Assistant Professor of Global and Multicultural Education
School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education
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
, which is a required course for all teacher
education majors at UWL, andTeaching Global Perspectives Across
, 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 /
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
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
Working conditions and environment
High contact with students and or other campus stakeholders.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS
Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial
package from the university.
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good
• 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.
INFORMATION ABOUT UW-LA CROSSE AND THE REGION
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
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
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
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
These are the job duties required for the position.
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
Interested candidates are requested to provide the following
1. Cover letter that addresses the candidate’s background and
experience, addressing in particular each of the required
2. Curriculum vitae, including certifications and PK-12 teaching
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.
Continuous Recruitment First Review Date
Position Contact Name
Dr. Gerardo Aponte-Safe, Chair of the Search & Screen
Position Contact Email
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Reference Contact Information
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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).
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is no longer able to do so.
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- * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
- * 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)
- * 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)
- * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
- * 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.
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last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the
institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact
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(Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System
requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual
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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)
- * 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
- No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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