Madison, WI
Apr 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90148-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Communications, Editing, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Instructional Design

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90148-AS

Working Title: Constellations Program Coordinator



FTE: 50%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $49,833 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Master's Degree Required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Required:
- 3 years' of progressively responsible administrative experience in student or academic services.
- Experience publicizing academic programs.
- Knowledge and experience with undergraduate Humanities classroom experience for both instructor and student in a large public University.
- Experience and understanding of pedagogies, course and curricular development and innovation at the University level.
- Experience with developing and assessing learning outcomes.
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and group communication skills.

- Experience as an instructor at the postsecondary level at the level of a teaching assistant or higher.
- Knowledge of trends within the humanities, student development, high impact pedagogical practices, integrative learning, undergraduate curricula, cultural competencies, student services, and related issues in theory and in practice from a student-centered perspective.

Position Summary: The Constellations Program Coordinator will be an important member of a team developing a new learning community program that seeks to enhance the academic experience of UW-Madison undergraduate students through the development of upper division interest groups called Constellations. Newly-appointed Mellon-Morgridge Professors will develop and teach the courses that anchor these learning communities. Constellations will explore challenges and questions that transcend any single discipline or major and will appeal to students from across the campus who are interested in developing a broad set of analytical tools to explore these topics. The distinguished Mellon-Morgridge Professor leading each of the Constellations will develop curricula that integrate the humanities with the social and natural sciences; they will also coordinate co-curricular experiences to deepen the social and academic engagement of the students in the program. Through these experiences, students from across the university will become more adept at incorporating the skills, knowledge, insights, and dispositions of the humanities into their studies, career preparation, and life-long learning.

The structure of Constellations emphasizes faculty involvement, curricular integration, and social connections among students. This position works with the Mellon-Morgridge Professors, Mellon Morgridge Fellows (graduate students), and other faculty and staff across the university to develop integrated course packages from idea to instruction, overseeing and trouble-shooting management of marketing, advisement, enrollment, assessment of student learning, and other program details.

Contact: Nathan Phelps
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. )

Instructions to applicants: Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired in to a Admin Program Spec or Sr Admin Prgm Spec title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position contact: Nathan Phelps at or 608-263-6504.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 07 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 5 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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