications.

Preferred Qualifications

- Prior teaching in relevant university courses supported by evidence of high-quality teaching.

- Experience including GIS into teaching

- Experience implementing inquiry, project, and/or technology-based active learning into teaching.

- Experience with online teaching and use of online learning management systems.

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General leave-related statement for all UWL instructional academic staff positions:
For the purposes of medical leave (e.g., FMLA ) during the ~30 weeks associated with the academic terms (15 for Fall and 15 for Spring), teaching is calculated as 80%+ of the overall workload; service and professional development not to exceed 20%. Teaching percentage could be lower as determined by the Dean if the instructor has a reduced teaching load from the 15 credits or contact hours. There are nine weeks of the ~39 week contract year outside of the standard 14 week semester (+ one week of finals) where 100% of the faculty member’s time could be considered scholarship and/or service.

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.


These are the job duties required for the position.

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Application packet should include:

- Cover letter that addresses applicant’s interest in and fit for the position

- Curriculum Vitae

- Teaching Portfolio that summarizes teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and teaching strategies; and provides evidence of teaching excellence

- Names and contact information for three references, including: phone number, mailing address, email address, and a brief statement regarding their professional relationship to the applicant.

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be given consideration as UWL does not provide employment visas for instructional academic staff positions. Receipt of applications will continue until position is filled.

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Position Contact Name

Gargi Chaudhuri and Daniel Sambu

Position Contact Email

gchaudhuri@uwlax.edu; dsambu@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral

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