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Lecturer of Ethnic Studies

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, Wisconsin
commensurate with experience
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

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Position Summary:

The Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a Lecturer of Ethnic Studies with expertise in teaching about race/ethnicity. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated competency teaching multiple existing sociology and race/ethnicity courses. The typical teaching load is 5 courses per semester (5/5). The desired start date is August 2024.

Applicants should feel comfortable teaching courses that focus on intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and economic inequalities. Such courses in our catalog include Race, Gender, and Class in the United States, Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, Social Inequalities, The Native American Experience, Intro to Ethnic Studies, and Ethnicity, Race, & Crime.

This is a full-time, nine-month position with a starting wage of $38,000, commensurate with experience.


  • Teach courses in Ethnic Studies, including ETHNSTDY 1030 Race, Gender, and Class in the US and ETHNSTDY 2200 Intro to Ethnic Studies. 
  • Ability to engage modern pedagogy to teach undergraduate students through a classroom settings.
  • Willingness, interest, or experience in cross-disciplinary collaborations.
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with colleagues to complete department tasks (attend meetings, reply to emails, patriciate in department events, etc.) and goals.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:


  • Master's degree in Sociology, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or related discipline.  ABD’s wishing to enhance pedagogical skills are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Documented evidence of teaching intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality.
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with industry, enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a collegial environment.


  • Expertise in Indigenous Studies, Latinx Studies, or Asian American Studies.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Education has 8 full-time tenure-track positions and regularly employs an additional 8-12 instructional academic staff. The undergraduate program offers a BA/BS in Criminal Justice, BS in Forensic Investigation, and a BA/BS in Political Science. The department also oversees multiple minors and certificates, including the Sociology, Criminology, and Ethnic Studies.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, review of applications will begin March 24, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Copies of student evaluations or other evidence of teaching abilities demonstrating experience teaching courses similar to those previously listed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Dr. Frank King, Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies, 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


Since 1866, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been a regional leader among 4-year colleges with challenging academics; renowned faculty; and notable alumni.

On all three campuses—UW-Platteville, UW-Platteville Richland, and UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County—we are leaders in science, technology, agriculture, and engineering fields, with unique initiatives in microsystems and nanotechnology, forensic investigation, and renewable energy. While the challenges facing us now may seem daunting, we are applying this expertise to be here for you, now and in the future.

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