University of Wisconsin-Stout – Lecturer

Position Title: Lecturer

Organization: University of Wisconsin-Stout

Location: Menomonie, WI

Posted Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Application Due Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Position Description:

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

LECTURER

A lecturer position is available in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling. This appointment is a renewable, nine-month, full-time position at the Instructional Academic Staff level beginning August 20, 2018. Summer contracts are offered when available.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum / Required
• Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or a closely related area (graduate course work in rehabilitation and counseling must be evident)
• Eligibility for Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification
• Two years paid work experience serving a wide range of persons with disabilities in public or community settings, not including practicum and/or internship experiences

Highly Desired

• Candidates who possess a doctorate or doctoral candidacy
• Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level
• A record of professional productivity

RESPONSIBILITIES
The lecturer primarily will teach undergraduate courses that support the Rehabilitation and Counseling Department programs. All instructional staff are encouraged to use a variety of instructional technology and delivery methods, and participate in the university’s online learning environment, which includes the Learn@Stout learning management system. The position is expected to contribute expertise to student learning in a variety of areas including one or more of the following: criminal justice, psychosocial aspects of disabilities, job placement, community resources, and introduction of rehabilitation. Applicants should be comfortable with infusing diversity and inclusivity issues into the curriculum.

A full-time teaching load for a lecturer is 15 credits per semester and may include supervision of practicum/internship experiences. The specific teaching assignment is dependent on departmental needs and individual expertise. Instructional academic staff members are expected to participate in departmental governance, curriculum development, recruitment, student advisement, professional service activities, course and/or program assessment practices, and early alert and other student success initiatives as requested. In addition, Instructional Academic Staff members work with the Disability Services office (http://uwstout.edu/disability) to foster an inclusive learning environment, when students disclose the need for learning accommodations.

Additional responsibilities include: communicate directly with the Department Chair regarding available course resources (textbooks, e-books, student expenses, etc.) and resource request timelines/procedures established by the university; provide course syllabi to the Department Chair and students, ensure that the syllabi align with the officially approved course curriculum, and includes instructor contact information; schedule and maintain office hours and/or online availability for students in alignment with departmental expectations; provide grades following the process/timeline established by the registrar; attend department meetings as requested; and review and comply with expectations of instructional academic staff, as outlined in the Faculty/Academic Staff/Limited Appointees Handbook (FASLAH) https://www.uwstout.edu/hr/upload/Unclassified-Handbook-Master.pdf.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
The Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling supports a bachelor’s program in rehabilitation services, a bachelor’s program in criminal justice and rehabilitation, a master’s degree program in rehabilitation counseling (including an online degree program), and a master’s degree program in clinical mental health counseling. There are 11 full-time faculty positions in this department. In addition, the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute offers opportunities for collaborative research and community-based service.

CAMPUS INFORMATION
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system–it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities. Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm. Facts and data about the university: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/facts.cfm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

• Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
• Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: http://www.uwstout.edu/police/clery.cfm

How to Apply

Go to: http://jobs.uwstout.edu/

Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:
1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
2. Curriculum Vita
3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
4. Unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required at time of hire)

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2018. Screening of applications will begin February 1st and may continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Debra Homa, Ph.D.
Phone: 715-232-1113
Email: homad@uwstout.edu

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Julie Harmon
Phone: 715-232-2125
Email: harmonj@uwstout.edu

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

Organization Website: www.uwstout.edu