Madison, WI
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91135-AS

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


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91135-AS

Working Title: 4K Teacher



FTE: 85% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 17, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

B.S., Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or closely related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

2 Years of experience working with children (6 wks.-5 years) and teaching 4K in a group/school setting preferred.

License or certificate:

Must hold a current Department of Public Instruction 4K teaching license from the State of Wisconsin that includes PreK certification on the license. Registry level 14 or above preferred.

Position Summary:

The School of Human Ecology's Preschool Laboratory (PSL) is a child development and early learning program for community children and also a teaching and research laboratory for University students, faculty and staff. We offer year round programs for children ages 6 weeks-5 years. We are a community partner with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide 4K programming with licensed teachers. We have a tripartite mission: (1) to provide UW students with carefully supervised training opportunities associated with their course of study; (2) to provide a population and a setting in which UW faculty and students can conduct research on issues related to child development, early learning, family studies and other related areas; and (3) to engage in outreach activities, such as hosting professionals and scholars from around the world, serving on committees, providing continuing education to other teachers in the community and helping organize community service projects. The Preschool Laboratory has provided excellence in early childhood education, research, and teacher training for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and college students since its inception in 1926.

Additional Information:

The Preschool Laboratory, in the School of Human Ecology, is searching for an exceptional 4K teacher to join our PSL team. If you have passion for seeking and fostering new knowledge, ability to be creative and innovative, and value research, inquiry, nature, and using the outdoors as a regular part of your classroom, please consider applying for this unique position.

Must pass a yearly Criminal Background Check and Caregiver Background Check and one-time fingerprinting will be performed. A TB test and health examination is required not more than 12 months prior to or 30 days after the first day of employment. A CPR certificate (including training in infant and child CPR, and training in AED) must be on file within 6 months of the first day of work. Training in Shaken Baby syndrome, SIDS and in Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse are required. Training can be provided by PSL staff during first week of employment.

Candidates should be able to keep up with the physical demands of the job including getting up and down from the floor on a continuous daily basis; sitting on small chairs 12 inches off the floor; lifting children up to 35 pounds; bending to change diapers or wipe low tables and floor spills; reaching for containers from upper shelves; moving with children during large motor and other activities several times each day.
Must be reliable in reporting to scheduled work shifts and be able to mentally keep track of multiple activities occurring at the same time.


Jill Riley
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:

Candidates should upload: (1) Cover letter describing how the applicant's academic and professional experiences and goals fit the requirements listed in position description, (2) a detailed resume that includes a complete list of past education and experiences, (3) the names (and contact information) or three persons the Search Committee may contact directly as professional references once the candidate advances to the initial screening stage.

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.

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.

Advertised: 13 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 27 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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