Job no: 231429-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Instructional, Office & Administrative Support

Position Summary:

The Associate Director is the administrative program manager for the Holtz Center, a 20-year old interdisciplinary center that seeks to build a thriving community for research, teaching, and outreach related to science and technology studies. In addition to day-to-day administration of ongoing programs, the Associate Director will contribute to the Center's teaching mission by teaching one STS course per year, and will support the Faculty Director and Steering Committee in identifying new areas for growth and advancement.

The Associate Director is expected to stay up-to-date with developments in the field of Science and Technology Studies as part of their teaching and programmatic responsibilities.

The ideal candidate holds a doctoral degree in STS or a related field and has experience in academic program management. Strong preference will be given to those interested in building local and regional infrastructure for STS research, teaching, and outreach over the long term.

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:

Doctorate required; in Science Technology Studies or a related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1 or more years experience teaching Science Technology Studies-related courses at the graduate or undergraduate level
1 or more years of Administrative experience or strong indications of administrative capacity in a higher education setting

Additional Information:

The Holtz Center welcomes applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose teaching, advising, and public outreach work will contribute to equitable conditions for learning, discussion, and scholarship.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Lyn Macgregor, .

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Lyn Macgregor
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Mar 3 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Apr 14 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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