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Lecturer - Department of Geography

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Work type: Academic Staff - 9 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Geography, Social Sciences

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
Instructional Academic Staff

Position Summary:

The Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a Lecturer for the 2020–2021 academic year with expertise in at least three of the following areas:

1. Regional Geography
2. Physical Geography
3. Sustainability
4. Social and Environmental Justice
5. GIS

The effective date of appointment is August 24, 2020.

Responsibilities:

This is a teaching-focused position which will prepare and teach four classes per semester from among current offerings in the areas noted below with opportunity for both in-person and online offerings to accommodate the uncertainty of the current COVID-19 pandemic. One of these courses is an alternative delivery offering of World Regional Geography for the fall 2020 semester, while the remaining courses will be determined in collaboration with the Department Chair.

1. Regional Geography
2. Physical Geography
3. Sustainability
4. Social and Environmental Justice
5. GIS

University of Wisconsin-Platteville emphasizes the role of undergraduate research as a powerful approach to teaching and the candidate may also propose a small research seminar. Our department has a strong tradition of providing field experiences and hands-on research opportunities to undergraduate students, particularly for students from groups underrepresented in science and higher education. The ideal candidate will continue these traditions in their teaching.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

1) Masters or PhD in Geography, Environmental Science, or closely related field; 2) clear ability and interest in contributing to the department’s emphasis on exceptional undergraduate education through high-impact practices, particularly field experiences and/or undergraduate research; and
3) a demonstrated commitment to diversity in teaching, professional conduct, and student mentoring

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The Department of Geography offers three degrees, a B.A. and B.S. in Geography and a B.S. in Environmental Science and Conservation, along with minors in Environmental Science, Social and Environmental Justice, Geography, and GIS, and certificates in Social and Environmental Justice and GIS. The Department includes four tenure-line faculty positions and two instructional academic staff positions.

Our teaching and research facilities are exceptional and include ample teaching space, excellent natural science laboratories, a field equipment room that provides easy access for loading gear and equipping student groups, and a beautiful outdoor laboratory provided by the 300 acre campus grounds that include extensive open space, woodlands, a meandering stream, a restored native prairie, and a 97-acre natural area that includes the geologically and biologically rich Platte Mound. Our department is home to the Tree-Ring, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Laboratory (TREES Lab), which will move into a 2000+ ft2, newly renovated laboratory space in 2021. The TREES Lab is fully equipped for research in tree-ring, wood anatomy, charcoal, soil, and sediment analysis.

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 7,000 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 July 22, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Two sample syllabi developed for the courses proposed above or drawn from past teaching experience

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Contact information for three professional references

    For questions regarding the Department curricula please contact the Department Chair:
    Dr. Chris Underwood, (608) 342-7124       

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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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.

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