The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.
This position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track undergraduate faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of English, TESOL, and Modern Languages. Excellent undergraduate teaching is the priority, but service and scholarship are also expected. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interests and ability to teach Spanish courses in all levels of language, as needed, surveys in Peninsular or Latin American literature and civilization, according to expertise, as well as the educator preparation courses of Spanish Phonetics and Phonology and foreign language teaching methods. Anticipated Appointment date: August 19, 2019.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Combined, Service and Scholarship comprise approximately 20%
D. by start of contract
Demonstrated excellence in teaching
Near-native fluency in Spanish and English
Ability to teach all levels of undergraduate language courses
Ability to teach Peninsular literature/culture courses or Latin American literature/culture courses
Ability to teach phonetics
Ability to teach foreign language teaching methods
K-12 teaching experience or a K-12 teaching license
Familiarity with or interest in bilingual education and especially the teaching of reading in Spanish
Interest and ability to promote education abroad or lead education abroad
Ability to facilitate undergraduate research and teach courses in the Spanish for the Professions Track of the Spanish major.
Deadline to Apply: Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed, or faxed applications. Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by December 20, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
Through its strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, UW-River Falls will vigorously pursue three goals: Distinctive Academic Excellence; Global Education and Engagement; Innovation and Partnerships. In support of our first goal, UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. The university is also interested in applicants who can support and extend our partnerships and initiatives in Asia (particularly China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India) and in Latin America. The university's strategic focus on international education encourages faculty to develop courses/pedagogy that facilitate the transition of international inbound students and out-bound UWRF students and enhance our curricular and programmatic partnerships in these regions.
UW-River Falls Diversity Statement: We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.
UWRF is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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