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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 247077-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Instruction of For-credit Courses

Job Summary:

The Teaching Professor series will enable and recognize concentrated excellence and educational leadership in teaching and learning innovation. The Teaching Professor will apply their highest level of educational training and expertise to student learning and educational innovation/leadership. Integral to the HDFS Department, this position will have both instructional and programmatic responsibilities that contribute to the School and to the HDFS Department mission: To improve the quality of life by discovering, integrating, applying, and disseminating knowledge about lifespan human development, relationships, families, and communities, all in their larger social contexts.

This is a 9-month, renewable (non-tenure-track) teaching appointment in the School of Human Ecology that requires teaching 12 credits or equivalent each fall and spring semester for a total of 24 credits per academic year. Additional summer teaching opportunities may be available. This position will operate with flexibility in teaching and in other programmatic assignments to meet department needs. In-person and/or online undergraduate teaching responsibilities may be substituted with graduate-level teaching or other duties related to enhancing the undergraduate student experience (e.g., providing reflective supervision, advising honors thesis students), providing leadership for the HDFS undergraduate program, or other projects as determined by the HDFS Department Chair and the School of Human Ecology Dean.

Job Responsibilities:
-Develops and designs curriculum and instructional material relevant to a course of instruction (5%)
-Advises students on academic and career direction within a specific field of study (5%)
-Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction, including assessment of student performance (60%)
-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 (10%)
-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 (5%)
-Assists in defining the objectives of the program and plays a major role in carrying out program duties (10%)

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


PhD or other terminal degree
Candidates must have a doctorate in HDFS, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, Education, Social Work, or a related discipline.


Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate-level courses across our curriculum and support undergraduate learning and development. Preference will be given to applicants who have expertise in one or more of the following strategic priority areas: equity and social justice; caregiving and health; families and policy; and/or relational perspectives on socioemotional development (e.g., infant mental health; adolescent-parent relationships).

HDFS seeks individuals who have:
- Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring over an extended period of time;
- Experience and/or interest in undergraduate program development, innovation, and leadership;
- Demonstrated experience teaching applied research for practical application related to our six learning outcomes (see HDFS major website);
- Ability to apply a decolonized-mindset, or strengths-based approach, to understanding culturally and ethnically diverse families;
- Commitment to empowering individuals and families to strengthen relationships through education and prevention to improve the quality of lives;
- Ability to work effectively and compassionately with a diverse student population to support their learning and personal/professional development.

This is an open-rank search, with rank commensurate with the successful candidate's experience. See the School's Teaching Professor descriptions for specific expectations for each rank.

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:

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES: The HDFS Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides outstanding undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level education in family science and human development across the lifespan. HDFS offers unique, multidisciplinary training in family relationships; child and adolescent development; adult development and aging; child and family intervention and prevention programs; and policy studies. The program is served by 14 tenured, tenure-track, and teaching faculty, four of whom hold integrated appointments with the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension. We have approximately 320 undergraduate majors and approximately 35 graduate students. Departmental resources for teaching and research include the on-site Child Development Lab (a fully operational preschool and teaching/research facility) as well as child/family observation rooms with one-way mirrors, video recording equipment, and on-site parking. We also have numerous outreach programs for children and families, as well as the resources of the entire campus. The HDFS Department is committed to enhancing the racial and ethnic diversity of our department, consistent with current efforts at the university as a whole. See

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 HDFS) with a collective enrollment of approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and approximately 100 graduate students. A common theme across all departments in the School is the application of human science. 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 10 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. The Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM) supports learning for all students by advancing the craft of teaching at UW-Madison. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 45,500 students. Madison (pop. 255,000) 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:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click the "Apply Now" button to start the applications process. You will be asked to upload the following:
1. A cover letter summarizing your interest in and relevant experience for this position (max 1 page);
2. A current CV focusing on education and activities most relevant to this position (max 5 pages);
3.A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and leadership in undergraduate education (max 2 pages);
4. Evidence of effectiveness in teaching and mentoring (e.g., awards, sample syllabi, course evaluations, teaching observations); and
5. A diversity statement describing your experiences with diversity in your prior work and your potential to support our commitment to diversity (max 2 pages).

Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three individuals who can serve as a professional reference.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is Friday, January 14, 2022 but the PVL will be open until the position is filled.


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:

Teaching Professor(TL022) or Assistant Teaching Professor(TL055) or Associate Teaching Professor(TL056)

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.

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