UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Non-Tenure Track Teaching Positions

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls invites applications for full-time and part-time non-tenure track teaching positions in Colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; and Education and Professional Studies.

UW-River Falls is a member of the University of Wisconsin System and is located in west central Wisconsin, on the eastern edge of the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area. UW-River Falls enrolls 6,500 graduate and undergraduate students. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and service are highly valued.

The university is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and 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.

Instructional Academic Staff

UW-River Falls maintains a pool of qualified candidates from which part-time staff may be drawn to fill vacancies on a temporary basis in various departments and disciplines. Successful applicants become members of a pool of temporary instructional academic staff eligible to teach on short notice, based upon the needs of the department, funding, and availability of the prospective staff member. Potential teaching areas include:

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences: Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Studies; Agricultural Education; Agricultural Engineering Technology; Animal and Food Science; Biotechnology; Plant and Earth Science (Geology, Horticulture, Crops/Soils Science, Land Use Planning, Environmental Sciences, Conservation)(e-mail: lisa.owens@uwrf.edumail)
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Art; Biology; Chemistry; English; Geography and Mapping Sciences; History and Philosophy; Journalism; Mathematics; Modern Language (French, German, Spanish); Music; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice; Communication Studies and Theatre Arts (e-mail: mary.foster@uwrf.edumail)
  • College of Business and Economics:  Accounting and Finance; Management and Marketing; Economics; Computer Science and Information Systems
    (e-mail: connie.fassino@uwrf.edumail)
  • College of Education and Professional Studies: Communicative Disorders (graduate & undergraduate); Counseling and School Psychology (graduate only); Health and Human Performance (undergraduate only); Social Work Program; Teacher Education (elementary, middle, secondary education, graduate & undergraduate); Student Teacher Supervision (e-mail: kris.paulson@uwrf.edumail)
  • Interdisciplinary Units: Biotechnology; Marketing Communications; Ethnic Studies; Film Studies; International Studies; Women Studies (e-mail: mary.foster@uwrf.edumail) Special application information

Qualifications

Qualifications for all positions include:

  1. master's or terminal degree (depending on position) in a related discipline;
  2. for most positions, one year of teaching experience (three years at K-12 for supervisors of student teachers and some positions in Education);
  3. experience in area of expertise; and
  4. demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to enhance student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.
Additional academic preparation or experience in specific area may be required in some departments.

To Apply

Submit a resume (or curriculum vitae) and letter of interest specifying:

  1. area(s) of teaching interest,
  2. qualifications, and
  3. statement of experience, including ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures.
  4. Include an unofficial transcript (official copies will be required if hired) and
  5. the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation.
  6. Compensation is based on qualifications, number of courses taught, and available funding.

Electronic applications accepted at college e-mail addresses listed above or mail application materials to the appropriate College at:
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 South Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022

Interdisciplinary Units Applications: Send applications for Interdisciplinary Units to the College of Arts and Sciences. If applying to more than one College, please indicate your choices in your letter of interest and forward application materials to each area individually.

The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and 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

UW-River Falls 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, and the people with disabilities 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.

For a copy of UW-River Falls campus safety information see http://www.uwrf.edu/Police/CampusRecordsCrimes.cfm  call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy. This material includes crime statistics (Annual Security Report) and information on crime prevention, sexual assault and drug/alcohol issues.

Human Resources

216 and 218 North Hall

Hours: Monday-Friday
7:45 a.m. -4:30 p.m.