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Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Date Posted 02/26/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Economics
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The College of Business Administration is one of four colleges at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The CBA consists of six academic departments and one non-academic department which is the Small Business Development Center.

Six of the college’s seven academic programs are housed in an academic department (Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing) except for the International Business program which is managed by the CBA International Business Advisory Committee (IBAC). There are eight majors and seven minors in the undergraduate curriculum. The college also participates in the University of Wisconsin online consortium Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The CBA has an outstanding reputation for the high quality of its faculty, programs, staff, and most importantly its students. The CBA is fully accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – the premier national and international accreditation authority. The college maintains active collaborations within the region and community and with numerous educational institutions in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere.

The College of Business Administration maintains an active Assurance of Learning Program to ensure both the undergraduate and graduate programs are assessed and evaluated on a regular basis to foster successful student learning. The planning and assessment efforts are guided by a task force of knowledgeable and enthusiastic faculty and instructional academic staff. Assurance of Learning supports the AACSB accreditation principles of accountability and continuous improvement.

Position Summary

In light of the COVID 19 pandemic and limited job market offerings for junior economists, the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin — La Crosse is excited to offer a unique opportunity for ABD or new PhD scholars committed to developing as scholars and as teachers. The department is seeking up to two Visiting Assistant Professors to teach three courses per semester with no more than two preparations beginning August 29, 2021. The successful candidate(s) will teach courses in macroeconomics, international economics, and/or econometrics. Class sizes range from 25 to 35 students.

The Department of Economics is housed within the College of Business Administration, an AACSB accredited business school. UWL’s student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1 and 91% of our classes have fewer than 50 students. Our students’ average ACT score is 25. Our faculty have access to support for teaching excellence through our Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning, and the department values innovative teaching methods and skillful use of High Impact Practices.

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.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have or be near completing a doctoral degree in Economics or a related field by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2022.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability and interest in innovative and high quality teaching, a commitment to scholarly research, and a willingness to engage in university and professional service.

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Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

A complete application includes a cover letter addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and research interests, curriculum vita, and three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by reference providers. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by March 31, 2021.

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.

Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.

You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years. https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/download/2018-12-10-UPS-OP-TC-1-Recruitment_FNL.pdf

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Position Contact Name
Dr. John Nunley, Search and Screen Chair
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  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Reference Contact Information
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