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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: 272367-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Continuing Education

Job Summary:

This role supports Precollege programming in the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) through instruction of a one-week course at the elementary school precollege program, Growing Early Minds. An instructor's main role in the program will be to plan and teach their course during the daily instructional block between the hours of 8:45 am and 11:30 am from June 12-16, 2023 and/or June 19-23, 2023. Instructors are assigned a class of up to 12 students. Instructors are responsible for developing or modifying a course featuring 12.5 hours of in person instruction designed to provide high quality, fast-paced learning for elementary aged students. There are 6 positions to be filled for this role; Badger Precollege offers a variety of programs over the summer and candidates may be considered for multiple positions if their backgrounds and interests align with multiple courses. Specific course titles which have open positions are listed below under "Course Titles".

Content Areas: Computer Science, Psychology, Engineering, Sciences, History, Urban Planning

Course Titles: Inside Out/Upside Down: Intro to Psychology, Thinking and Tinkering: Exploring Engineering, Adventures in Coding, Matter Matters, Walk through History, Mayor Madness: City Planning

Responsibilities: Develops and instructs non-credit course sessions on a specific topic or within an area of expertise to provide continuing education opportunities to the institution and affiliated community.
  • 50% Instructs continuing education classroom activities and guides learning to align with existing curriculum
  • 20% Measures student performance and progress, utilizing assessment tools to align with established mission and philosophy
  • 15% Researches and selects curriculum content, designs courses, and prepares assessment tools regarding specific programs to align with unit objectives and strategy
  • 10% Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to identify learning barriers and difficulties, develops solutions and aligns resources with student needs to support learner advancement academically
  • 5% Serves as a subject matter expert and communicates with program affiliates, students, and stakeholders providing information and answering questions based on curriculum materials and standards
  • Develop (or modify) a course featuring 12.5 hours of class activities designed to provide high quality, fast-paced learning for elementary aged students. Instructors may have the option to teach multiple sessions and/or courses.
  • Complete all hiring requirements and trainings as required by Human Resources at UW Madison.
  • Participate in staff orientation before the program begins.
  • Teach class(es) during Badger Precollege GEM (Growing Early Minds) Program. Program Dates: June 12-16, 2023 and June 19-23, 2023. Instructional block: 8:45 am-11:30 am M-F.
  • Attend 1 instructor check-in meeting with program administrators per week of employ.
  • Complete post program student evaluation materials and submit final syllabus as scheduled by administrative staff.
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
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in Education or content related field in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree.


Required Qualifications:

- 2 years of teaching experience with elementary and/or middle school aged students preferred. Student teaching experience will be considered.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver engaging content to elementary and middle school aged students is preferred.
- Strong communication skills and ability to work well with students, administration, and support staff.
- Experience planning and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of all students
- Experience working with elementary and/or middle school ages students

Preferred Qualifications:
- Expertise or Master teacher designation in a specific intellectual or talent area

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 2.5 week appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding



How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional/supervisor references as a part of the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Please ensure your resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 30, 2023, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.


Zachary Yafai
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Cont Edu Prog Instructor(TL007)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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.

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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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