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Geology Instructor - UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County

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Work type: Academic Staff - 9 Month
Location: Baraboo
Categories: Engineering

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County invites applications for an instructor of Geology for Fall 2019. Appointment rank is dependent upon educational level and teaching experience. This position has the potential for renewal in future semesters.

 

Courses currently available Fall 2019:

GEOLOGY 1140 Physical Geology

Lecture (Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00-9:50 am) and Lab (Fri 2:00-4:50 pm)

The physical and chemical earth, materials of the earth's crust and interior, their compositions, distributions, origins, and the processes that modify them; minerals and rocks; interpretation of topographic maps and aerial photographs;

 

GEOLOGY 1690 Environmental Geology

Lecture (Tue, Thur, 2:00-3:15 pm) and Lab (Wed 2:00-3:50 pm)

The physical environment and our interaction with it. Emphasis on earth processes affecting humans, such as flooding, erosion, groundwater, landslides and earthquakes. The impact of humans upon the environment along with the application of the science of geology to these impacts. Air, water and soil pollution studied from a physical-chemical standpoint. The depletion of energy and mineral resources and the need for humans to design with nature.

 

Starting Date: Contract begins on August 21, 2019, classes begin September 3, 2019.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach introductory level Geology courses
  • Collaborate with faculty on course design and departmental responsibilities
  • Perform required course administration including grading and assessment
  • Provide student support, including holding office hours

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications: Candidate should have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Geology or equivalent. Teaching experience at the University level is strongly desired.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information:

Geology has a long history at all three of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campuses. The Baraboo Sauk County campus has a fully equipped geology lab and a geology club. UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is located in the city of Baraboo, 45 minutes north of Madison, and is surrounded by the beautiful Baraboo hills and adjacent to Devil’s Lake State Park.

Geology at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville is part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.  The 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.  Geology courses are also be taken by students from all majors as part of the general education requirements.

 

 

Baraboo Campus Information:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is proud to be your local UW campus! As part of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, we offer the foundation coursework for over 200 majors, along with a wide range of collaborative, non-credit, and special programs.

At the Baraboo Sauk County campus, you get all the benefits of a small, liberal arts college, along with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin-Platteville. We provide a supportive environment where you can work directly with professors who are dedicated to teaching. That, along with a wide range of outstanding academic and co-curricular options, makes UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.

Just a short drive from Devil’s Lake State Park, Madison, and Wisconsin Dells, our campus is surrounded in natural beauty, history, and culture. Take some time to explore our website and learn more about us, or stop by and pay us a visit! We think you'll like what you see.

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application describing your teaching qualifications and teaching philosophy in the context of our needs;
  • A current resume;
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references familiar with the applicant’s academic career and teaching experience; and
  • Unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

 Dr. Stephen Swallen at 608-355-5226

Include the term “Geology Instructor” in the subject line.

 

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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