Academic Staff - Lecturer in English (Public May Apply)

Code: 13987 Posted: 02/01/2018

POSITION SUMMARY

The Department of Literatures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions.  Each position will focus primarily on the teaching of courses in the composition sequence.

 

Responsibilities include teaching 30 undergraduate course credits per academic year and participation in department communications, meetings, and assessment projects, as well as college and university meetings, events, and/or programs as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Masters in English or Rhetoric and Composition (or an equivalent discipline)
  • A strong record of teaching college-level composition courses
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated promise as an instructor based on evidence of teaching effectiveness

Preferred:

  • The ideal candidate will also be able to teach in one of the following secondary areas: creative writing, technical communication, or cultural studies.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to professional development activities in the discipline of rhetoric and composition.
  • The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to service at the department, university, and/or community level.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with or training in teaching with online delivery methods.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching:

  • Teach 30 credits per academic year and perform associated responsibilities such as class preparation and assessment of student learning (including participation in department assessments)

Service:

  • Provide service to the department, college, and university as assigned (e.g. attend meetings and department/college/university programs or events)

Essential Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Teach collegelevel courses in specified areas, attend department meetings and take part in department-related events including program assessment, as well as college and university programs and events.  The hire will be expected to possess and apply academic knowledge that is at a MA level.  They will be expected to be familiar with computer technology, including software programs such as MS Word, and to learn others (e.g. D2L, SOLAR)
  • The position does not involve responsibility for money, university funds, or accounts that hold financial information
  • Ergonomic Requirements: The position will involve standing or sitting for long periods of time at a desk and doing work at a computer

 

THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

 

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Applications received by 11:59 PM March 2, 2018 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

 

External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

 

Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "13987"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Lecturer in English"
  • Click "Apply"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

 

  • Letter of application describing qualifications for the position.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Recent teaching evaluations
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your teaching.

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

 

LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Joe Lambin

Contact Phone: 262-595-2331

Contact Email: lambin@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345