Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232054-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Instructional Design, Youth Programming/Development, Other

Position Summary:

Assists the CDL Executive Director in facilitating and administering research, teaching, and outreach activities. Coordinates multiple UW-teaching and research activities occurring at the CDL. Assists in the development and management of the CDL internship training program, including the creation of educational videos. Directs the CDL's outreach activities, including maintaining the CDL's online presence and translating research for non-academic audiences. Supervises the day-to-day activities of the CDL graduate fellows. Serves as an instructor of record for classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction (at least 3 sections per fiscal year), and assists with instructional development and design for an advanced research experience for Human Development and Families Studies (HDFS) undergraduate students. Collaborates with the CDL Teaching and Research Team, including the CDL Faculty Director.

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:

Master's degree required; Ph.D. preferred

Candidates must have at minimum a master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies or a related field (Psychology, Sociology, Education, Social Work, Public Health, etc.). The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of infant and child development; research methods in developmental science; and basic statistical methods and software packages.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum one-year work experience related to early childhood development; work completed during graduate student assistantships/fellowships may be considered;
- Experience teaching undergraduate students
- Experience designing and conducting behavioral and/or observational research with young children
- Ability to work towards and meet compliance in conducting human subjects research (e.g., CITI training) and working in a preschool setting (e.g., background checks, CPR certification)
- Ability to keep up with the physical demands of working with young children, including getting up and down from the floor; sitting on small chairs 12 inches off the floor; lifting children who weigh up to 35 pounds; reaching up and bending down; and other physical demands related to conducting research with young children

- Work experience in a university preschool and/or preschool laboratory
- Experience mentoring and supervising undergraduates in a research setting
- Skills necessary to update and maintain the CDL website, create educational videos, and manage social media related to the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the CDL
Well-qualified candidates will:
- Possess ability to develop and teach courses with an awareness of diverse lived experiences such as race/ethnicity, gender/sexual orientation, ability status, socioeconomic status, and/or immigration status;
- Possess the ability to translate child development research to various lay audiences,
- Be able to manage multiple tasks and complex projects while maintaining organization
- Possess effective communication skills across multiple stakeholders while maintaining appropriate levels of confidentiality
- Have ability to work effectively in a team
- Work effectively within a diverse community
- Demonstrate a commitment to promoting respect, practicing civility, and creating an inclusive university classroom and workplace.

Additional Information:

UW CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB: The School of Human Ecology's Child Development Lab (CDL) is a child development and early learning program for community children and also a teaching and research laboratory for University students, faculty and staff. The CDL is located in a recently renovated, state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. The CDL offers year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The lab is located inside of Nancy Nicholas Hall, which is the home of the SoHE. We have a tripartite mission: (1) to provide UW students with carefully supervised training opportunities associated with their course of study; (2) to provide a population and a setting in which UW faculty and students can conduct research on issues related to child development, early learning and family studies; and (3) to engage in outreach activities, such as hosting professionals and scholars from around the world, serving on committees, providing continuing education to other teachers in the community and helping to organize community service projects. The CDL has provided excellence in early childhood education, research, and teacher training for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers since its inception in 1926. The CDL is the first preschool laboratory of its kind in Wisconsin, and it was the first laboratory school in the nation to receive accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in the 1980s.

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES: The HDFS Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides outstanding undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level education in Family Studies and Human Development across the lifespan. Ranked among the top programs of its kind, HDFS offers an interdisciplinary approach to family relationships, child and adolescent development, adult development and aging, as well as child and family intervention and prevention programs, and policy studies. The program is served by 12 faculty, four of whom hold integrated appointments with the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension. We have approximately 350 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students. Departmental resources for training and research include the Frances and Elliott Lehman Family Interaction Lab, the CDL, and numerous outreach programs for children and families, as well as the resources of the entire Madison campus.

The HDFS Department is committed to enhancing the racial/ethnic diversity of our department, consistent with current efforts at the university as a whole.

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UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 10 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. The University provides excellent technology and library resources. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city.




Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit an an on-line application by clicking the button. You will be asked to include a cover letter highlighting interest and applicable experience, current resume with educational and professional history. Applicants should be prepared to provide 3 professional references that can speak to your skills and abilities as related to the job posting.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Apr 6 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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