The Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is searching for two individuals to join our team! We invite applications for two full-time, 9-month, tenure track assistant professor positions. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science has an extensive, dynamic, inclusive, and well-supported faculty. We invite you to become a member of our team to educate our outstanding students in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE). The PETE program at UW-La Crosse is nationally known for a standard-based curriculum, comprehensive clinical experiences, field experiences within a professional development school model and visionary faculty. This individual will teach in our undergraduate and graduate PETE programs. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science values diversity in our faculty and student body and is engaged in sincere efforts to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. The position will start on August 27, 2018.
Under general supervision of the department chair, persons in these positions are responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face- to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students' work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individuals are expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship appropriate to the discipline. In addition, these individuals will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.
We are seeking candidates with expertise to teach courses in one or more of the following areas:
· adventure education
· outdoor pursuits
· pedagogy/teaching methods in elementary physical education
· physical education curriculum and instruction
· assessment in physical education
· diversity in physical education
These positions are affiliated with the School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education (EPC) and the dean of the EPC will provide feedback regarding hiring and personnel reviews to the department. School of Education affiliated faculty are expected to be engaged in service and scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers. Some additional work hours outside the academic school year may be required in order to align duties with the PK-12 school year. UW-La Crosse's EPC is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus. Faculty members in this position collaborate with the Department of Educational Studies on advising and curriculum related issues.
· Candidates for the appointment should have or be near completing a doctorate degree in Physical Education Pedagogy (or closely related field) by August 27, 2018. ABD candidates will be considered, however degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2019.
· Three years teaching experience in U.S. PK-12 schools.
Preferred Qualifications for Position One:
· Experience and understanding of standards based teacher preparation (ex: edTPA, InTASC).
· Experience with physical education student teaching supervision.
· Experience working within a professional development school model.
· Experience working in a professional learning community.
Preferred Qualifications for Position Two:
· All of preferred qualifications for Position One
· Top Rope Management Certification (ex: Professional Climbing Guides Institute, American Climbing Institute, American Mountain Guides Association, professional Climbing Instructor Association)
· Minimum certification of Level 2 (Association of Challenge Course Technology) Certification
· Challenge Course Management
Applications will be reviewed starting December 8th, 2017 with continuous review until the positions are filled.
Applicants must provide the following:
· A letter of application addressing the position description
· A complete and up-to-date curriculum vita
· The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references
· Unofficial copies of post-secondary transcripts from all degree granting institutions.
If you have questions pertaining to these positions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Deb Sazama at 608-785-8183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about these positions and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. 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 recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
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Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.