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.
|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
|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.