Assistant Professor, Journalism and New Media Studies
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, College of Liberal Studies, invites applicants for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track Assistant Professor position for a specialist in Rhetoric and Writing, with particular expertise in Journalism and New Media Studies. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a high-ranking comprehensive university specializing in teaching (the load is 4/4). Strong candidates will have a proven pedagogical track record and a desire to teach as strong as their desire to conduct research. Our new colleague will teach upper-level courses in journalism and new media studies, as well as regular assignments in freshman composition and upper-level rhetoric and writing courses. Strong candidates will demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness and strong oral and written communication skills, potential for curriculum development, evidence of/potential for scholarship, commitment to professional service, and interest in development of newly proposed Minor in Journalism and New Media Studies. Preferred secondary specialties include digital culture and new media writing, the rise of modern journalism, multicultural issues in journalism and new media, and international and global news gathering/reporting. The English Department values and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity in curriculum and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals. Candidates must have a PhD in Composition and Rhetoric, Journalism, English, or a comparable field conferred by August 25, 2014.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required, including letter of application; c.v.; teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript(s); and three letters of reference uploaded through the electronic portal. For additional information about this faculty position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/. All application materials must be received by November 15, 2013. Initial interviews will be arranged shortly following preliminary review of candidate files.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. UW-La Crosse is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. If you have a special need for accommodation in the hiring process, please contact Dr. Thomas Pribek, Search and Screen Committee Chair, at 608-785-6934. To learn more about the English Department, visit http://www.uwlax.edu/english.
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.
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