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Employment Opportunities

University-wide Employment Opportunities

For open faculty positions in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, please search the employment database in provided by the UW-Madison Office of Human Resources.

Graduate Program Employment Opportunities

Graduate students may receive assistantship funding in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in which they conduct research with faculty members, supervise prospective teachers’ classroom practices, and/or teach courses in our undergraduate programs. These appointments vary in percentage, but often are funded at 33.3%, which affords graduate students tuition remission, health insurance, and monthly stipends. 

MMSD 4K: Pathways to Resilience for Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Principal Investigator: Travis Wright, Ed.D


The overall goal of this research project is to strengthen the capacity of the MMSD (Madison Metropolitan School District) 4K program to serve young children and families experiencing homelessness. Successful completion of this research will enhance support for some of the most vulnerable children and families in the Madison community and expand the paradigm that drives the field by showcasing the potential contribution of Pre-K to the school-based resilience of homeless children.


Working with principal investigator Dr. Travis Wright of the UW Department of Counseling Psychology, the research assistant(s) will be primarily responsible for helping to collect and analyze qualitative observation, interview, and focus group data with teachers, parents/guardians, administrative staff, and children. The position is 33.3% time (13 hrs/week) for Spring Semester 2017 and includes tuition remission and health insurance. There may be the possibility to extend employment during summer and fall 2017.  (If you are unable to commit to a 33.3% appointment, but might still be interested in working on the project, please feel free to be in touch as well.)

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Analyzing cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative data
  • Assisting with and conducting in-depth interviews
  • Conducting observations in school-based settings
  • Preparing reports and manuscripts
  • Assisting in project management
  • Providing assistance on other research tasks as identified by the research team

Applicants should be current graduate students in education, counseling, human ecology, or a related field in the social sciences.  Experience in quantitative data analysis and conducting qualitative research is strongly preferred. Data collection will take place in Madison. Applicants with work experience in early childhood or elementary education are preferred,   but applicants with quantitative or qualitative research skills without such experience are also encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a CV, cover letter, and a list of three references (academic and work) to Dr. Travis Wright (tswright2@wisc.edu). In your cover letter, please describe your relevant training and experience and any other work or school responsibilities that may impact your participation in the project. The expected start date for this position is IMMEDIATELY.  

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