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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education (Department of Educational Leadership)


The Educational Leadership Department at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, invites applications for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education beginning in August 25, 2014.


  • Teach 12 credits per semester. A portion of the semester credits may be allocated to the supervision of student teachers
  • Teach Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Methods courses and Teacher Education courses on campus and online
  • Supervise student teachers
  • Advise Teacher Education students
  • Participate in program development and oversight of the Broad Field Social Studies Major for Secondary Education and Social Studies Minor for Elementary Education
  • Serve as a member of the Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC) and Educational Programs Advisory Committee (EPAC)
  • Serve as a liaison with the Department of Social Inquiry; academic home of the Broad Field Social Studies Major and other social studies secondary certification programs
  • Collaborate with local educational institutions and programs
  • Engage in scholarship in field(s) of academic expertise
  • Engage in departmental, university, and community service


  • Master's Degree in Social Studies from an accredited institution with a Doctorate earned by January 1, 2015 in Education or related field with emphasis on Social Studies for reappointment to Fall semester 2015.
  • Minimum three years of experience as a Social Studies teacher in K-12 education with preference at the secondary level
  • Previous University level teaching experience desired
  • Experience in utilizing technology in the classroom and/or online strongly preferred
  • Teaching and learning online experience
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the highest ethical standards and equitable inclusion of a wide diversity of students.


UWS offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.


August 25, 2014


Review of applications will commence March 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online at UW-Careers ( and submit your application packet that is:

  1. Letter of application
  2. One-page statement of your education and teaching philosophy
  3. Vita
  4. Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degrees
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations or sample syllabi
  6. Three (3) letters of recommendation

If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Tammy Rady, Search and Screen Committee Support, at (715) 394-8009 or by email at or Dr. Orvin R Clark, Chair for the Search and Screen Committee at (715) 394-8140 or by email at

Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required.
External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the click here to Register link to create your user name and password.
  2. Search for the #14-16 Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education (Department of Educational Leadership) position and click on the Apply Now button to submit a resume.
    o At this time, you will be asked to complete your profile. Please select Save to continue the application process.
  3. To submit your letter of application, unofficial transcripts, etc., you must add the document as an attachment by clicking on the Add Attachment link below the Cover Letters and Attachments box.
  4. Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire.
  5. After the Online Questionnaire has been completed, click Next again to provide contact information for three professional references, if required, in the References section by selecting the Add Reference link.
  6. Once reference information has been listed, click on Next to complete the How did you find out about the position? section of the application process.
  7. Once you have completed all sections, click on the Save button and then Submit button to submit your materials.

At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to change materials submitted will not be available.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of "final candidates" must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, "final candidates" under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the 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, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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