Position Opening:

 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.


Facts about UW-La Crosse

UW-L is 'best university': U.S. News ranking is No. 2 in Midwest
UW-L has moved up a notch to the No. 2 best regional university in the Midwest. And, UW-L has been recognized for its strong commitment to teaching.

U.S.News & World Report’s rankings for 2011 once again placed UW-L as the state’s top ranked public — and private — university in the Best Regional Universities Listing in the magazine’s “2011 America’s Best Colleges.” Among all public and private institutions, UW-L moved up three spots to No. 14.

Last year, UW-L was No. 3 in the rankings behind No. 1 Truman State University and the University of Northern Iowa, which fell to No. 3 for 2011. UW-L has appeared prominently on the U.S.News list for more than a decade — and among the top three Midwest institutions since 2002.

Among the criteria against which schools were judged are acceptance and retention rates, academic reputation, and academic qualifications of incoming students.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has also rated UW-L highly in its ranking of "Best Values in Public Colleges."

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La Crosse, Wisconsin: A Great Place to Live

Forbes ranks La Crosse 16th among small metro areas
Forbes magazine has ranked La Crosse 16th out of 168 smaller metropolitan areas, in its annual ranking of the best cities for business and careers. Inc. Magazine ranked La Crosse as the 17th-best small metro area in the nation for doing business.

La Crosse 16th on 'Smart Places to Live' list
La Crosse placed 16th in a "50 Smart Places to Live" ranking of American cities released this week by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. The rankings appear in the magazine's June 2006 issue.
"It certainly doesn't surprise me," said James Hill, executive director of the La Crosse Area Development Corp. "The La Crosse area has garnered a number of similar kinds of accolades from a variety of sources. So it's a continuation of acknowledging the quality of the place we call the La Crosse area. It's very reassuring."

La Crosse 7th safest area in U.S.
The area of La Crosse and Minnesota's Houston County have been ranked as the nation's seventh-safest metropolitan area for 2005 by a private research firm, based on crime statistics. The La Crosse-Houston County area moved up three spots from 2004 in the Morgan Quitno Press rankings, which have been published annually for 12 years.

City's crime among nation's lowest
La Crosse's lowest crime rate in 20 years has placed the city among the nation's safest small metropolitan areas, according to a recent study. BestPlaces.com's list of "America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime" ranks La Crosse 16th among the 117 cities of less than 200,000 people.

La Crosse ranks No. 5 for lesbians
A national lesbian magazine has chosen La Crosse as the fifth best place in the nation for lesbians to live, with Madison ranking first. The designation, by Girlfriends magazine, a 75,000-circulation monthly based in San Francisco, might have more to do with the communities' general quality of life than its lesbian population.

La Crosse named a top city to do business in
The May issue of Inc. Magazine ranks La Crosse as the nation's 15th best place for doing business.
Reno, Nev., ranked first in the nation, and Green Bay, Wis., ranked fourth, in the "Best Cities for Doing Business in America" list in the issue, which will be at newsstands next Tuesday, Inc. officials said. La Crosse and Green Bay were the only Wisconsin metro areas ranked in the top 20.
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