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Education for Equity and Justice: Assistant/Associate Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Job ID: #17414
  • 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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Education for Equity and Justice: Assistant/Associate Professor

Revised announcement--related to Foundations of Education

The Department of Education for Equity and Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks applicants for three tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor beginning August 22, 2022. We seek candidates who ground their work in issues of equity, power, and privilege through a critical lens to contribute to the department’s goal of developing educators who implement anti-racist pedagogy, culturally responsive pedagogy, and inclusive and equitable practices. Relevant background for the positions includes expertise in two or more issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. A background situated in the inequities facing marginalized youth and/or first-generation college students, as well as commitment to dismantling oppression, is preferred. Successful candidates will be qualified to teach courses in any of the following areas: English learners and TESOL, elementary and middle-level social studies methods, and foundations of education. Work with a growing and collaborative group of teacher educators to provide leadership to the department, the college, the university, the community, and the profession. Participation in high-impact practices such as student-faculty collaborative research and immersion trips would be encouraged.


  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution by August 22, 2022 in EL/TESOL, elementary and middle-level social studies, foundations of education, or a similar field;
  • Current or former teacher licensure in an area of education for grades PK-12 (except foundations of education)
  • Minimum of three years of full-time school teaching experience with students and/or community education
  • Commitment to advancing justice and equity
  • Commitment to teaching undergraduates
  • Commitment to collaboration
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Interest and/or experience in teacher preparation

Educators who bring diverse perspectives to the university or who have capacity to mentor and advise students who are members of groups that have been historically and are currently marginalized in the U.S. and in U.S. schools are encouraged to apply.

Duties: Teach courses as assigned in the Department of Education for Equity and Justice; participate in scholarly activities; supervise students in clinical settings; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the university and community; and participate in department, college, and university committee work. Assigned courses are dependent on candidate’s doctoral preparation and experience. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.

Department: The Department of Education for Equity and Justice is committed to preparing collaborative educators to develop and maintain respectful inclusive learning environments as well as understand and respect the identities of their students and families. Our courses and departmental goals prepare future teachers to be leaders in diverse, inclusive educational communities. Our faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching and represent a wide range of scholarly interests. UW-Eau Claire is nationally recognized for student-faculty collaborative research, service learning, and international education, and the department has been a leader in these areas. We encourage people of marginalized communities to apply.

University and Eau Claire Community: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1400 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.

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: 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." Click the link to the Education for Equity and Justice: Assistant/Associate Professor position (Job ID # 17414) 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:

  • a letter of application addressing each of the qualifications above, providing examples as appropriate, and highlighting in particular 1) your practices in teaching courses in any of the three need areas and 2) your past and potential collaboration and research activities;
  • a statement that addresses how your past and potential contributions to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) will advance the department’s and university’s commitment to EDI;
  • a copy of a teaching license (except foundations of education position);
  • an unofficial graduate school transcript;
  • a curriculum vitae; and
  • names and contact information for a minimum of three references.

Direct requests for additional information to:

Linda Brunner
Department of Education for Equity and Justice
Academic Department Associate
College of Education & Human Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: 715.836.2013

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 22, 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).