Professor of Educational Sustainability Doctoral Level (Assistant, Associate, or No-Prefix)

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States

Job description

Internal/External: External

Position Title: Professor of Educational Sustainability Doctoral Level (Assistant, Associate, or No-Prefix)

UW System Title and Code: Associate Professor (C30NN)

FTE: 100%

Position Information: Work Location : College of Professional Studies

Supervisor : Dr. Kym Buchanan, Head of Department, Associate Dean, School of Education

Department: School of Education

Department Description: The School of Education is located within the College of Professional Studies, offering majors in Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education to approximately 600 undergraduate students. We also offer teacher certification for approximately 800 secondary education majors. Graduate programs include the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability, a Master’s degree in Education, and teacher certifications in Adapted Physical Education, Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood through Middle Childhood License, English as a Second Language, Environmental Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences, Gifted and Talented Education, Health Education, Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Special Education including specialization in Early Childhood Special Education, Cognitive Disabilities/Cross Categorical, Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities/Cross Categorical, Learning Disabilities/Cross Categorical, and Cross Categorical Special Education.

University Description: Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds.

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Position Summary: The successful candidate will teach doctoral courses in Educational Sustainability. The candidate will collaborate with the Director on the development and adaptation of pedagogy, curriculum, and student success systems for the Doctorate in Educational Sustainability (Ed.D.). Duties also include serving as a leader in the area of sustainability on and off campus, recruiting and supporting students, and serving on dissertation committees. This position also requires scholarship, service, advising, and mentoring. This position may include teaching at the undergraduate and master’s levels, based on the candidate’s expertise/interest and the department’s needs. Winterim and summer teaching opportunities are available. The Ed.D. is a year-round program, so some summer teaching and other paid duties are required, especially co-facilitating a 5-day annual summer residency.


Required Qualifications: • Earned doctorate (at the time of hire) in Sustainability Education, Adult Learning, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction or other education-related degree.

  • Evidence of expertise and substantial engagement in Sustainability, Sustainability Education, or a closely-related field. Undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) in sustainability can be partial evidence of this qualification. (Our program’s scope of “sustainability” include natural systems, social systems, and economic systems, and especially the roles/impacts of formal and informal systems of teaching and learning.)
  • Evidence of success with diverse populations of learners.
  • Evidence of successful teaching of university students, adult learners, and/or professionals.

Preferred Qualifications: • Evidence of successful teaching in sustainability or a related field.

  • Evidence of successful teaching with innovative pedagogies and technologies.
  • Evidence of successful research/scholarship.
  • Experience developing and/or maintaining a responsive approach for student/advisee support.
  • Evidence of successful outreach activities and/or building partnerships in the local or global community in informal or formal systems of teaching, learning and/or leadership.
  • Evidence of adapting instruction to a variety of different fields of study, specifically business, higher education, adult learning, not-for-profit community agencies, education, and administration.
  • Three (3) or more years of K12 teaching experience


Special Notes: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.”

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or .

The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

How to apply

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system.

Refer to the supplemental “How To Apply” document in the posting for more information.

Anticipated Appointment Date: September 1, 2018

Terms of Employment: This is a tenure-track, 9-month faculty appointment: assistant, associate or full professor with completed doctorate. Salary and rank negotiable at the time of appointment based upon qualifications and experience.

Deadline: To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on July 9th, 2018. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.

Required Materials: Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts required of finalist)

Position Contact: For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:

Joy O’Neil
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Email: Joy.O’
Phone: 715-346-3292

Human Resources Contact: If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:

Nicole Menzel


Phone: 715-346-2606