The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year around arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UWRF's 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science; Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; 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. More information about the Plant and Earth Science Department is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/PES/Index.cfm
This is a full-time, nine month, tenure-track undergraduate faculty position (100% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant and Earth Science. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interest in and ability to teach courses in various aspects of Applied Environmental Science, as well as introductory (non-major) Environmental Science classes. The Environmental Science program is part of the Plant and Earth Science Department, which includes majors in Conservation, Comprehensive Planning, Crop and Soil Science, Geology, and Horticulture. The ability to interact and collaborate with faculty in this vibrant and interdisciplinary environment, as well as strengthening ties to faculty in related departments, is expected. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, and other funding sources. Appointment Date: August 26, 2013.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Qualifications (Required): The following items are required within potential candidates:
Qualifications (Preferred): The following attributes are highly desirable within potential candidates:
To Apply: ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Address inquiries to:
Dr. Kerry Keen, Committee Chair
Department of Plant and Earth Science
Deadline to Apply: Review of Applications will begin on March 8, 2013. For full consideration, applicants must submit all required materials by this date. Materials NOT submitted electronically cannot be considered - https://jobs.uwrf.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/
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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.
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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.
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