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UW-L IAS TITLING SERIES

Developed in conjunction with the Provost’s Office and Human Resources


 
 

LECTURER SERIES

 

Purpose and Use:

Lecturer Title Series provides formal classroom or laboratory instruction in an academic discipline, either independently or under the general supervision of a faculty member.  Effective delivery of instructional material, testing and grading are the primary duties of a lecturer.  The degree of involvement in course and curriculum development, advising and other service to the university differs significantly based on title prefix and departmental policy.  Research is not conducted by employees in this title series as part of their job duties or expectations.

 

 

Associate Lecturer:

An Associate Lecturer is committed to high quality teaching.  Specifically, the instructor will independently teach lecture and/or laboratory courses subject to broad guidelines describing the scope of the subject matter to be taught and the topics to be covered.  Effective classroom delivery, testing and grading are the primary duties expected at this level.  The Associate Lecturer is used primarily for individuals with a post secondary degree and documented certification or license if required by the specific program or department.  Individuals with little or no previous higher education teaching experience will start entry-level employment as an Associate Lecturer.

 

 

Lecturer:

A Lecturer has demonstrated high quality teaching and has a commitment to developing a program of professional development and being a contributing member of the program and department.  An individual at this level has the experience and academic expertise needed to develop and teach lecture and laboratory courses subject to broad guidelines describing the subject matter to be covered.  The specific topics to be covered and the degree of topic emphasis can be left to the independent judgment of the Lecturer.  A Lecturer may also be involved in instruction related activities including developing course materials, advising,  curriculum development, participation in departmental outreach programs, etc.  Professional development and service activities are typical at this level, however, the primary responsibility of the Lecturer is teaching.  The Lecturer title is used primarily for individuals with four years of full time teaching experience in higher education.  The Lecturer would normally hold a masters degree and documented certification or license if required by the specific program or department.

 

 

Senior Lecturer:

A Senior Lecturer has extensive teaching experience and subject matter expertise in an academic discipline.  In addition to the qualities noted at lower levels, a Senior Lecturer has gained a reputation among peers for demonstrably sustained superior teaching contributions.  A Senior Lecturer can be independent in selection, organization and development of course content, instructional materials, teaching approaches, and course assessment.  Professional development and service activities are expected, however, the primary responsibility of the Senior Lecturer is teaching.  The Senior Lecturer title is used primarily for individuals with 6 years full time teaching in higher education.  The Senior Lecturer would normally hold an advanced degree and documented certification or license if required by the specific program or department.

 

 

Distinguished Lecturer:

A Distinguished Lecturer has extensive teaching experience and advanced knowledge and skills.  The expertise of a Distinguished Lecturer is commonly recognized by peers and through a reputation that extends beyond the program or department.  In addition to the qualities noted at the lower levels, a Distinguished Lecturer is expected to develop new approaches, methods or techniques to resolve problems with little or no expert guidance.  A Distinguished Lecturer can be expected to guide or train other academic staff or to oversee their work.  The Distinguished Lecturer title is used primarily for individuals with ten years of full-time teaching in higher education.  The Distinguished Lecturer will normally hold a terminal degree related to the discipline and documented certification or license if required by the specific program or department. This title is rarely used.

 

 

  

 

CLINICAL PROFESSOR SERIES

 

Purpose and Use:

Many of the staff in the Health Professions area do not meet the traditional model of tenure-track faculty, but they meet the accreditation standards in these areas that require a practitioner/teacher model.  To address this, the Clinical Professor title series has been approved and is in use at UW-L for members of the instructional academic staff in the Health Professions programs where a large component of the program and accreditation requires the employee to be heavily involved in ongoing practice and maintenance of current skills in the delivery of patient services, as well as teaching and supervising students in the program.  While teaching is the main focus, time allocated to research and/or clinical practice will vary.

 

 

Clinical Instructor:

A Clinical Instructor is committed to high quality teaching.  Specifically, the instructor will independently teach lecture and/or laboratory courses subject to broad guidelines describing the scope of the subject matter to be taught and the topics to be covered.  Effective classroom delivery, testing and grading are the primary duties expected at this level. The Clinical Instructor title is used primarily for individuals with a post secondary degree and documented certification or license if required by the specific program or department.  Individuals with little or previous higher education teaching experience will start entry-level employment as a Clinical Instructor.

 

 

Clinical Assistant Professor:

A Clinical Assistant Professor has demonstrated high quality teaching and has a commitment to developing a program of professional development and being a contributing member of the program and department.  An individual at this level has the experience and academic expertise needed to develop and teach lecture and laboratory courses subject to broad guidelines describing the subject matter to be covered.  The specific topics to be covered and the degree of topic emphasis can be left to the independent judgment of the Clinical Assistant Professor.  A Clinical Assistant Professor may also be involved in instruction related activities including developing course materials, advising, curriculum development, participation in departmental outreach programs, etc.  Professional development and service activities are typical at this level, however, the primary responsibility of the Clinical Associate Professor is teaching.

     The Clinical Assistant Professor title is used primarily for individuals with four years of full time teaching experience in higher education.  The Clinical Assistant Professor would normally hold a masters degree and documented certification or license if required by the specific program or department.

 

 

Clinical Associate Professor:

A Clinical Associate Professor has extensive teaching experience and subject matter expertise in an academic discipline.  In addition to the qualities noted at lower levels, a Clinical Associate Professor has gained a reputation among peers for demonstrably sustained superior teaching contributions.  A Clinical Associate Professor can be independent in selection, organization and development of course content, instructional materials, teaching approaches, and course assessment.  Professional development and service activities are expected, however, the primary responsibility of the Clinical Associate Professor is teaching. The Clinical Associate Professor title is used primarily for individuals with 6 years full time teaching in higher education.   The Clinical Associate Professor would normally hold an advanced post-professional degree and documented certification or license if required by the specific program or department.

 

 

Clinical Professor:

A Clinical Professor has extensive teaching experience and advanced knowledge and skills.  The expertise of a Clinical Professor is commonly recognized by peers and through a reputation that extends beyond the program or department.  In addition to the qualities noted at the lower levels, a Clinical Professor is expected to develop new approaches, methods or techniques to resolve problems with little or no expert guidance.  A Clinical Professor can be expected to guide or train other academic staff or to oversee their work. The Clinical Professor title is used primarily for individuals with ten years of full time teaching in higher education.  The Clinical Professor would normally hold an advanced post-professional degree and documented certification or license if required by the specific program or department.

 

 

Clinical Distinguished Professor:

The title exists for unique individuals with national or international recognition for teaching excellence, discipline expertise, and mentoring/role modeling for others.  There is an expectation of highly advanced knowledge and skills demonstrated by high level of proficiency.  Terminal degree in discipline would generally be required.  This title would be rarely used.