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Code: 045 Posted: 06/06/2014
Position Location: Southeastern, WI
Reporting Relationship: Associate Provost and the Chair of the English Department
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has an immediate opening for a Academic Resource Director and Lecturer position. At this time, the recruitment is only open to current employees of UW-Parkside or other campuses within the UW System.
This 10-month 60% position oversees the development and daily operation of the University of Wisconsin – Parkside Academic Resource Center. The Academic Resource Center Director works closely with the Learning Assistance Department, peer tutors, and Supplemental Instruction Leaders to help students gain the skills and rhetorical strategies necessary for them to succeed academically in a university setting. This position also has a 9 month 40% position as lecturer. This position has a combined fte of 90%.
MA or Ph.D. in English or related field
Experience teaching Freshman Composition
Familiarization with educational trends in secondary education
Experience tutoring at the college level
Experience teaching students from diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds
1-3 years of experience in college-level teaching
Experience with student success initiatives related to tutoring
Experience using new technologies to enhance student learning
Experience using new technologies to market the Parkside Writing Center
60% A. Oversee the Academic Resource Center (10 month Academic Staff)
Recruit, hire, train, mentor, and supervise Peer Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders
Design and implement an Electronic Referral System through which composition instructors and Parkside Academic Resource Center staff can communicate regarding specific student needs (this can be achieved through the creation of a Parkside Academic Resource Center email account)
Attend Learning Assistance Department composition meetings
Lead monthly meetings for Peer Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders
Lead weekly workshops/brown bags organized around specific writing-and study-oriented topics (i.e., creating a solid thesis statement, overcoming writing anxiety, writing effective conclusions, best practices - revision strategies) and best practices for improving learning skills (i.e. note taking, active reading, test preparation, etc.)
Develop and implement an “on-line writing lab” complete with useful links, imbedded video tutorials, etc.
Provide outreach services to the university community by visiting classes (especially ENGL 100, 101, 201, and 204) to promote the Parkside Academic Resource Center and alert students to the services it offers
Promote/Market Parkside Academic Resource Center throughout the campus via flyers, posters, etc.
40% C. Lecturer in English Department
Teach two sections of English courses per semester (from ENGL 100, 101, 201, 204, or 310). This teaching is for the academic year and is paid on the 9 month calendar.
Essential Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
Ability to train and mentor Peer Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders
Ability to schedule, manage, and supervise student employees and Supplemental Instruction Leaders
Ability to adapt learning curriculum to assist student needs
Sensitivity to, and experience in, working with a diverse and multi-cultural population
Ability to engage in appropriate instructor-student relationships and conduct oneself in a professional manner
Ability to use a computer, office equipment, a copy machine, and software programs like Microsoft Word, D2L, etc.
Ability to use technology and social media for the purposes of enhancing supplemental student instruction
Experience teaching freshman composition
Experience recognizing and working with students who require, or respond better to, alternative learning strategies
Considerable proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point), etc.
Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems or concerns.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.
Demonstrated ability to conduct presentations.
Ability to sit, stand and use a computer for extended periods of time.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Review of Applications: Applications received by June 20th, 2014 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following:
a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position
c.v. or resume
list of three or more professional references with contact information
Go to: http://my.wisconsin.edu. Click UW Careers for job listings. Then click "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login."
If you have questions about how to apply from the Self Service Careers site, please go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544.Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
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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 us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
About the University:
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, diversity and inclusiveness, and community engagement. UW-Parkside grants bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 30 academic programs and currently enrolls 5,200 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional. UW-Parkside is the most ethnically diverse campus in the University of Wisconsin System with more than 20% students of color and 19% faculty and instructional staff of color. UW-Parkside benefits from the cultural diversity of the communities it serves in southeast Wisconsin. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university’s 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Contact Name: Kim Brudny
Contact Phone: (262) 595-2939
Contact Email: Kimberley.Brudny@uwp.edu