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Teaching Faculty in Secondary Social Studies Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

Minimum $75,000 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 UW-Madison Department of Curriculum & Instruction as a teaching faculty in an innovative, joint ESL/Secondary 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 faculty member to provide leadership within the social studies teacher education program and mentorship for the pre-service teacher candidates in that program.

Principal duties include:
1) teach social studies education course(s) in the content pedagogical series;
2) supervise teacher candidates in their field placements;
3) lead social studies education 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 secondary social studies 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 program.

Additional Responsibilities May Include:
1) course facilitation and field supervision of teacher candidates in their ESL courses and field work;
2) teaching of additional courses as needed;
3) other administration tasks as needed.

Responsibilities: Provides classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction associated with more than one lecture or laboratory course, assists with the design and execution of administrative functions associated with academic instruction and the development of pedagogy/andragogy or assessment tools and resources to support quality student learning. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
  • 5% Works with faculty to identify and develop new methods of advancing instruction in the discipline
  • 10% Assesses learner performance and prepares reports recommending instructional improvements
  • 10% Develops teaching techniques that enhance course effectiveness in alignment with desired outcomes and established strategy and may train other staff in use of these techniques
  • 50% Provides classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction, including grading
  • 5% Supervises the day-to-day activities of work unit employees involved in instructional support as needed
  • 10% Assists in defining the objectives of the program and plays a major role in carrying out program duties
  • 10% Advises students on academic and career direction within a specific field of study.
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


Master's Degree
Masters degree in social studies education or similar area with extensive experience in 4-12 teaching and/or teacher education required, Ph.D. (or ABD) preferred.


Candidates must have a minimum of three years' experience teaching social studies at the secondary level (grades 4-12). Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal, teamwork, written and oral communication skills, and an exceptional record of classroom instruction and curricular innovation in social studies 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.

Ideally, candidates should have demonstrated experience developing and maintaining partnerships as well as teacher coaching, mentorship, leadership of professional learning, or field supervision.

Experience and expertise in teacher education at the university level, or similar experiences in teacher coaching, mentoring, or leading professional learning.

Certification and/or experience in working with English Language Learners, including curricular innovation in ESL methods that can further enhance our secondary teacher certification program.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 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:


Additional Information:

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with job #275209; 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 letter of application referencing the PVL#
- CV (including teaching certifications and experience)
- One page (maximum) teaching statement that includes values and practices
- Contact information for three references


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

Official Title:

Teaching Faculty II(TL026)



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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