The Department of Biology in the College of Science and Health at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse invites applications for an academic year, tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor. Our new colleague will participate in teaching multiple lectures and/or labs per semester, with an emphasis on our Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Ichthyology courses. The successful candidate may also teach other core courses or existing upper level elective courses depending on expertise and will be encouraged to develop elective courses to complement existing curriculum. We expect our new colleague to develop an externally funded research program and direct undergraduate and graduate (MS) research in fish ecology. We seek engaging teachers and scholars with a strong commitment to undergraduate education to serve as inspirational mentors and role models for students with diverse career goals and backgrounds.
A Ph.D. in a biological science is required by the application date. Evidence of scholarly activity in fish ecology and prior college teaching experience are also required. Experience with disadvantaged students and/or diverse populations is desirable. As an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer, UW-La Crosse is engaged in an effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. Women, persons of color, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Academic year salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Start date is August 26, 2019.
Enhanced by its proximity to the Mississippi River, UW-La Crosse has long been recognized as an international leader in aquatic science instruction, outreach, and research. Through its River Studies Center, UW-La Crosse provides students, staff, and faculty opportunities for educational and intellectual exchange with several co-located state and federal aquatic resource/science centers including the USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center and the USFWS La Crosse Fish Health Center.
UW-La Crosse is nationally renowned as a comprehensive university with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research. Coupled with the beautiful surroundings of the region, UW-La Crosse offers a stellar environment for professional and personal achievement.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references (letters of recommendation may be requested later in the review process) to https://employment.uwlax.edu. Electronic applications should be received by September 21, 2018 to ensure full consideration, although applications may be reviewed until the job is filled. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Eric Strauss (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Search and Screen Committee.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position 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 26 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.
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.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) 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, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.