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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: 271274-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Instruction of For-credit Courses

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of English seeks an outstanding teacher/administrator to serve as Teaching Faculty in the UW-Madison Writing Center with some work with Writing Across the Curriculum and the Undergraduate Writing Fellows program. There may also be opportunities to collaborate with leaders in other programs within the broader Center for the Teaching and Research on Writing.

The position will be a teaching and administrative appointment. The successful candidate will be a member of the English Department and Writing Center staff, working in the Writing Center, with opportunities to contribute to Writing Across the Curriculum and the Undergraduate Writing Fellows program. The successful candidate will join the Writing Center leadership team to:
- Collaborate actively with the rest of the Writing Center's career staff to lead the Center and its affiliated programs and to create, develop, and support both existing and new initiatives
- Assist with the teaching, training, mentoring, and professional development of graduate Writing Center instructors and undergraduate Writing Fellows
- Provide individual and group writing instruction to graduate students and advanced undergraduates, including in the area(s) of specialization
- Develop and foster relationships across campus in support of the Writing Center's program mission by planning and teaching classes, workshops, programs, and special events in collaboration with faculty and staff across campus and with community partners
- Design and teach a series of Writing Center workshops each semester
- Serve on English Department committees
- Occasionally teach courses in the English Department (typically writing courses)
- Conduct research on writing centers, writing across the curriculum, writing studies, composition and rhetoric, and/or related areas and share that research at conferences and in publications
In addition, the successful applicant will support Writing Center, Writing Across the Curriculum, and Undergraduate Writing Fellows initiatives through interest and experience in one or more of the following areas: science/STEM writing; linguistic diversity, translingualism, and working with multilingual writers; inclusive and antiracist pedagogy; community and K-12 initiatives; writing center and writing across the curriculum research; and knowledge and practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Responsibilities: Provides classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction associated with more than one lecture or laboratory course, assists with the design and execution of administrative functions associated with academic instruction and the development of pedagogy/andragogy or assessment tools and resources to support quality student learning. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.
  • 10% Works with faculty to identify and develop new methods of advancing instruction in the discipline
  • 5% Assesses learner performance and prepares reports recommending instructional improvements
  • 10% Develops teaching techniques that enhance course effectiveness in alignment with desired outcomes and established strategy and may train other staff in use of these techniques
  • 35% Provides classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction, including grading
  • 5% Assists in development of grant proposals for funding of model instruction programs
  • 30% Assists in defining the objectives of the program and plays a major role in carrying out program duties
  • 5% May make presentations to faculty and to staff members on instructional programs and techniques
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


Master's Degree
PhD preferred; MA or MS required in English, composition and rhetoric, or related field


The successful candidate will have at least two years of experience (during graduate studies or beyond) teaching college-level writing and at least two years of experience teaching in a writing center and/or working with a writing across the curriculum or writing fellows program; demonstrated excellence as a writing teacher and tutor; strong leadership and administrative skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong initiative and work ethic; and outstanding interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, and faculty across the disciplines.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position will require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location, as approved.

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

To apply for this position, please upload: (1) A current curriculum vitae (CV); 2) A detailed letter of interest that includes teaching and administrative experience with writing centers, writing across the curriculum, and/or writing fellows programs; (3) Name and contact information for three references. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Nancy Linh Karls ( or Dr. Emily Hall (


Spring Sherrod
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Teaching Faculty II(TL026)



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).

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