The Department of Global Cultures and Languages at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse—a department committed to high-impact pedagogical practices, diversity, equity, and cultural competency—invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in German Studies and German/French Education.
This position includes responsibilities associated with World Language Education, and may include teaching world language education methods courses, leading field experience courses, and supervising teacher candidates in their field placements, as well as supporting student teachers through supervision and student teaching seminar. This position holds a start date of August 26, 2019.
All faculty in Global Cultures and Languages at UW-La Crosse teach 12 credits (3-4 courses) per semester. In addition, faculty at UW-La Crosse advise undergraduate students, participate in service activities at departmental, college, and university levels and maintain a progressing research trajectory.
This position is affiliated with the School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education (EPC) and the dean of the EPC will provide feedback regarding hiring and personnel reviews to the department. School of Education affiliated faculty are expected to be engaged in service and scholarly activities that inform and enhance the work they do with prospective teachers. Some additional work hours outside the academic school year may be required in order to align duties with the PK-12 school year.
UW-La Crosse’s School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus.
Faculty members in this position collaborate with the Department of Educational Studies on advising and curriculum related issues.
General position summary statement for UWL faculty positions:
Under general supervision of department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. The individual is expected to maintain an active, on-going program of scholarship appropriate to the discipline. In addition, this individual will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.
Should have or be near to completing a doctorate degree in Second Language Acquisition, German Language, German Cultural Studies, German Linguistics, German Education, or a related field by August 26, 2019. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2020.
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in U.S. PK-12 schools or equivalent.
Demonstrated expertise specifically related to German and/or French education, that in part or in whole informs and enhances the work they do with prospective teachers.
Maintain an active research agenda.
Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in German and English
Candidates must also have a demonstrated proficiency in French.
The successful candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of German courses at all levels and will have experience with content-based foreign language instruction.
In addition, we seek a colleague who can expand our departmental offerings by developing courses in one of the following areas: 1) German for professional purposes (e.g., business, science and health, translation studies, etc.); and/or 2) minority cultures, social justice, diversity, advocacy, and community engagement in the German-speaking world; and/or 3) online, hybrid, and distance-learning in the foreign language classroom; 4) experience with or interest in service-learning education or internships abroad are also desirable.
Experience in teacher education at the college level related to world languages.
Experience as a cooperating teacher and/or with student teaching supervision.
Experience working in a professional learning community.
Experience modeling inclusive practices.
Experience with standards-based teacher preparation and performance-based assessments (e.g. edTPA, InTASC standards).
Teaching experience at multiple developmental levels.
Applicants must provide a CV, a cover letter which addresses their teaching philosophy, and a list of 4 references including telephone numbers of recommenders. Please see our website for full details.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 5218
About University of Wisconsin
The College of Liberal Studies (CLS) includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well as the School of Arts and Communication. CLS continues the established liberal studies tradition of providing many curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree.CLS is dedicated to providing quality instruction and learning experiences which prepare students for future education or careers and meaningful, responsible lives by fostering a climate of intellectual curiosity and creativity. Graduates of the college will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand global issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as citizens, and to discover and apply worthwhile values.CLS faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. CLS, through its faculty, students, and curricula, also is dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the college establishes its membership in the broader community.T...he academic community within the College of Liberal Studies 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.All faculty in Global Cultures and Languages at UW-La Crosse teach 12 credits (3-4 courses) per semester. In addition, faculty at UW-La Crosse advise undergraduate students, participate in service activities at departmental, college, and university levels and maintain a progressing research trajectory.UW-La Crosse’s School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus.
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