Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232321-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Instructional Design

Position Summary:

The Assessment and Curriculum Specialist is responsible for development and implementation of a competency-based assessment system that aligns with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with faculty and members of the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) to assure continuous quality improvement and regulatory compliance of assessment practices.

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership, creativity and the ability to work independently to direct a comprehensive assessment program and will also possess the ability to work effectively with school administration, faculty and staff. She/he will also establish networks and connect with professionals in multiple disciplines for the purpose of enhancing our education assessment program.

The successful candidate will also incorporate tracking of possible inequity present in assessment methods/outcomes in order to develop an assessment program that ensures equitable evaluation of performance for all veterinary students.

The Specialist will work collaboratively with members of OAA, including instructional design and curricular administration specialists, under the direction of the Associate Dean for Professional Programs.

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.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

MS degree in education, psychology, or related areas is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 3-years of work experience in educational assessment in higher education is required; experience in health professions education is preferred. Demonstrated expertise in educational measurement, including competency-based education, and in the provision of professional development of assessment methodologies is required. Experience in database management, statistical analyses and assessment methods that evaluate skills, behaviors, and attitudes is required. The ideal candidate will have experience in designing and conducting research studies, preferably in the field of education, for example, user testing, evaluation, and/or empirical research on learning.
Creativity and the ability to communicate clearly.
Prior experience that demonstrates a capability to identify priorities, balance competing demands, and manage deadlines.
Collaborative and team-oriented work ethic.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on "". You will be required to upload a cover letter, current resume, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Nancy Parkinson at


Nancy Parkinson
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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.

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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: Apr 5 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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