Learning Center Specialist
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of General Studies is
seeking a Writing Specialist for the First-Year Bridge program. The
First-Year Bridge program is a student support service/program for
students who are admitted to UW-Milwaukee on a conditional basis
due to their previous academic performance. Through First-Year
Bridge, students are connected to a comprehensive network of
academic resources to assist in their successful completion of the
program. The Writing Specialist provides individualized
co-curricular support in college writing, reading, and research for
all levels of writing and reading students active in the First-Year
Bridge program. The Writing Specialist will be assigned teaching of
one course per semester (e.g., CGS ENG 101, CGS ENG 102, CGS LEC
101, or CGS LEC 105). The Writing Specialist works collaboratively
with other program staff and the Writing and Reading instructors in
the First-Year Bridge program.
This is a fixed-term, renewable academic staff position appointed
at 100% full-time equivalence (FTE) for the academic year (9
months) and reports directly to the First-Year Bridge Program
Director. The University of Wisconsin (UW) System offers a
comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our
community and contributes towards the cost of several benefit
plans. See more information below in “Benefits and Total
- Graduate degree in English, Writing, or a related field
- Experience in teaching or tutoring writing
Interested candidates must upload the following
- Familiarity with the operation of co-requisite support and/or
developmental education programs
- Experience teaching developmental reading and/or writing
- Successful experience working with underrepresented and diverse
- A cover letter that addresses how their experience meets the
qualifications of the position
- A Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- A document containing the names of three professional
references, including contact information (email address, phone
number, and mailing address)
UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. In
instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to
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meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not
meeting such qualifications.
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States on a full-time basis.
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