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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Associate Lecturer, Instructional Academic Staff, ESS-Sport Management

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
College of Science and Health



Position Summary
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, instructional academic staff position at the rank of Associate Lecturer in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. The position will start on August 27, 2018.

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science values diversity in our faculty and student body and is engaged in sincere efforts to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness.

The position requires teaching in the Sport Management program in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. The candidate will need expertise to teach courses in Sport Communication and teach in one or more of the following areas: Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Finance, Sport Law, Sport Promotion, Sport Administration, Event/Venue Management, Sport Facilities, or Sport Sociology. Additional teaching in Exercise and Sport Science as assigned by the Department Chair may be included.

Under general supervision of the department chair, the person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate courses and advising students. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. In addition, these individuals will provide service to the department, college, and university. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

Minimum Qualifications
The candidate must have an earned Master’s degree in Sport Management/Administration or closely related field at the start of appointment. The candidate will need expertise to teach courses in Sport Communication and teach in one or more of the following areas: Introduction to Sport Management, Sport Finance, Sport Law, Sport Promotion, Sport Administration, Event/Venue Management, Sport Facilities, or Sport Sociology.

Preferred Qualifications
Practical experience including internships and graduate assistantships in sport communication is desired. College teaching preferred.

Review of Applications
Begins January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications must be filed electronically. Applicants must provide the following:
  1. A letter of application
  2. A complete curriculum vita
  3. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references
  4. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts

If you have questions pertaining to this position, please contact the Chair of the Search
Committee, Dr. Chia-Chen Yu at 608-785-6549 or cyu@uwlax.edu.

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.


The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides 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.

UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our 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 is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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 roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 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 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 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. 52,000) 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, 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. 

UW-La Crosse is proud 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. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse. 

As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.

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.