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Assistant Professor in Geology

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Engineering

Position Summary:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Geology. This position will include responsibility for coordinating the geology instruction at the three UW-Platteville campuses (Platteville, Baraboo-Sauk County, and Richland). Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach geology service courses for major programs and geology general education courses at home campus
  • Serve as geology coordinator for the branch campuses
  • Periodically teaching to other campuses via alternative delivery methods
  • Travel to branch campuses as needed (perhaps one to two times per month)
  • Lead curriculum oversight for geology courses
  • Coordinate assessment of geology courses at all campuses
  • Assist in hiring and evaluating academic teaching staff at branch campuses
  • Appropriate professional development/scholarly activity

 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum:

  • Ph.D. in Geology or a closely related field at the time of employment
  • The ability to teach geology for general education purposes and for major-specific needs
  • Minimum two years teaching experience (teaching assistantships can only count as a maximum of 1 year; must have been lead instructor for 1 year)
  • Experience in developing courses
  • A demonstrated strong commitment to undergraduate education
  • Evidence or aptitude for excellent teaching
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to or experience with diverse populations

Preferred:

  • Experience serving on search committees
  • Experience developing and implementing assessment plans
  • Some professional/field experience
  • Interest in mentoring undergraduate research

 

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Geology has a long history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, stemming from its days as a mining school. Geology facilities include a rich supply of minerals and other geologic materials in an established geology laboratory. Geological science courses are currently taken by Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Reclamation, Environment, and Conservation students, and some Agriculture and Education students, in addition to students who take geology as a general education course. Geology also has a strong history at the Baraboo/Sauk and Richland campuses. Both of these campuses have fully equipped geology labs. Baraboo/Sauk has a geology club.

 

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department currently consists of fifteen tenure/tenure track faculty members and three instructional academic staff, and graduates approximately 100 students per year.  The department offers ABET accredited undergraduate degrees in both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Geology is a critical component of the ABET accreditation requirements.

 

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 

Application Deadline:

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by January 14, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references. At least two of these should be able to address the candidate’s teaching
  • A separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience. This should include discussion of experience with or philosophy towards alternative/distance teaching
  • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Dr. Christina Curras at currasc@uwplatt.edu

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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