Job no: 233551-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Youth Programming/Development, Other

Position Summary:

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. We offer year round programs for children ages 6 weeks-5 years. We are a community partner with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide 4K programming with licensed teachers. 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, family studies and other related areas; 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 organize community service projects. The Child Development Lab has provided excellence in early childhood education, research, and teacher training for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and college students since its inception in 1926.

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:

B.S., Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or closely related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Preferred Qualifications:
- 2 Years of experience working with children (6 wks.-5 years) and working with infants, toddlers, and preschool/4K in a group/early childhood setting preferred.
- 1 or more year's supervisory experience of other adults.
- Embodiment of growth and service mindsets
- Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
- Ability to demonstrate cultural literacy and commitment to creating an inclusive working and learning environment

License or Certificate:

A current Department of Public Instruction 4K teaching license from the State of Wisconsin that includes Pre-K certification on the license preferred.
Minimum Wisconsin Registry level 12 required within 6 months of hire date. Wisconsin Registry level 14 or above preferred.

Additional Information:

The FTE for the position could fluctuate over time depending upon the needs of the CDL.

Must pass a yearly Criminal Background Check and Caregiver Background Check and fingerprinting will be performed. A TB test and health examination is required not more than 12 months prior to or 30 days after the first day of employment. A CPR certificate (including training in infant and child CPR, and training in AED) must be on file within 6 months of the first day of work. Must have minimum 10 hours of training approved by DCF in infant and toddler care. Training in Shaken Baby syndrome, SIDS and in Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse are required. This training can be provided by CDL staff during first week of employment.

Candidates should be able to keep up with the physical demands of the job including getting up and down from the floor on a continuous daily basis; sitting on small chairs 12 inches off the floor; lifting children up to 35 pounds; bending to change diapers or wipe low tables and floor spills; reaching for containers from upper shelves; moving with children during large motor and other activities several times each day.

Must be reliable in reporting to scheduled work shifts and be able to mentally keep track of multiple activities occurring at the same time.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 13 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete the online application. To begin the application click on the Apply Online button. You will be asked to upload a current resume that includes a complete list of past education and experiences and a detailed cover letter addressing your relevant background for and interest in the position. Be prepared to enter names and contact information for three professional references that can speak to your knowledge, skills and abilities as they pertain to your teaching experience.


Jill Riley

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. 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).

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Applications Open: Apr 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 13 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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