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High School Youth Program Instructor - Astronomy: The Evolving Universe

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Division/Organization: Division of Continuing Studies
Department: Precollege Academic Programs
Job Type: UW Student Assistant
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Location: UW-Madison Campus
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $3575
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Education and Training, STEM


Department Overview:

Badger Precollege, Division of Continuing Studies

Anticipated Start Date:

July 2, 2022

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

July 22, 2022

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

This course will be taught in person on campus at UW-Madison.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

25-30 hours per week


Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:15pm

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$3575 lump sum

Number of Positions:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or content related field.
  • 2 years of teaching experience with precollege students preferred. Student teaching experience will be considered.
  • Graduate level coursework, completed or in progress, is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver engaging content to high school students is preferred.
  • Energetic approach to learning.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well with students, administration, and support staff.
  • Experience planning and modifying curriculum to meet the needs of all students.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience working with high school students
  • Experience teaching content area subject

Position Summary/Job Duties:

Instructor for the “Astronomy: The Evolving Universe” course for the Accelerated Learning Program. Program dates are July 2-22, 2023. The instructor’s main role in the program is to be a teacher and a facilitator of learning. Instructors can expect to work with a class size of up to 16 high school students. Course description listed below:

Explore the universe from the big bang to the death of stars. Join an exploration of the universe, including black holes, supernovae, white dwarfs, pulsars and the Milky Way. Other topics may include distances of stars and galaxies; quasars; expansion of universe; modern big bang cosmology, dark matter, dark energy.

Instructors are responsible for:

  • Developing (or modifying) an engaging course with activities and lessons designed to provide high quality and fast-paced learning for advanced high school students.
  • Developing curriculum with Badger Precollege administrators
  • Completing all hiring requirements and trainings required by Human Resources at UW Madison
  • Participating in staff orientation before the program begins
  • Attending instructor check in meetings scheduled throughout the program.
  • Completing post program student evaluation materials.

Instructors can expect to teach eager, curious students with a strong interest in the subject matter. For more information, please visit our website at

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: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

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Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

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.

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Accommodation Statement:

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