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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Teacher Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
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Job no: 251012-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Early Childhood Education

Job Summary:

The Child Development Lab (CDL) is a relationship-based program that requires its teachers to be able to build trusting and respectful relationships. This position will work collaboratively with other CDL staff, parents, college students, and researchers to carry out the mission of the CDL in order to meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of all children in the program.

This position is responsible for mentoring and supervising college students placed in the classroom in addition to the regular duties of a lead classroom teacher. The teacher is responsible for providing a safe, nurturing and developmentally-appropriate environment for the children in the classroom. The teacher implements current best practices and provides input for potential program and classroom improvements. The teacher successfully applies all licensing and accreditation standards, including all related health and safety requirements.

This positions requires the following physical abilities:
Mobility: Ability to sit on floor and get up and down with ease; run, jump and climb hills and step stools; and reach overhead to retrieve items on shelves above shoulder level. Walk up and down stairs.

Strength: Ability to lift at least 35 pounds and ability to carry this weight across a classroom; engage in vigorous outdoor and large motor play for at least 30 minutes; and push/pull at least 3 children in stroller, wagon and evacuation crib. Move/push classroom furniture as needed.

Speed: Ability to perform physical tasks within a time frame commensurate with needs of fast-paced classroom; quick reaction time, (i.e., respond instantly to unexpected needs).

*This position also requires that the Teacher actively participate in outdoor activities with the children on a daily basis in all types of weather.

About the Job:

Early Childhood Education Teacher (TL019)

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


Bachelor's Degree
Early Childhood Education, Child Development, social work or closely related field working with young children and their families.

4K teaching license preferred.


The CDL is seeking candidates who have the following:
- Experience working with children under age 8.
- Experience with developmentally-appropriate ECE curriculum planning and assessment.
- Ability to identify and employ multiple strategies simultaneously in a complex work environment.
- Demonstrated commitment and ability to create an inclusive work environment.

Well qualified candidate will have:
- Experience working in a group, regulated childcare setting with groups of children 0-5 years of age.
- Ability to mentor and supervise college students in the ECE setting.
- Two or more years of experience working within a team-teaching setting.
- Experience with play-based inquiry curriculum.
- Prior experience and or education working with young children with special needs.
- Ability to individualize care to meet the individual needs of young children, including those with special needs
- Ability to maintain regular, clear and respectful communication.
- Experience communicating with families about children's development and behavior.

Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check including finger printing.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

A yearly Criminal Background Check and Caregiver Background Check and fingerprinting will be performed. A TB test and health examination is required not more than 12 months prior to or 30 days after the first day of employment. A CPR certificate (including training in infant and child CPR, and training in AED) must be on file within 6 months of the first day of work. Abusive Head Trauma Prevention training and training in Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse are required and can be provided by CDL staff during orientation.

The Child Development Lab (CDL) is a unique early care and education program for young children 0-5 years of age that also provides a teaching and research laboratory setting for University students, faculty and staff. The CDL is State-Licensed, City of Madison-accredited and Nationally-accredited by NECPA and is located in a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility on the beautiful UW-Madison campus. The CDL is licensed for 87 children and offers year-round programming. The CDL?s tripartite mission is: (1) to provide UW students with carefully supervised training opportunities associated with their course of study; (2) to provide a population and a setting in which UW faculty and students can conduct research on issues related to child development, early learning and family studies; and (3) to engage in outreach activities, such as hosting professionals and scholars from around the world, serving on committees, providing continuing education to other teachers in the community and helping to organize community service projects. The Child Development Lab has provided excellence in early childhood education, research, and teacher training for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers since its inception in 1926. The CDL is the first preschool laboratory of its kind in Wisconsin, and it was the first laboratory school in the nation to receive accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in the 1980s.

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,600 students, and 100 graduate students. See

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $39,400 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and a cover letter. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed in the job posting. Applicants will also be asked to provide contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


Nancy Andrews
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Early Child Edu Teacher(TL019)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jan 14 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Jan 28 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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