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Assistant Professor of English and Professional Writing

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Platteville
Categories: Humanities

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of English and Professional Writing, beginning August 15, 2020. The successful candidate will join a large, vibrant Humanities program with strengths in English education, professional and creative writing, and languages and literature.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach 12 credits of writing courses per semester
  • Develop coursework for English majors with Professional Writing Emphasis
  • Act as Professional Writing liaison between English Program and wider University community

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree (Ph.D.) in English or related field or ABD
  • A record of scholarship/professional activity
  • At least one-year teaching experience at the college level
  • Ability to teach first-year writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in two of the following areas: STEM writing and editing; technical writing; business writing; digital media and design

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: 

The English program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a part of a large, vibrant humanities program, with strengths in many areas, including professional writing, creative writing, film, literature, and education. Each year, the department sponsors a number of visiting writer readings, student readings, and the Thomas Hickey Creative Writing Festival. Additionally, the English program partners with the Writing Center to find outstanding College Writing essays for the yearly publication of Stylus: Anthology of College Writing.

 

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 December 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications;
  • A current curriculum vitae; and
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

 

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            James Romesburg, Search Committee Chair, 608-342-1926

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.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

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 may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

Diversity Statement

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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