Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Geology - UW Baraboo/Sauk County

published Dec 20, 2012 9:34am
University of Wisconsin Colleges

University of Wisconsin – Baraboo/Sauk County

The Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geology at its UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus to start in the fall of 2013.

Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph.D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment.

As teacher-scholars, we seek candidates with experience as an instructor of university freshman-sophomore level courses, experience teaching and engaging a diverse population (race, social class, age) of students, and a commitment to continuing professional development. Knowledge and interest in instructional technology is also desired. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development and participation in campus and institutional service. Given that the Baraboo area includes an extraordinary array of geologic features (including, the Baraboo Bluffs, nearby Devil's Lake is a glacial lake remnant, the campus is located on a glacial moraine, and we are on the edge of the Driftless Region) that has, for over 150 years, served as an ideal natural laboratory for teaching fundamental geological principles, a candidate with a research focus on Wisconsin and/or the Upper Midwest Region of North America would be ideal.

The successful candidate will regularly teach introductory courses in Geology with additional courses in the candidate's area of interest (see the course catalogue at http://www.uwc.edu/catalog/courses/). The academic year teaching load is 12 to 14 contact hours per semester, with no more than three course preparations per semester. Faculty members are also encouraged to teach a section of LEC 100: First-Year Seminar and to teach blended (½ face-to-face and ½ online) courses.

The Campus
Offering the Associate of Arts and Science degree and several collaborative bachelor degree opportunities, the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus provides a University of Wisconsin academic experience - with challenging coursework, top-notch support systems, and high-quality co-curricular opportunities. UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is located on 68 hillside acres on the northwest side of Baraboo. Just a short drive from Madison and Wisconsin Dells, the campus is part of a region that is rich in beauty, history, and culture. UW-Baraboo/Sauk County maintains an enrollment of approximately 600 students, about 30% of whom are age 22 and older. The majority of UW-Baraboo/Sauk County students come from Sauk, Columbia, Dane, Adams, and Juneau counties. For more information, please visit the campus online at http://www.baraboo.uwc.edu.

The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus is one of 13 campuses that comprise the UW Colleges. We seek candidates who share our passion for teaching and engaging a diverse freshman-sophomore student population through proven, successful, creative, and technological resources, techniques, and methodologies. Our faculty contributes to the academic and civic life of the campus through civic engagement, public scholarship, service learning, interdisciplinary studies, and initiatives that engage students in their first year. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development and participation in campus and institutional service.

The University of Wisconsin Colleges
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor's degree. The UW Colleges will also soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses. See http://www.uwc.edu for more information about the UW Colleges.


Applicants are required to apply online

All application materials must be submitted electronically at the time of application. UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: 1) a letter of interest, 2) current vita, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and 5) names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three individuals familiar with your academic career and/or teaching experience who will act as references. Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted, if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.

For assured consideration, all required application materials must be received by Monday, January 14, 2013.

This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

Salary & Compensation:
Starting salary is $43,000 (9 month academic year). Summer session may occasionally offer additional opportunities for additional compensation. An outstanding benefits package is included with the appointment.

Questions may be addressed to:
UW Colleges Department of Geography and Geology Chair, Karl Byrand, Ph.D., at karl.byrand@uwc.edu, (920) 459-6619.

Other Information
UW Colleges values diversity and inclusion. We define Inclusive Excellence as "the intentional engagement of the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, needs, experience, and circumstance in order to maximize success." We value diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

A background check will be conducted for all finalist candidates.
Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.