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Lecturer of Chemistry (Baraboo)

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Work type: Academic Staff - 9 Month Terminal
Location: Baraboo-Sauk County
Categories: Chemistry/Physics

Position Summary:

The department of Chemistry within the College of Engineering, Mathematics & Science at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County seeks a Lecturer to instruct undergraduate courses. This is a part-time, 9-month position, with an anticipated start date of August 26, 2024.

Teaching duties include preparing course materials, developing syllabi, teaching both classroom and activity-based courses, preparing, administering, and grading of exams and assignments, and holding office hours.

As a member of the campus community for UW-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.

Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate is expected to excel in teaching at the first-year undergraduate level. Additional responsibilities include holding appropriate office hours, responding to student and colleague email, and performing the required duties of course administration. This includes development of syllabi, grading, lab set-up and cleanup, course preparation and management, assessment and reporting tasks.
  • Courses for the 2024-25 year include CHEMISTRY 1150 General Chemistry I with Math Development during Fall 2024, and CHEMISTRY 1240 General Chemistry II during Spring 2025. These courses have been designed to integrate first year General Chemistry with the math, graphing, and critical thinking skills required for first year Chemistry.
  • Serve as initial point of contact for students as it relates to specific course or series content and expectations, and demonstrate responsibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students and department.
  • Contribute to department meetings, projects, or initiatives in a collaborative manner with faculty and staff to achieve departmental goals.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the department.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Master’s degree (or higher) in Chemistry or closely related field.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in classroom and laboratory teaching.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and responsiveness to the needs of the students and department.
  • Great time management skills to maximize teaching and other duties assigned.
  • Able to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to achieve department goals.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 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.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal. 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 current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

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.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

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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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