Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


The University of Wisconsin-Stout seeks an emerging or established scholar to fill a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, open to all ranks, that includes release time from teaching to lead the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation (MCSII). MCSII is a unique center serving as the hub of a statewide network of public and private universities promoting the study and discussion of civil liberties. The successful candidate will effectively teach undergraduate courses (face-to-face and online), actively engage in relevant service, be a productive scholar, and thrive administrating MCSII. We seek an ambitious individual who will serve as MCSII associate director in 2022-2023 and become MCSII director thereafter. Travel appropriate to the position is expected. A strong commitment to high quality learning experiences in and beyond the classroom and promoting an equitable and inclusive environment are required.

Nine-month salary for the faculty position ranges from $58,000 to $85,000 depending on rank and qualifications. The candidate will be eligible for an additional stipend and a summer contract to lead MCSII.

Anticipated start date: August 2022


Minimum / Required

  • Terminal academic degree
  • Three years’ experience teaching courses in higher education
  • Expertise in freedom of expression
  • Record of scholarship in more than one area of civil liberty
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, community members, and civil liberty organizations and scholars
  • Record of success acquiring external funding (such as but not limited to grants or gifts)
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Highly Desired

  • Online teaching experience
  • Experience hiring and supervising employees
  • Experience creating and managing budget
  • Experience establishing a work environment that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Experience working with donor/s
  • Demonstrated success organizing civil liberty events or activities
  • Practical experience with free speech on campus such as addressing free speech complaints, threats, or violations as well as civil liberty policy and enforcements.


  • Teach courses as needed by the department
  • Perform department, college, and university service appropriate to experience and expertise
  • Perform department and university expectations toward the achievement of tenure, promotion and post-tenure as appropriate. This can include providing student academic advisement, conducting assessment of student learning and contributing to academic program continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • Conduct and disseminate free speech and other civil liberty-related research for academic and non-academic audiences
  • MCSII duties may include organizing civil liberty related events and activities; administering faculty and student research programs; outreach to campus, community, MCSII network partners, non-government organizations, and government officials; creating and managing budget; supervising employees; or other tasks as assigned by director.
  • Pursue appropriate professional development and training opportunities
  • Attend department, college, and university meetings
  • Pursue external funding


Founded in 2017, MCSII is a unique center serving as the hub of a network of about twenty Wisconsin public and private universities and colleges promoting the civil and rational study and discussion of civil liberties. The non-partisan, non-ideological center organizes and funds speakers, panels, and debates; faculty and student research and internships; reading groups and workshops; conferences and symposia; and more.


University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.

A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.

UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.

The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter*
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire
  • Inclusivity statement: Equity, diversity and inclusion are important to the mission of UW-Stout. Write a one-page or less statement demonstrating your past/present work, volunteer, and lived experience and how you envision carrying that experience into your work at UW-Stout.

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience including specific examples to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement. Your cover letter should also include relevant information regarding your having any of the highly desired qualifications.

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by March 23, 2022. Applications submitted after that deadline may be reviewed until the position is filled.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Kristi Krimpelbein and/or Kate Roberts Edenborg

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If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Dianne Sinz

Phone: 715-232-2441


Job Family: Teaching