Assistant Professor - Biomechanics

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
March 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$61,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Recruitment Number 5515

Working Title Assistant Professor - Biomechanics Classification Title Assistant Professor Proposed Salary to be Offered $61,000 Appointment Percentage (Budget) 100% Position Summary

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science has a dynamic, inclusive, and well- supported faculty. We invite you to become a member of our team to educate our outstanding students in the area of Exercise Science. Our Exercise Science programs at UW-La Crosse are nationally known for a vigorous curriculum and visionary faculty. This individual will serve primarily to teach in our undergraduate biomechanics coursework but will also be required to teach additional courses in exercise science as assigned by the ESS Department Chair. The position will start on August 28, 2023.

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 Exercise Science Program (undergraduate). The candidate will need expertise to teach courses in biomechanics and other areas in exercise science as assigned by the ESS Department Chair. In addition, there is an expectation for this individual to engage in scholarship with potential to supervise student theses/projects. There will be department and university service and the individual will be required to conduct academic advising.

Applications will be reviewed starting March 20, 2023 with continuous review until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by March 20, 2023.

Position Type Faculty/Instructional Pay Basis Academic FLSA Exempt Is this position eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or PERM)? Yes Required Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate degree in Exercise Science (or closely related field). ABDs will be considered. Degree must be earned by the personnel review held in the spring of the first year.
  • Expertise in the area of biomechanics as shown by academic and scholarship background.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching university-level biomechanics.
  • Experience in teaching other university-level courses in Exercise Science.
  • Scholarship experience in biomechanics and/or related fields.
  • Prior university service experience.
  • Physical Demands

    Reasonable Accommodations UWL provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected] or 608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

    All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands and working condition/environment and may not be published in the job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or working conditions/environment for this position, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 608.785.8013.

    Working conditions and environment

  • Classroom/office setting
  • Miscellaneous Information

    Information about your benefits

    Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university. Highlights include:

  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • paid holidays and sick days.
  • sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL.
  • after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
  • benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
  • Learn more at: https: // www. resources/benefits-info/2022-quick-guide-faasli.pdf Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

    Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region

    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.

    For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America's Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.

    With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 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.

    UW-La Crosse's strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www. plan.

    The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. 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. 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. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here: Choose La Crosse.

    Learn more about UW-La Crosse here: https: // www. resources/services/talent-acquisition-and-employment/finalist-welcome/

    AA/EO Statement The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

    DEI Statement 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 ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by (ACO).

    Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see https: // www. report/ or contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.

    SOE Affiliation No Division/College College of Science and Health Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

    The Department of Exercise and Sport Science supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

    The mission of the College of Science and Health is to provide an outstanding education in the diverse disciplines of science, health, and mathematics. The College is dedicated to student learning where enthusiastic faculty and staff intellectually challenge students in a supportive and professional environment. Fundamental to our mission is the belief in the value of education in the liberal arts and sciences and the creation of new knowledge. The College offers an outstanding academic and cultural environment for the university community and beyond.

    Our vision is to be a premier comprehensive institution, excelling in both undergraduate and graduate education. We will provide academic programs that attract high-achieving students on a regional, national, and international basis. The College will have an outstanding reputation for the quality of its students learning, faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and technology, scholarly achievements, and community and professional service.

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    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 02/16/2023

    Continuous Recruitment Yes Continuous Recruitment First Review Date 03/20/2023 Close Date Special Instructions

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    All applications must be filed electronically. Applicants must provide the following:

    1. A letter of application

    2. A complete resume/curriculum vitae

    3. The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references

    If you have questions pertaining to this position, please contact the Chair of the Search

    Committee, Dr. Rick Mikat at 608-785-8177 or [email protected]

    Note : Electronic submission of application materials is required.

    Application deadlines

    TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date'. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

    Confidentiality of Applicant Materials UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC & Reference Check Policy All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

    Position Contact Name Rick Mikat, Chair of Search and Screen Committee Position Contact Email [email protected]

    Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Reference Contact Information
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
  • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
  • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  • Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
  • Yes
  • No
  • After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https: // www. Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
  • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
  • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
  • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  • Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate's most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).
  • (Open Ended Question)

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