Assistant Teaching Professor in World Language Education
UW- Madison Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Salary: Minimum: $80,000 ANNUAL
Depending on Qualifications
Extraordinary Salary Range: No
Internal Number: 274333
This is a 12-month, non-tenure-track, part or full-time position. The successful candidate will teach courses, advise and assist teacher candidates, build and maintain relationships with field staff and school members, manage and mentor student teaching supervisors, and promote the enrollment growth of the program with special attention to the recruitment of a diverse candidate pool.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, as a teaching professor in an innovative Masters program for teacher certification. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction is home to a number of research-based teacher certification programs. These programs are designed around practice-based field experiences in which students observe, assist, and teach in both classrooms and out-of-school educational programs as they work toward earning their initial educator licenses. We are seeking a teaching professor to provide leadership within the world language education program and mentorship for the pre-service teacher candidates in that program. Principal duties include:
1) teach world language education course(s) in the content pedagogical series using varied methods suitable for in-person and/or virtual instruction; 2) supervise teacher candidates in their field placements; 3) lead WLE program planning and implementation; 4) manage and mentor field supervisors in their work with students and cooperating teachers; 5) develop and maintain relationships with cooperating teachers and local schools; 6) manage the overall progress of the world language teacher candidates, including the application process of the incoming cohort and certification/degree process of the graduating cohort; 7) participate with coordinators in other content areas to coordinate, assess and improve the program.
Additional Responsibilities May Include:
1) teaching of additional courses as needed; 2) recruiting initiatives to engage a diverse group of prospective applicants 3) providing leadership to the program and teacher education within the Curriculum & Instruction Dept. 4) Other administration tasks as needed.
Candidates must have a minimum of three years' experience teaching language at the elementary or secondary level (grades pk-12). Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal, teamwork, written and oral communication skills, and an exceptional record of classroom instruction and curricular innovation in language education methods that can further enhance our program. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction has a strong commitment to disability, racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, and sexual diversity and seeks applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and those who can demonstrate a commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion, diversity, asset-based perspective, and evidence-based teaching practices. Preference given to candidates with experience and expertise in teacher education at the university level, or similar experiences in teacher coaching, mentoring, or leading professional learning.
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This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with job # 274124; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two job postings allows the Department to consider candidates with a broader range of credentials and experience for this position.
About UW- Madison Department of Curriculum & Instruction
This position is housed within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk and the 12 First Nations within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin. Their collective legacy of colonization, resistance, and resilience is taught and honored in our teacher education programs, which represents one of many collaborative acts to create a better future together.