Associate Lecturer - Political Science & Public Administration
La Crosse, WI
Job posting number: #7056827
Posted: April 8, 2019
Job DescriptionDescription of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit
The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH) includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well departments in the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). CASSH/VPA continues the established liberal studies tradition of providing curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.
CASSH/VPA is dedicated to providing quality innovative instruction and creative learning experiences which prepares students for future careers and education. More broadly, such learning allows students to continue to develop meaningful, responsible lives. Graduates of the college will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand complex issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as global citizens, and to discover and apply carefully considered values.
CASSH/VPA faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. CASSH/VPA, through its faculty, students, and curricula, also is dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the college works diligently to establish its membership in the broader community.
The academic community within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and School of Visual and Performing Arts supports a strong general education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and international programs, which together promote lifelong personal and professional learning for every individual who comes through their programs.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for an Associate Lecturer (one-year contract) beginning August 2019 in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.
The 11-member department offers undergraduate majors and minors in both Political Science and Public Administration and offers courses that serve interdisciplinary minors in Ethnic and Racial Studies; International Studies; International Business; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Criminal Justice; and Environmental Studies. The teaching load for this position will be five 3-credit courses each semester.
Minimum qualifications include an MA or PhD in Political Science or a related field, and the ability to teach introductory level political science courses (including American National Government and Comparative Politics).
Preference will be given to applicants who are trained to teach upper level courses in comparative politics. Consideration will also be given for candidates who can teach environmental policy or political participation.