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TEACHING FACULTY

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 268495-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:CALS/SOIL SCIENCE
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Instruction of For-credit Courses

Job Summary:

As the oldest Soil Science department in the US, the Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is world-renowned. Home to degrees in soil science and environmental science, we train students at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD level, and pride ourselves on effective teaching that prepares students for impactful careers in soil and environmental sciences. We are seeking a teaching faculty member who shares our passion for soil science education to lead the instruction of laboratory and lecture-based classes in Soil Science and to join our team of teachers, extension specialists, and researchers in the department. There will be room for professional development and growth within the position, as the department supports and encourages training, progression and promotion, and is eager to foster new learner-centered ideas for teaching and laboratory courses.

Responsibilities will include the laboratory for 301/302 General Soil Science (taught in the fall semester), the laboratory for 326 Plant Nutrition Management (taught in the spring semester), and additional instruction responsibilities totaling a full teaching workload (courses may include 324 Soil and Environmental Quality, 132 Earth's Water, or other courses as per departmental needs and expertise and interests of the candidate). The teaching faculty member will provide classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction associated with more than one lecture or laboratory course, and assist with the design and execution of administrative functions associated with academic instruction and the development of assessment tools and resources to support student learning. They will provide for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading, and serve as an instructor of record for the courses. As a 9-month appointment, there will be opportunities to add summer salary through additional teaching or externally-funded research.

UW-Madison offers a comprehensive package of benefits, including state group health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement plans (Wisconsin Retirement System, 403(b), and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation), and paid leave. https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

This position may be hired under the job title of Teaching Faculty I, II, or III, each of which are associated with different essential responsibilities. These responsibilities are outlined below in the order of Teaching Faculty I, Teaching Faculty II, and Teaching Faculty III.

Responsibilities: Teaching Faculty I (TL025)
Teaching Faculty II (TL026)
Teaching Faculty III (TL027)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
Terminal Degree
Soil Science or related field with emphasis on Soil Science

Qualifications:

Required qualifications:
- teaching experience
- experience in laboratory settings
- a comprehensive knowledge of soil science
- strong communication and organizational skills relevant to classroom and laboratory settings

Preferred qualifications:
- experience in greenhouse and field settings


Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist. In the Department of Soil Science, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role, we encourage you to apply.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. Please include a cover letter, a CV, contact information for three references, and a teaching statement (two pages maximum). The teaching statement should address your philosophy, experience, and future interests as they relate to instruction, pedagogical development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contact:

Thea Whitman
twhitman@wisc.edu
608-263-4947
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Teaching Faculty I(TL025) or Teaching Faculty II(TL026) or Teaching Faculty III(TL027)

Department(s):

A075400-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/SOIL SCIENCE

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

268495-AS

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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