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Latin American and Latinx Studies: Lecturer with Expertise in Latin America and/or Latinx Communities in the U.S. and Sustainability Studies

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Latin American and Latinx Studies

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #20069
  • 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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Latin American and Latinx Studies: Lecturer with Expertise in Latin America and/or Latinx Communities in the U.S. and Sustainability Studies

APPLICATION PRIORITY DATE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1, 2024

POSITION: A full-time, joint-appointed instructional academic staff position is available in the Latin American and Latinx Studies (LAS) program and the department of Public Health and Environmental Studies (PHES); start date negotiable. The candidate should have expertise in contemporary issues related to sustainability and their impact on communities in Latin America or Latinx communities in the US. The official title is in the Lecturer title series. This is a fixed-term, renewable appointment in the LAS program with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Must be work authorized in the United States.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate by August 19, 2024, from a regionally accredited university. ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by the start date. Must have disciplinary expertise in Latin America and/or Latinx related areas and environmental policy and/or sustainable development grounded in a contemporary perspective on the intersections of race, social justice, and the environment. The following will be considered assets: evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level; demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of students, faculty, and staff

DUTIES: Teach classes as assigned, engage in service to the LAS program, and contribute to the University's mission to achieve an equitable, diverse, and inclusive climate. Develop courses and provide instruction informed by current theories and advancements in Latin American and/or Latinx Studies and environmental and/or sustainability policies relating to Latin America and and/or its diaspora in the US and/or related geographic regions and issues. Classes assigned will depend on candidate's expertise, but these might include classes such as: Introduction to Latin American and Latinx Studies, Geography of Latin America, Economic Development of Latin America, Experiences of Minoritized Groups in U.S. Economy, Water Problems/Water Solutions, Sustainable Cities, U.S. Environmental and Sustainability Policy, International Environmental Problems and Policy.

THE UNIT: The Latin American and Latinx Studies program consists of 1.5 staff members (one faculty, one director) and numerous affiliate faculty and staff members from across the university. It is an interdisciplinary program that offers two separate majors, a minor, and a certificate composed of courses housed in the program as well as courses offered by other departments and programs. You can learn more about the program here.  The department of Public Health and Environmental Studies consists of 5.5 staff members (a chair and five faculty including the director of our master's degree) supporting a broad range of academic programs including undergraduate degrees in environmental public health and public health, a Master of Public Health, two interdisciplinary minors in environmental studies and sciences, and a certificate in sustainability and climate. You can learn more about this department here.

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 https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/.

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: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/.  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 Latin American/Latinx Studies: Lecturer position (Job ID # 20069) 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
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:  fernanm@uwec.edu

The priority deadline for applications is April 1, 2024. Screening may continue until position is filled. 

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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