Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 229086-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Instructional, Other

Position Summary:

We seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to offer effective instruction in writing and speaking. The instructor(s) chosen for this position will join the Business Communication Program, a team who work together to teach the core communication course required for all BBA students at the Wisconsin School of Business.

We are looking for a commitment to collaboration, student-centered learning, and research-based curriculum design and development. We value listening, communication, and teamwork skills. Well-qualified candidates will have experience in collaborative course development, inclusive design, and/or developing assignments and activities that help students meet stated learning outcomes. Expertise in business-specific communication and successful work in administrative or non-university settings would be an advantage.

The primary mission of our program is to prepare business students to communicate effectively in the contemporary workplace. Course content is grounded in discourse community theory and incorporates writing practice with business conventions and genres. The team writes, revises, and votes on all core materials, major assignments, and evaluation criteria. At the end of the term, we all participate in the blind grading of students? final portfolios. Class sessions are built upon student engagement and small group work with an emphasis on writing, workshop/peer review, and presentations.

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:

Masters degree in Composition & Rhetoric, English, Professional/Technical Writing, Communication; PhD preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum 3 years teaching writing and/or communications to adult learners (including undergraduate, graduate, or programming) required. Preferred areas of expertise include writing, public speaking, communications, and English as a Foreign Language. Highly preferred areas include experience teaching business genres or teaching in a business/professional school.

Additional Information:

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Wisconsin School of Business 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. Our school is committed to continuously increasing the cultural competence of its staff and faculty members through school-wide forums and professional development opportunities.

There is a possibility this position can be extended in subsequent semesters to teach one or more of course(s) listed on this PVL, or similar courses within the department. This position may become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 9 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Complete the online application, attach a comprehensive resume, and write a cover that addresses your qualifications for this particular job. Your cover letter should demonstrate your written communication skills and highlight the following areas:

- Experience collaborating with colleagues in course development or other learning settings
- Experience designing or facilitating student-centered learning activities (e.g., innovative or experimental activities or programming, teaching in non-traditional classrooms, working in other learning contexts, etc.)
- Experience with and approach to diversity and inclusion, and strategies for classroom inclusion and equality


Lelah Frey

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jan 22 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 18 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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