Lecturer – Business Communication

Caledonia, Minnesota, United States

Job description

The Department of Management, College of Business Administration, at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse invites candidates for a Full-Time Instructional Academic Staff in Business Communication. The College is AACSB accredited and seeks a professionally or academically qualified candidate who will teach primarily Business Communication courses, which emphasize written and oral communication skills.

Candidates are expected to be committed to high quality teaching and learning, curriculum development, student advising and service to the university as well as community. The candidate is required to have a Master Degree or Ph.D. in Business Communication, Organizational Communication, Communication Studies, English, or a related field. An advanced degree in a Management-related field (Ph.D., M.A., M.S., or MBA) is preferred but not required.

Other preferred criteria include:

  • Ability to teach Entrepreneurship.
  • Ability to teach Healthcare Analytics and/or Healthcare Management.
  • Ability to teach Productions and Operations Management.
  • Ability to teach Organizational Behavior or Human Resource Management.
  • Teaching experience, particularly in Business Communication.
  • Publications and/or conference presentations.
  • Interpersonal communication and collegiality.

The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities at the department, college, and university levels.The Management Department supports and values excellence and diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. The Department of Management seeks a colleague who shares the department’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) seeks to provide a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community. The College of Business has won numerous awards, including a 2012 award for having an outstanding Small Business Development Center in the Upper Midwest and a 2013 award from the Council of Higher Education Assessment for its assessment of student learning.

UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by an adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive.” The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of approximately 10,500, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, as well as the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. Approximately 20% of undergraduate students are majoring in fields within the College of Business Administration. There are over 400 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, numerous houses of worship, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports, and recreation.
This is a full-time (100%) appointment based on an annual review and departmental need.

This position will start on or about August 27, 2018. First review date is February 2, 2018 and the position will be open until filled.

Complete applications will consist of a cover letter, CV and a list of references.

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, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Justin Kraemer, Search & Screen Chair, at jkraemer@uwlax.edu.

How to apply

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

UW-La Crosse is pleased to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse shares in the mission of the University of Wisconsin System which is to develop human resources; to discover and disseminate knowledge; to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses; and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and human sensitivities as well as scientific, professional, and technological expertise and a sense of purpose.