Monday, November 28, 2011

Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin Colleges - Rice Lake WI

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges
Location: Rice Lake, WI
Faculty - Science - Physics
Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
Posted: 11/23/2011
Application Due: 01/05/2012
Type: Full Time
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
UW-Barron County

Do you like to teach? Are you interested in a university environment that allows you to interact with your students in small classes? How about a campus where colleagues work closely and enjoy the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary courses? Have you considered living in one of the most beautiful lake areas in the US that is also an economic, medical, and intellectual center in northwestern Wisconsin?

The Department of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Astronomy (CSEPA) of the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Physics/Astronomy at the UW-Barron County campus.

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field and evidence to conduct scholarship in physics or astronomy are required. Strong candidates will also have a background in astronomy. Preference will be given to candidates with successful college teaching experience, experience in interdisciplinary or collaborative teaching, and teaching with instructional technology or distance education teaching.

Responsibilities will include a teaching load of 12 to 14 contact hours per semester in a combination of lecture and laboratory sections. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, college algebra-based and/or calculus-based physics, introductory astronomy and/or physics for the health sciences. Options to teach distance education courses and to participate in interdisciplinary or collaborative instruction may be available. As a tenure-track position, additional responsibilities include scholarly activity directed at either disciplinary research or research related to teaching within the discipline. Institutional service, community service, and student advising are also required.

Institution and Campus:
The UW Colleges is the freshman-sophomore transfer institution within the UW System. UW Colleges functions as a unit that comprises thirteen two-year campuses, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor's degree.

The Barron County campus enrolls about 600 students with a full-time teaching staff of 25. The science facilities include modern, well-equipped teaching and laboratory spaces. The campus is located in Rice Lake, a town of about 8,000 that serves as a commercial center in northwestern Wisconsin, with a shopping population in excess of 100,000. About two hours driving distance from Minneapolis-St. Paul, the campus is bounded by the Red Cedar River and has been visited daily by bald eagles throughout its existence. Rice Lake is also a medical and cultural center for the region. The town is situated among several lakes known for game fishing and near ski trails half an hour to the east in the Blue Hills.

For more information on the UW Colleges please see and for UW-Barron County see

Applications must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vita, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and professional goals, unofficial transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation. Those applicants with teaching experience are welcome also to send evidence of teaching success. Electronic submission of materials is required; send to

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until January 5, 2012. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Confidentiality of application can only be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.
For questions, please contact Dr. Christa R. James-Byrne, Department of CSEPA at

Starting Date:
August 27, 2012

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $43,000 with an excellent benefits package, please see Summer session may offer additional opportunities for compensation.

The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and in its programs, and actively seeks and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

A criminal records review will be conducted for final candidates.
Application Information
Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs
Contact: University of Wisconsin Colleges
Fax: 608/263-9784
Email Address:
More Information on University of Wisconsin Colleges
Institutional Profile
Current openings for University of Wisconsin Colleges on HigherEdJobs.
Home Page
Employment Opportunities