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Special Education and Inclusive Practices: Academic Department Associate

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Academic Department Associate
  • Job ID: #17309
  • 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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Special Education and Inclusive Practices: Academic Department Associate

A full-time university staff position is available in the Department of Special Education & Inclusive Practices beginning August 1, 2021. The working title for this assignment is Academic Department Associate.  This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period.  The expected hourly hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, Publisher, and other office-related technology applications; adherence to rules and regulations of FERPA, UW-System and UW-Eau Claire university staff expectations; ability to prioritize needs and work on multiple projects simultaneously.   

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A bachelor’s degree, associate degree in office management, and/or previous experience; positive view of public school education; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES: Administrative support, office and budget management, instructional and technical support, and reception to ensure positive climate of the office and allow for smooth operations of the Special Education & Inclusive Practices Department

THE UNIT: The unit of Special Education & Inclusive Practices consists of 10 staff members who are highly collaborative, includes several award-winning instructors. The Department of Special Education and Inclusive Practices prepares critically engaged inclusive educators to positively impact the lives of learners with diverse abilities. We accomplish this mission by fostering collaborative leadership, responsive pedagogy, and critical consumers of knowledge.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: 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."  Click the link to the Special Education & Inclusive Practices: Academic Department Associate  position (Job ID # 17309) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Dr. Cathy Thorsen;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by July 8, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings will change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: