The Environmental Studies Program in the College of Liberal Studies at the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse is soliciting qualified candidates for the position of Associate Lecturer.
This is a full time (100%) academic year position beginning August 25, 2014. Environmental
Studies is an interdisciplinary minor at the university, which includes courses in the humanities,
social and natural sciences. The Program takes an interdisciplinary approach to
environmental education, and our minors include students from departments across the
university. Duties of this position include teaching multiple sections of our Introduction to
Environmental Studies course and upper level topics courses in environmental studies.
Additional responsibilities include serving as a liaison to other environmental organizations and
committees at UW-L, and initiating and maintaining events and gatherings geared toward
Environmental Studies minors and prospective minors. Required Qualifications: Master's
degree (doctorate preferred) in environmental studies or a related area with appropriate
experience; commitment to quality classroom instruction (prior teaching experience preferred).
Some experience with educational outreach and working with student groups preferred.
Completed applications received by February 23, 2014 will receive full consideration.
The Environmental Studies Program supports and values diversity in its staff and students.
We seek a colleague who shares the program’s commitment to diversity and who will be a
dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse
backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional
information about this position and to apply, please visit
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and
diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in
supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and
life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of
new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a
regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly
changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive
Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing
commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The
goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students
while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse
strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of
thought and experience.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s
Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions
in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85
undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three
colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the
School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 419 full-time
faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La
Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation
rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally
by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking
campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop.
51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for
its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs
on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S.
News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of
the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain
provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from
Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with
larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse
Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number
of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment,
medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop,
and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage
applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the
Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your
participation in our hiring process.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction
will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment
Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record