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Vacancy Announcement

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Vacancy Announcement

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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, Sociology (Department of Social Inquiry)


Assistant Professor of Sociology


  1. Teach an average of 12 credits per semester, except in the case of approved release for specified duties.
  2. Teach at least one but no more than three general education courses each semester.
  3. Develop new courses in areas of interest with an eye toward global and interdisciplinary topics.
  4. Offer upper level sociology courses that complement programmatic and departmental course array, and are consistent with program and department curricular needs.
  5. Engage in reflexive scholarly teaching.
  6. Pursue professional development.
  7. Engage in one or more forms of peer-reviewed scholarship as defined in the Boyer Report: discovery, integration, application, and teaching for learning.
  8. Provide service to the department, university, and community.
  9. Advise and mentor students.


  • A Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field
  • An earned Ph.D. is required by July 1, 2014.
  • University level teaching experience (experience as teaching assistant acceptable).


  • Commitment to cooperation in the provision of quality liberal arts education in a public university context
  • Ability and interest in teaching broadly in the field of sociology, including an introductory course on gender
  • Areas of expertise are open and should complement existing programmatic strengths
  • A proven record of effective classroom teaching
  • A passion for student learning
  • A commitment to service and scholarship
  • Familiarity with reflexive and critical approaches
  • Global and interdisciplinary interests

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.


UW-S offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.


Fall 2014


For additional information visit or contact (715) 394-8465.


Review of applications will commence December 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

  1. A letter of application
  2. C.V.
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and student evaluations of instruction.
  4. See below for instructions on submitting letters of reference

Three letters of reference should be mailed to the following address:

Deborah Augsburger, Chair
Sociology Search
3061 Swenson Hall
Dept. of Social Inquiry
University of Wisconsin-Superior
PO Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880-2898.

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 #14-14 Assistant Professor, Sociology 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.

If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact either:
Janet Blair, Search Support at (715) 394-8465 or by email at
Deborah Augsburger, Search Chair, at (715) 394-8491 or by email at

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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