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Gateway to College Full-time Instructor

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin
$62,000 - $82,000

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Gateway to College Full-time Instructor


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Job Posting Date:
April 10, 2024

Application Deadline:

Salary Information:
$62,000 - $82,000

School of Academic Advancement

Job Description:

The School of Academic Advancement at Madison College invites applications for the position of full-time High School Reading/Writing Instructor for our Gateway to College Program. Madison College is a comprehensive, open-access institution providing a high-quality education to a diverse population, including first-generation college students. We are seeking motivated and engaged candidates who share a willingness to collaborate with other faculty members, staff, students, and the community at large. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the field and to teaching that will enable them to be a visionary and innovative member of the program.

This is a Limited Term (Fixed-term) through 5/31/2025. Continuation of this position is dependent on continued grant funding beyond this date.

This position is responsible for the lead instruction in the Gateway to College Program. The program serves young people at risk of not completing high school or who have stopped attending school. The program gives students an opportunity to earn dual credit as they recover their high school credits, provides exposure to post-secondary options, and upon completion of the program, students earn their high school diploma and a college transcript. This position is responsible for instruction in the subject areas of reading and writing at the developmental education and college levels, as well as a course on college and career readiness. The Gateway to College Program at Madison College is part of a nationwide network of college partners implementing Gateway to College. More information about Gateway to College is available at:

This full-time faculty position will work a nine-month contract for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). The Gateway to College's core program operates Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm, with department meetings taking place on Fridays. As the lead faculty, you can expect to teach mostly on weekdays between Monday and Thursday, with only a few weekday nights required for student progress check-ins. Most importantly, you will play a major part in influencing and maintaining the College's mission, vision, and values.

Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Hiring a diverse workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College—it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

This position will be open until filled, with a first consideration date of May 5, 2024, at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Our goal is to conduct first round interviews May 15th and 17th, and second round interviews May 29th and 30th, with final round finishing up in early June. 

Expected Start date: August 12, 2024.

Additionally, this position includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing, and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, utilizing innovative teaching techniques and technology, delivering high-quality instruction, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in college service activities at the department, school, and college levels.

This position reports to the Dean of the School of Academic Advancement.

Essential Duties:

-Facilitate student learning by developing appropriate instructional strategies to fit students' needs and support student engagement. Continually revise curriculum to improve student learning.

-Evaluate student performance and provide regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.

-Contribute to student success and retention by advising students with course selection, career concerns, internships, and other matters.

-Serve as an advocate for students and engages in activities that help students achieve their goals such as writing letters of recommendations, and/or helping students link with internships, service learning, job shadowing and other forms of networking.

-Provide support to the program, the school, and the college by attending and engaging in events and meetings and participating fully within the team environment.

-Continually improve teaching through professional development activities and the integration of new techniques and technology. This includes the development and implementation of individualized professional development plan.

-Maintain a commitment to the college mission, vision, and values.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

​-Skilled in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing. 

-Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities. 

-Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. This includes, but is not limited to, knowledge/experience with current educational methods/strategies such as learner-centered instruction, active learning, assessment, evaluation, collaborative techniques, and strategies aimed at closing the achievement gaps across race, gender, class, and disability. 

- Desire and ability to teach courses at both the collegiate transfer and technical/occupational program levels.

-Ability to communicate complex and difficult concepts and ideas to students with varied backgrounds and levels of preparedness. 

-Engage in continuous improvement in the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods, as well as incorporating appropriate use of new and emerging technologies into the learning environment.

-Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues on course and program promotion, direction, and innovation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree or higher with 30 semester credits in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Adult Education, or Special Education. 


Bachelor's degree or higher with DPI certification or major (or 30 semester credits) in any area taught at the Elementary Education or Secondary Education levels AND a minimum of 12 credits in reading or writing instruction.


Bachelor's Degree or higher in one of the following areas and has a certification in reading:



Elementary Education

Secondary Education

Adult Education

Special Education

Work Experience:

Minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience.


Experience teaching college and pre-college reading and writing skills to students who may be underprepared or who come from at risk environments and struggle with academic success.


Experience with or willingness to learn, different modes of instruction (online, hybrid, Classroom Live, and modes of the future). Experience teaching utilizing an online Learning Management System, such as Blackboard or Brightspace.


  • A completed official Madison College online application
  • A cover letter
  • A current resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcripts

*Failure to include these documents by the first consideration date will RESULT IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION.

Note: Candidates will be required to present a teaching demonstration and provide related curriculum materials for the screening committee. Your official degree transcripts will be required if hired. 

Madison College does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

If you are experiencing application issues, please contact us at the Talent Acquisition email or HR hotline (608) 246-6900.

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Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. Madison College offers degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates in Architecture & Engineering; Arts, Design & Humanities; Business; Construction, Manufacturing & Maintenance; Culinary, Hospitality & Fitness; Education & Social Services; Health Sciences; Information Technology; Law, Protective & Human Services; Science, Math & Natural Resources; and Transportation. Admissions criteria vary by program and are available by calling our Enrollment Office at (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 Ext. 6210. The following person has been designated to coordinate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to handle inquiries regarding the college's nondiscrimination policies: Lisa Muchka, Compliance Coordinator, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246.5221

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Welcome! Thank you for visiting our career site, where Madison College is committed to matching talent to opportunity. We are known for our real-world, smart approach to learning – offering students innovative, high-tech career pathways and college transfer opportunities with more than 150 programs to choose from. Madison College is a great place to work and has been for over 100 years, serving more than 33,000 students in 12 south-central Wisconsin counties. The College offers generous salaries, benefits, and an inspiring work environment. Employees enjoy a culture dedicated to lifelong learning, wellness and inclusiveness. 

Take some time and look around — once you've have a chance to explore our current opportunities, apply to the ones you feel best suit your interests, background and experiences. Thereafter, you can keep track of your application status and watch for new opportunities that might be of interest to you. 

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As part of the application process, finalists will undergo a background check including criminal history, educational verification, and references. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify you from employment. All cases are considered on an individual basis, and the offense will be compared to the position for which you are applying.

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