University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UoWM-ADINSTSUP [#14927]
Position Title: Assoc Director of Instructional Support
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States [map]
Starting Date: 2020/08/17
Application Deadline: 2020/01/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/18, finished 2020/07/05, listed until 2020/01/03)
Position Description:    

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Position Description:

 The Department of Mathematics at University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an exceptional instructor to support early-career faculty and incoming instructors within the department and teach 3-4 undergraduate mathematics courses per year. This position will be responsible for providing guidance and direction to short-term instructional staff, as well as assisting early-career faculty acclimate to the instructional expectations of the university and department standards. The position will serve as a resource for all department instructors to enhance and improve the quality of undergraduate instructional standards. The ideal candidate will have experience in providing instructional supervision and/or mentoring.


As a member of the Department of Mathematics, the candidate is expected to participate in undergraduate instructional development activities, meet regularly with department leadership, and contribute to department-wide goals for instructional outcomes. Contributions to the department are a critical component of the position as we work together to develop and enhance the best practices for supporting our instructors and faculty.


     - This position is responsible for teaching 3-4 undergraduate courses per year as assigned by the Associate Chair. Course assignments will typically be 1-2 courses in Fall, 2 in Spring.

   Instructional Support:

     - Serve as a resource and provide instructional support to the department for undergraduate courses beyond calculus. Provide orientation and training on systems, assist with course setup, and advise on best practices and instructional tools throughout the year.

     - Observe the teaching performance of all first and second year instructors (faculty, postdoc, and short term staff) that are assigned undergraduate courses during Fall and Spring semesters. This includes a class visit and providing feedback and suggestions for improvement if needed. Prepare and submit written reports to the Associate Chair.

     - Serve on committees as assigned by the Department Chair to enhance the undergraduate instructional mission.

 How to apply:

Apply at by Jan. 1 2020.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for at least three professional references, including the current supervisor. At least one reference should be able to explicitly address the applicant’s teaching experience. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

The cover letter should address the applicant qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above. For questions regarding the position, contact: Benedek Valko,

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Contact: Benedek Valko
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Department of Mathematics
480 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706
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