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Early Childhood Education Teacher

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Early Childhood Education Teacher

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02344110, 02344112

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
The Children's Learning Center is looking for two teachers for our infant room. The Lead Teacher will be responsible for curriculum, staff performance, environment and communication in a year-round, full-day classroom. The position is responsible for understanding and communicating the needs of children and their families, and the interrelationship between these needs and the Center. Teachers must maintain in-service and continuing education requirements as mandated by state licensing and accreditation.
Full-time employees in an annual-basis appointment earn 176 hours of vacation per fiscal year and granted 176 hours (22 days) of initial sick leave available for use during the first 18 months of employment. Employees are also granted 36 hours (4.5 days) of personal holiday hours per year and nine legal paid holidays. Find more information about Benefits and Total Rewards in the links provided below.
Whether you are looking to start your career in early education or are a seasoned professional, we look forward to reviewing your application!

Minimum Qualifications
  • An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Special Education, NAEYC equivalent or ability to complete degree or meet NAEYC equivalent with continuing education within 18 months of start date.
    • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Wisconsin scholarship recipients may be sponsored by UWM Children’s Learning Center to support teacher continuing education

  • Certification in hands-on Pediatric First Aid, AED and CPR is required upon start date and must be maintained during incumbency

Preferred Qualifications
  • A minimum of one year documented experience teaching children between 6 weeks and 12 years
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and implement classroom curriculums
  • Experience working for a childcare facility within higher education
  • Evidence of the ability to work within a diverse staff population
  • Evidence of a working knowledge of child development and ability to communicate needs to families
  • Experience leading or supervising a team
  • A WI DPI license to teach kindergarten if you desire to work in the Kindergarten program

Application Instructions
Interested candidates must submit the following electronically at time of application:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Document listing the names and contact information of three references. Please include first and last name, title, work relationship (direct supervisor, colleague, etc), phone number, and email address

All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of meeting the qualifications above. Evidence of each of the above minimum and preferred qualifications should be presented in your application materials. Evidence of ability, capacity, and proficiency should be presented through examples of your experiences, educational knowledge, and personal characteristics evidenced through examples of your actions and behaviors.

The following documents will be required at time of hire:
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of valid CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Copy of WI DPI license to teach kindergarten (If applying to work in the Kindergarten program)

Candidates selected for hire will be required to submit official college transcripts and proof of valid CPR/First Aid certification. All finalists being considered for the position will be required to participate in a criminal records check consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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