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Assistant Professor of Geography

Position Deleted on 4/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Manitowoc, WI
Faculty - Science - Geography
Full Time

The Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geography at its UW-Manitowoc campus to start in the fall semester of 2013.


The successful candidate will be a broadly trained geographer and will regularly teach introductory courses in Geography (cultural, world regional, physical, and introduction to GIS, as well as additional courses in the candidate's area of interest. See the course catalogue at ). The academic year teaching load is 12 to 15 contact hours per semester, with no more than three course preparations per semester.

As teacher-scholars, we seek candidates with experience as an instructor of university freshman-sophomore level courses, experience teaching and engaging in diverse population (race, social class, age) of students, and a commitment to continuing professional development. Knowledge and interest in instructional technology is also desired. This tenure-track position requires scholarly activity in the discipline, a commitment to professional development and participation in campus and institutional service.


Ph.D. in Geography or closely related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph.D. is confirmed by the start of the appointment.


Offering the Associate of Arts and Science degree and several collaborative bachelor degree opportunities, the UW-Manitowoc campus provides a University of Wisconsin academic experience - with challenging coursework, top-notch support systems, and high-quality co-curricular opportunities. UW-Manitowoc is located on 40 beautiful acres along the shore of Lake Michigan on the southeast side of Manitowoc. With the completion of major renovations and the addition of a performing arts building, UW-Manitowoc has three, connected, multi-functional buildings, housing classrooms, science and computer laboratories, a student commons and cafeteria, a gymnasium, a 350-seat theatre, and a library. The campus serves over 600 students from the surrounding counties in a college environment that provides for small classes and individualized student attention. Manitowoc, along with the adjacent community of Two Rivers, creates a population of approximately 50,000 people. It is within easy driving of the urban centers of Green Bay and Milwaukee. Visit the UW-Manitowoc site at

The UW-Manitowoc campus is one of 13 campuses that comprise the UW Colleges. We seek candidates who share our passion for teaching and engaging a diverse freshman-sophomore student population through proven, successful, creative, and technological resources, techniques, and methodologies. Our faculty contributes to the academic and civic life of the campus through civic engagement, public scholarship, service learning, interdisciplinary studies, and initiatives that engage students in their first year.


The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelors degree. The UW Colleges will also soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses. See for more information about the UW Colleges.


UW Colleges values diversity and inclusion. We define Inclusive Excellence as 'the intentional engagement of the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, needs, experience, and circumstance in order to maximize success.' We value diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.

Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


For assured consideration, application with all required materials must be received electronically by Feb 4, 2013.

This position will remain posted until filled. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.


Salary & Compensation:
Starting salary is $43,000 (9 month academic year). Summer session may occasionally offer additional opportunities for additional compensation. An outstanding benefits package is included with the appointment.

Questions may be addressed to: UW Colleges Department of Geography and Geology Chair, Karl Byrand, Ph.D., at, (920) 459-6619.


Applicants are required to apply online. All application materials must be submitted electronically at the time of application. UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: 1) a letter of interest, 2) current vita, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and 5) names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three individuals familiar with your academic career and/or teaching experience who will act as references. Student evaluations of teaching may also be submitted, if available. ABD candidates should also provide evidence of the advanced status of their dissertation.
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
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