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University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted 01/20/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Apply now Job no: 250611-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Instruction of For-credit Courses

Job Summary:

The Department of Mathematics is seeking an Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs. One of the largest on campus, Mathematics is home to nearly 400 workers including faculty, academic staff, university staff, pre- and postdoctoral trainees; as well as graduate and undergraduate student employees. This position offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment including a broad range of challenging and varied responsibilities related to the undergraduate experience. Duties would include:

- Instruction: Teach three to four courses per year based on departmental needs at the undergraduate level. Course assignments can vary from semester to semester.
- Undergraduate Program Coordination and Assessment: Aid the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the AMEP (Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics) Director in the management of the corresponding undergraduate programs. This includes review and assessment of these programs, implementation of curricular changes, and resolving issues as they arise. Specific tasks include creation and filing of annual assessment reports, maintaining, and updating documents describing the undergraduate programs (guide updates and departmental websites), managing transfer course rules and evaluations, and guiding program change proposals through departmental/college/university approval. Collaborate with faculty on the design of new undergraduate courses and the maintenance of existing ones. This includes syllabus design, formulation of learning objectives, prerequisite updates and changes, and methods of instruction. Collaborate with members of the department who are involved in the administration of the Undergraduate Program. This person will serve on several departmental committees and may serve on university and/or system level committees.
- Advising: Serve as co-chair of the Undergraduate Advising committee with the Director of Undergraduate Studies and coordinate undergraduate advising efforts. In particular, organize the scheduling of the office hours of the faculty advisors. Assist faculty who serve as undergraduate advisors by communicating program changes or university policies and offering training to new advisors. Meet with undergraduate students interested in our programs and provide advising for mathematics and AMEP majors. Discuss program requirements, expectations, opportunities, and otherwise assist and mentor students as they navigate their university experience and beyond. Work with other campus units (L&S academic deans, International Student Services, SuccessWorks, Center for First Year Experience, various departments and advising communities) to share policies, rules, opportunities, and other items relevant to our undergraduate population.

About the Job:

Teaching Faculty II (TL026)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


PhD or other terminal degree


- PhD in Mathematics or related field
- Professional experience in areas of undergraduate mathematics course instruction, major advising, and program development
- Experience with database systems or data management using Excel or Google Sheets
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to initiate and complete projects on time and with minimal direction
- Proven record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086 . Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%
This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.
To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.
For questions on the position contact: Benedek Valko valko@math.wisc.edu


Benedek Valko
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Teaching Faculty II(TL026)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jan 19 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 28 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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