Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 230672-AS
Work type: Temporary
Department: INTL DIV/CESSI
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week intensive language institute that offers courses in Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek languages annually from mid-June through mid-August. Courses in Azerbaijani or Kyrgyz may be added in summer 2021 if there is sufficient student interest. The 2021 CESSI program will be held from June 14 through August 6 and will be preceded by a staff orientation week from June 7-11, 2021.

Language instructors will be responsible for participating in the CESSI staff orientation week activities as well as instructor meetings throughout the eight-week program. Under the supervision of the director of the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI), instructors will prepare appropriate materials and deliver instruction in their assigned classes, hold office hours, and participate in teacher meetings.
More information about CESSI can be found on the CESSI website: cessi.wisc.edu

This appointment is for summer 2021 only. There is no presumption of reappointment.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum of M.A. required, Ph.D. preferred, in fields related to Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uyghur, or Uzbek language and culture.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Three years of college/university experience preferred in teaching one of the following Central Eurasian Languages as a second language at the elementary, intermediate, or advanced level in the U.S. or abroad: Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uyghur, or Uzbek. Familiarity with current issues in language pedagogy and prior experience in intensive summer language teaching preferred. Experience with distance learning pedagogy and technology preferred.

Additional Information:

Hiring of instructors is contingent upon sufficient enrollment. Please note that offers of employment will be conditional until enrollment numbers are confirmed in the spring.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. International applicants should be advised that the US government has established new English language proficiency requirements for J-1 visa applications. If you did not obtain a degree from an institution where instruction occurred in English, you will be asked to submit a qualifying TOEFL/IELTS score from within the past 5 years or other accepted proof of English proficiency before we can start your visa application. We may also request a video interview to verify your proficiency.

The salary listed ($42,124) is the minimum base rate on which the instructor's salary for the summer session would be calculated. The actual compensation for this nine-week appointment would start at around $10,531 before tax, depending on qualifications. Please note that instructor salaries will be taxed, the amount of which varies based on the allowances claimed by the employee.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 2 month appointment.


Minimum $42,124 SUMMER SESSION
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following:
1. Cover letter that addresses your teaching philosophy. Please specify which language(s) you are able to teach, and at which level(s) (beginning, intermediate, advanced, or all three)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Syllabus from a language course you taught

Questions about the position can be directed to Sarah Linkert, 608-265-6298, cessi@creeca.wisc.edu


Sarah Linkert
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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

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Applications Open: Jan 14 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 14 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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