Job no: 230802-AS
Work type: Temporary
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

SEASSI is a national, eight-week intensive language institute that uses communicative and proficiency-based methodology as well as the team-teaching approach for instruction in up to nine Southeast Asian languages annually from mid-June through mid-August. The 2021 SEASSI program will be held from June 14 through August 6 and will be preceded by a staff orientation week from June 7-11, 2021.

Under supervision of the SEASSI Language Director, the Language Coordinator is responsible for the design and coordination of the applicable language program (e.g. Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Thai, or Vietnamese). The Language Coordinator will schedule and lead regular staff meetings for the applicable language program, and will participate in the orientation week activities as well as weekly SEASSI coordinator and instructor meetings throughout the eight-week program. All SEASSI language coordinators will be expected to lead one SEASSI teaching staff meeting during the course of the program on a topic to be mutually agreed upon with the SEASSI Language Director. The coordinator will design and administer the placement test, select and develop instructional materials, create the syllabi and design the assessment tools. In addition, they will assist SEASSI administrators in the selection of additional teachers, will train and supervise those teachers, and will teach one language class. With 24 hours' notice, in-class instruction may be observed by the SEASSI Language Director, teacher trainers, or other professionals approved by SEASSI administration and the Language Director.

Some or all languages may be offered in a synchronous remote format for summer 2021. Applicants should be willing to either travel to Madison for in-person classes or work from a remote location, dependent upon the mode of delivery. The mode of delivery (remote or in-person) for all SEASSI classes will be determined at a later date.

For in-person classes, all SEASSI coordinators and instructors must be willing to teach a maximum of two distance students per class. Coordinators will be responsible for ensuring that the quality of instruction offered to SEASSI distance students is as high as that for on-site students (i.e. that distance students are included as full class participants, have access to handouts and other course materials in a timely manner, and have access to the instructor during his/her office hours). SEASSI is committed to making distance education available to two students per class in order to increase class size and make language learning opportunities available to non-traditional students.

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for SEASSI and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.

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.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

BA required, MA preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of three years' professional experience teaching Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and/or Vietnamese language using the communicative approach at the college level is required. Applicants with demonstrated commitment to the field of Southeast Asian language pedagogy, and with training and experience in proficiency-based and communicative language teaching as well as materials development and curriculum design are preferred.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 2 month appointment.


Minimum $54,000 SUMMER SESSION
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and cover letter by the assured consideration date.


Jinda Moore
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jan 20 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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