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Barron County Campus: Faculty in English and Writing

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #17421
  • 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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Barron County Campus: Faculty in English and Writing

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in English and Writing at UW-Eau Claire--Barron County, the two-year branch campus located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. The campus seeks a dynamic candidate who is committed to teaching excellence and working with first- and second-year students. Aligned with the recently completed campus strategic plan, the campus also seeks individuals who are committed to incorporating student-centered, experiential learning opportunities, ranging from service learning to undergraduate research, into the curriculum


This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, August 22, 2022; subsequent years of the probationary appointment are contingent on performance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in English or related field by August 24, 2022.  (ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2022.)  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.  Ability to teach introductory and selected advanced-level courses that are aligned with the university’s Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and with the needs of students pursuing baccalaureate programs at UW-Eau Claire.  Commitment to ongoing professional development and maintaining an active scholarly program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 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 writing assessment;
  • Experience with digital media/multimodal composition/21st century literacies;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and anti-racism.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The successful candidate will teach 12 credits each semester. The candidate will teach introductory courses in English and writing based on student/program needs and selected upper-level English courses in accordance with the candidate’s specialization.  A primary duty will be participation in the first-year writing program, the Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing (https://www.uwec.edu/academics/blugold-seminar/). The assignment may 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.

The candidate will also participate in professional development and maintain an active scholarly program and engage in service to the department, campus, University and profession.

DEPARTMENT: The Barron County campus consists of 7 full-time faculty along with 20 adjunct instructors. The successful candidate will have a tenure home at the UW-Eau Claire--Barron County campus and will be a member of the UW-Eau Claire English department.

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 through its commitment to teaching, interdisciplinarity, and access 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 of the main campus of 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. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire website: www.uwec.edu/employment. 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 on Barron County Campus: Faculty in English and Writing (search #17421) and follow the steps under “To Apply” in the frame on the right. Applications will not be considered complete unless all required documents are submitted (in pdf format):

  • Letter of application, including a statement of your teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • In addition, one confidential letter of recommendation that specifically addresses your teaching abilities will need to be sent to Susan Kleusch at kleuscse@uwec.edu. Please indicate “English and Writing Assistant Professor– Last Name, First Name” in the subject line.

If you have application questions, please email Dr. Troy Kozma, Academic Chair of the Barron County campus, at kozmata@uwec.edu.

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on October 15, 2021; however, screening will continue until position is filled. 

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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: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.