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Assistant Professor of Global and Multicultural Education

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Global and Multicultural Education

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School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education

Position Summary

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Educational Studies ( DES ) invites qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in the areas of global and multicultural education at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will be a member of a diverse department that serves early childhood education, elementary/middle education, special education (K-12), and teaching English to speakers of other languages ( TESOL, K-12) programs.

We seek an educator and scholar who actively connects theory and practice in the classroom, advances the field of teacher education, and brings a global perspective to their teaching, scholarship, and service. The ideal candidate is an exemplary educator with a demonstrated passion for pursuing educational equity and social justice. Candidates should also present evidence of a research agenda related to Multicultural Education, Global/International Education, Sociology of Education, Educational Foundations, or a closely related field. Candidates who possess substantial experience with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities will includeMulticultural Education, which is a required course for all teacher education majors at UWL, andTeaching Global Perspectives Across the Curriculum, which is a required course for all majors housed in DES and the majority of other teacher education programs at UWL . The School of Education is committed to preparing globally responsive teachers who are grounded in a strong academic curriculum that is linked to world events, geography, world cultures, and diverse perspectives.

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Department of Educational Studies ( DES ), housed in the School of Education, is committed to advancing teaching and learning while preparing teacher leaders for a global society. DES strives to prepare teachers who ground curriculum in the lives of students; embrace multicultural perspectives and uphold inclusive teaching practices; value academically rigorous curricula; and are culturally sensitive. DES offers teacher education majors in Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & Special Education (grades K-12), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & TESOL (grades K-12), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & French Education (grades K-12) and Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & Spanish Education (grades K-12). The dual certification majors are offered in collaboration with the Global Cultures & Languages Department in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities.

The School of Education focuses its programming on ensuring that all teacher candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions consistent with exemplary professional practice. Through partnerships with regional school districts and outstanding veteran educators, the School of Education provides teacher candidates with high-quality experiences in schools as a means to advance the teaching profession. The School of Education and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse are committed to inclusive excellence, and values diversity in both its faculty and student populations.

UW-La Crosse’s School of Education is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability, and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus.

Required Qualifications

Candidates who will have completed or are near completing a doctorate degree by the position start date will be considered. Candidates must have an earned doctorate by May 2023. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Multicultural Education, Global/International Education, Sociology of Education, Educational Foundations, or a closely related field
  • Three years experience teaching in K-12 school settings
  • Teaching experience at the elementary/middle level
  • Experience with the international educational environment(s).
  • Evidence of an emerging research agenda
  • Evidence of commitment to social justice, educational equity, multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and model culturally-relevant pedagogy and inclusive practices, including global perspectives and content in the classroom
  • Experience teaching/working within specific content area(s), preferably TESOL or special education.
  • Experience with K-5 curricula and/or learners
  • Experience teaching in U.S. schools
  • Experience teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
Physical Demands


Working conditions and environment

Classroom setting.
High contact with students and or other campus stakeholders.

Miscellaneous Information

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 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:
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.

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 approximately 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 a 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 .

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 records.


These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Responsibilities Include

Duties to Support Responsibility

● Teaching courses in global education, multicultural education, and additional courses depending on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the department.
● Pursuing an active program of scholarly inquiry
● Advising and mentoring education majors
● Engaging in service to the department, School of Education, university, profession, and community

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Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Interested candidates are requested to provide the following application materials:
1. Cover letter that addresses the candidate’s background and experience, addressing in particular each of the required qualifications;
2. Curriculum vitae, including certifications and PK-12 teaching experience;
3. Contact information for three professional references.

Additional application materials may be requested from candidates who progress through later rounds of the search process. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Gerardo Aponte-Safe, Chair of the Search & Screen Committee.

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Close Date

Continuous Recruitment


Continuous Recruitment First Review Date


Position Contact Name

Dr. Gerardo Aponte-Safe, Chair of the Search & Screen Committee

Position Contact Email
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. 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. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * 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
  8. * 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)

  9. * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  10. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • 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
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
    • Other

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