Sunday, July 19, 2009

61.1 2009 Job Market

Institution: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Location: La Crosse, WI
Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature
Posted: 07/15/2009
Application Due: 10/24/2009
Type: Full Time
Founded in 1909, UW-L is one of 13, four-year institutions in the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 9,000 students. UW-L offers a wide array of undergraduate programs and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies (including the Schools of Education and Arts & Communication); Science and Health; and Business Administration. The university is consistently rated first among the UW System comprehensives in terms of first year student ACT scores, class rankings and retention rates.

We are an inclusive learning community that values the varying perspectives that come with diverse faculty, staff and student populations. We strongly encourage our students to broaden their perspectives through international experiences and diversity-related courses and programming, and support faculty and staff in international teaching, research, and service.

We are proud of our diversity and believe students, faculty, and staff all are enriched by our exposure to differing ideas, opinions and cultures. We strive to be a leader in Wisconsin's movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. For example, we routinely assess the campus climate and have conducted an equity study to explore how diverse students, faculty, and staff experience UW-L. We believe that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving excellence as a nationally recognized institution of higher education. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The city of La Crosse combines the scenic beauty of the Mississippi River and towering bluffs with a diversified economy and educated populace. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and four season recreation.

The English Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, beginning in Fall 2010. We seek applicants with expertise in professional writing, particularly writing in business and organizational contexts. Primary upper level teaching responsibilities will be in the professional writing curriculum and the Rhetoric and Writing major emphasis. Regular General Education teaching assignments are in freshman composition. We seek someone who will help with the expansion and revision of our professional writing minor. Because UWL is an undergraduate teaching institution (4/4 load), we seek a new colleague who is an engaging teacher and scholar with a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

A Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition or Professional Writing or equivalent degree in hand by August 31, 2010 is required.

Multicultural, international, disability, and diversity perspectives in teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development especially welcome; our department has a strong commitment to multicultural and international education, and opportunities exist for curriculum development and reform in these and other areas.

To submit "confidential references" with your Profile and supporting documents for this position, please have the letters mailed to Diana Johnson, English Department, UW-La Crosse, 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI 54601 and indicate recruitment # 0600086 in the cover letter accompanying the reference letter(s). Please also indicate in the reference letter attachment during the online application process, that your letter(s) are being submitted confidentially.

For questions about this position, you may contact:

Susan Crutchfeild at 608-785-8295 or Bryan Kopp at 608-785-6936

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this Faculty position and to apply, please visit

A ll application materials must be received no later than October 24, 2009. Initial interviews by teleconference or phone in early November.
Application Information
Contact: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Online App. Form:

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