Madison, WI
Apr 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90431-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Instructional

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90431-AS

Working Title: Director of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning


Hiring Department: A373000-WISCIENCE/WISCIENCE

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in the biological/life sciences, education, or related field required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:


-Experience with active learning pedagogies and assessment of student learning in undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education
-At least one year of experience as instructor of record in undergraduate science courses or equivalent experience
-Experience designing or re-designing courses
-Knowledge of current learning technologies and learning management systems
-At least one year of teaching or workshop facilitation experience in a professional development program for teaching assistants, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, or faculty, or equivalent experience
-Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in team projects effectively
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
-Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
-Strong interpersonal skills that promote diversity and inclusion
-Experience working with diverse groups
-Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
-Knowledge and understanding of the culture of a research-intensive university


-Experience teaching in a SCALE-UP or Active Learning Classroom
-Experience in program evaluation
-Experience building and maintaining partnerships across organizational boundaries
-Experience working with underrepresented students in STEM (e.g. first-year, first-generation, low-income, minority)
-Familiarity with issues and evidence-based teaching/learning approaches that are effective with underrepresented groups
-Demonstrated ability to mentor effectively in teaching and learning
-Demonstrated ability to be innovative, flexible, collaborative, resourceful, and service-oriented

Position Summary:

WISCIENCE, part of the UW-Madison Collaborative for Advancing Learning and Teaching, works with campus and community colleagues to increase the effectiveness of science education and promote the success of all STEM students, at UW-Madison and beyond. Programs and initiatives focus on undergraduate education, pre-faculty professional development, faculty and instructional staff support, and outreach to the K-12 community and the general public. The Director of Professional Development in Teaching and Learning works collaboratively with WISCIENCE staff members and campus partners to support STEM student success and to develop the teaching skills of STEM graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty/staff. The Director will serve as the program and course director for Scientific Teaching for Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows Program, First-year Seminar, Exploring Biology, and Secrets of Science, as described in the prinicpal duties.


Jason Werner
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:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a CV or resume, and a combined teaching and mentoring philosophy.

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: 20 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 19 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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