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Apply now Job no: 97559-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Office & Administrative Support, Other

Position Summary:

This position, under the direction of the Department Administrator in collaboration with the Department Chair, assures that the faculty governance of the Department of Pediatrics fulfills and complies with the requirements of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Policies and Procedures and the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) policies. The focus of the Academic Affairs Program Director is to provide faculty recruitment, development, evaluation and promotion oversight and ongoing resources to over 175 faculty on the tenure track, clinical health sciences (CHS) track, and clinician-teacher track. The position will provide an infrastructure of core services and in addition will evaluate the content and process of services, and adjust programs as needed to optimize academic excellence in junior faculty and their mentor committees.

The individual will be expected to contribute to the faculty development components of the departmental strategic plan by developing initiatives projected to meet the goals set by departmental leadership. The successful candidate will have the motivation, resourcefulness, attention to detail, communication skills and integrity necessary to deal regularly with high stakes projects and tight timeframes while providing outstanding customer service to a large and diverse group of professionals. This individual will provide the critical effort necessary to direct and lead an efficient and successful Academic Affairs Unit.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Background in the areas of education, communication, business, or health sciences preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum 3 years of work experience in an academic setting preferred.
- Supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge/experience in the areas of project planning, policy, faculty development, and promotion desirable.
- Experience with Microsoft applications required.

The pay rate listed above is the minimum for the position. Prefix level and pay rate will be determined at the time of hire based on candidate qualifications and experience.

Additional Information:

Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of leadership skills, initiative, ability to interface and influence at all organizational levels. Candidates must also have:
- The ability to interpret, analyze, edit, and present data; must be detail-oriented
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage diverse assignments simultaneously
- Ability to work independently and problem-solve; prioritize to effectively meet deadlines
- Capacity to manage sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality and workplace diplomacy
- Commitment to quality and excellence



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter and provide three references within the application process. For maximum consideration, your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.


Robyn Dunkerley
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:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  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.

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