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English/Barron County: Lecturer in English/Writing

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer title series
  • Job ID: #16412
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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English/Barron County: Lecturer in English/Writing

A full-time, instructional academic staff position (rank of Lecturer) at the Barron County campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is available for the 2020-2021 academic year beginning August 24, 2020. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon course demand and satisfactory performance.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in English or a Doctorate or terminal degree in English or related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a record of excellence in teaching writing at the college level. Candidates must have at least one year of experience teaching college composition.  

Other strong assets include evidence of:

  • A solid foundation in teaching pedagogy;
  • Experience with a range of student ability;
  • Experience with multilingual writers;
  • Experience with assessing writing;
  • Experience with digital media/multimodal composition/21st century literacies;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and anti-racism. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach 9 – 15 credits each semester. Primarily, this will be in the first-year writing program, the Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing ( The assignment will include face-to-face delivery of the Blugold Seminar to students on the Eau Claire campus or via interactive television to regional high school students enrolled in dual-credit option programs. Depending on program need, the candidate may also teach selected English courses aligned with UW-Eau Claire’s liberal education program. 

University and the Community: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire promotes diversity and inclusiveness, stewardship and sustainability, leadership and innovation. UW-Eau Claire is consistently rated as one of the top public regional universities in the Midwest and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in liberal education, faculty-undergraduate research, and study abroad. The Barron County campus, located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, serves as a branch campus of UW-Eau Claire, and contributes to these distinctions in its primary role as an access campus for first- and second-year students. 

Located in the heart of beautiful Northwest Wisconsin, Rice Lake has a population of just under 10,000 and represents the commercial center for Barron County. Rice Lake and the surrounding countryside feature scenic rivers, lakes, parks, and bike trails, and a vibrant arts community. Eau Claire, located 50 miles south of Rice Lake, is the home to UW-Eau Claire and to major retail, cultural, and health care organizations for the region. Rice Lake is also approximately 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which additionally offers world-class theater, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera, and major league sports. 

Application Procedure: Applications are submitted electronically: .  employment

Click on “English/Barron County: Visiting Assistant Professor in English/Writing” (Position #16412) and follow the steps under “To Apply.”  Applications will not be considered complete unless all required documents are submitted (in pdf format):

  • letter of application, describing in part your approach to teaching first-year writing,
  • curriculum vita,
  • teaching portfolio (of no more than 10 pages; e.g., syllabi, assignments, etc.), and
  • list of three references. 

In addition, one confidential letter of recommendation that specifically addresses your teaching abilities will need to be sent to Sue Kleusch at Please indicate “Writ Lecturer– Last Name, First Name” in the subject line.

If you have application questions, please email Dr. Troy Kozma, Chair of the Barron County campus, at

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on March 28, 2020; however, screening will continue until position is filled

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The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The 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. §. 19.36(7).

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