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Assistant Teaching Professor in World Language Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 13, 2023

Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

This is a 12-month, non-tenure-track, part or full-time position. The successful candidate will teach courses, advise and assist teacher candidates, build and maintain relationships with field staff and school members, manage and mentor student teaching supervisors, and promote the enrollment growth of the program with special attention to the recruitment of a diverse candidate pool.

This position is housed within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk and the 12 First Nations within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin. Their collective legacy of colonization, resistance, and resilience is taught and honored in our teacher education programs, which represents one of many collaborative acts to create a better future together.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, as a teaching professor in an innovative Masters program for teacher certification. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction is home to a number of research-based teacher certification programs. These programs are designed around practice-based field experiences in which students observe, assist, and teach in both classrooms and out-of-school educational programs as they work toward earning their initial educator licenses. We are seeking a teaching professor to provide leadership within the world language education program and mentorship for the pre-service teacher candidates in that program.

Principal duties include:
1) teach world language education course(s) in the content pedagogical series using varied methods suitable for in-person and/or virtual instruction;
2) supervise teacher candidates in their field placements;
3) lead WLE program planning and implementation;
4) manage and mentor field supervisors in their work with students and cooperating teachers;
5) develop and maintain relationships with cooperating teachers and local schools;
6) manage the overall progress of the world language teacher candidates, including the application
process of the incoming cohort and certification/degree process of the graduating cohort;
7) participate with coordinators in other content areas to coordinate, assess and improve the

Additional Responsibilities May Include:
1) teaching of additional courses as needed;
2) recruiting initiatives to engage a diverse group of prospective applicants
3) providing leadership to the program and teacher education within the Curriculum & Instruction
4) Other administration tasks as needed.

Responsibilities: Please note: The process for placement into the Teaching Professor and Research Professor titles is to be determined. Designs and facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction within an academic discipline to ensure quality delivery of instruction and integration of content within an academic work unit. Each department must define the specific substantive criteria for level advancement, however, differences between successively higher title levels must reflect demonstrable differences in experience and knowledge gained, applied to the specific duties of the function. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
  • 5% Develops and designs curriculum and instructional material relevant to a course of instruction
  • 10% Advises students on academic and career direction within a specific field of study
  • 50% Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction, including assessment of student performance
  • 10% May supervises student employees involved in development or delivery of instruction
  • 5% Collaborates with department faculty and staff to develop teaching strategies relevant to the discipline
  • 5% Contributes to the development of teaching and learning scholarly work including publications and presentations
  • 5% Contributes to the strategic development of curriculum and academic content through various mediums to ensure the integrity of the educational mission of the work unit
  • 10% Assesses learner performance and prepares reports recommending instructional improvements.
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


Ph.D (or ABD) required in language education or similar area with extensive experience in PK-12 teaching and/or teacher education.


Candidates must have a minimum of three years' experience teaching language at the elementary or secondary level (grades pk-12). Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal, teamwork, written and oral communication skills, and an exceptional record of classroom instruction and curricular innovation in language education methods that can further enhance our program.

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction has a strong commitment to disability, racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, and sexual diversity and seeks applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and those who can demonstrate a commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion, diversity, asset-based perspective, and evidence-based teaching practices.

Preference given to candidates with experience and expertise in teacher education at the university level, or similar experiences in teacher coaching, mentoring, or leading professional learning.


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Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

MAY 01, 2023

Additional Information:

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with job # 274124; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two job postings allows the Department to consider candidates with a broader range of credentials and experience for this position.

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by Sunday, April 9, 2023, however this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
- A cover letter referencing the PVL#
- CV (including teaching certifications and experience)
- One page (maximum) teaching statement that includes values and practices
- One to two page (maximum) statement outlining your scholarship on teaching and learning or teacher education or an agenda for engaging in this work
- One writing sample (Dissertation chapter, publication, or similar)
- Contact information for three references


Melanie Stege
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Teaching Assistant Professor(TL055)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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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