Educational Psychology Lecturer - Theory and Issues in Human Development


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Department Chair and Human Development Area Chair:
1. Teach assigned course (s) as specified in the lecturer agreement
2. Evaluate and select instructional materials, prepare course materials
3. Provide students an approved syllabus using the UW-Madison syllabus template that includes all the necessary components of a well-developed syllabus
4. Use the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to post syllabus, assignments, other materials, and communicate with students
5. Deliver the course content using a variety of learning strategies to engage students in high quality instruction
6. Observe and provide timely feedback to students their progress in meeting course outcomes/learning objectives
7. Be available for student consultation through office hours and/or schedule appointments.
8. Maintain records of attendance, assessment and grades, submit final grades into LMS and UW-Madison's Student Information System (SIS)
9. Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to make course improvements

This course is taught during the Fall 2022 semester; however, course development and planning is ongoing.

Responsibilities: Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
  • 30% Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction for one or more courses, including assessment of student performance
  • 60% Develops instructional design and curriculum relevant to a course of instruction
  • 10% Serves as an initial point of contact for students as it relates to specific course or series content and expectations
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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Terminal Degree
PhD required in psychology, educational psychology, human development, or related field.


1. Current knowledge of the relevant discipline
2. Prior teaching experience with undergraduate students
3. Ability to respond to the needs of learners from a variety of educational backgrounds and learning styles
4. Ability to use technology effectively, specific experience using an online learning management system
5. Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team
6. Excellent written communication skills
7. Good organizational skills and timeliness in responding to student inquiries

1. Experience in using Canvas learning management system
2. Understanding of technological trends and delivering high quality online education

Work Type:

Part Time: 25% - 75%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 4 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Additional Information:

The Department of Educational Psychology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender sexuality, ability, nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate ability to foster an inclusive
work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds.

This position may be extended or made renewable depending on department need or funding.

How to Apply:

Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a letter of application, and three (3) references via the "" link. .

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 8, 2022, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Haley Vlach
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:




Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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