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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. 



University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

POSITION: Teaching Assistant and Student Teacher Supervisor                                               



DATE POSITIONS AVAILABLE:  Fall semester appointment begins August 21, 2017 and ends January 04, 2018. Spring semester appointment begins January 05, 2018 and ends May 20, 2018


APPOINTMENT TYPE: Graduate Assistant

SALARY: Full-time rates are as follows: $32,392 (Standard); $36,134 (Senior/Diss.). Successful candidate must attend or have attended the UW Diversity Training workshop.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:                                

1) Graduate Student status; 2) Minimum three years of experience with world language teaching at K-12; 3) Ability to work with the public in a pleasant, cooperative, collaborative manner; 4) Up-to-Date World Language Education knowledge and ability to collaborate in Practicum and Methods courses; 5) Familiar with EdTPA and ePorfolio;  6) Ability to handle a significant amount of travel to placement locations


Supervisors serve as resources for student teachers as well as act as liaisons between the University and the field.

  1. Observe and gather assessment data on lessons conducted by student teachers at various school sites and provide constructive feedback on student teachers’ execution of professional responsibilities (lesson planning, implementation and assessment, classroom interaction, classroom management, and maintenance of records)
  2. Conduct triad meetings with cooperating teachers and student teachers, and maintain positive relationship with cooperating teachers and local schools
  3. Contribute to the world language teaching method courses and practicum
  4. Assist student teachers in identifying and collect appropriate activities for their e-portfolios and edTPA and evaluate e-portfolios and support EdTPA practice
  5. Assist with arranging students teaching placement
  6. Act as a critical and resource for teacher candidates as they face the challenges of teaching and learning

Candidates must submit the following materials to be considered:

  1. Letter of application detailing relevant qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Language teacher certification and credentials re: previous experiences


 Professor Francois Tochon (Program Head): ftochon@education.wisc.edu

Mary  Zuidema (student teacher supervisor) : mzuidema@wisc.edu    

Yanli Timm (student teacher supervisor): yzhu92@wisc.edu 

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