STAR Program Adjunct Instructor
Deadline for Applications is 08/15/2021

Code: 17416 Posted: 07/27/2021

Under the direction of the Director of Advanced Professional Development, the STAR Program adjunct instructor will teach courses in the area of special education and/or bilingual education for the School-Based Teaching Academy of Racine (STAR) Program, a collaborative teacher preparation program between Racine Unified School District and UW-Parkside. The adjunct instructor will teach one or more of the below courses at the RUSD Professional Learning Center in Racine, Wisconsin, in person on the designated day during daytime hours. The adjunct instructor is responsible for preparing course materials, adhering to requirements of program syllabi, teaching lessons, and assessing students. This position requires supporting the STAR Program and its mission through responsive teaching and supporting resident teachers in an academic setting.

Available courses include:

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching: Fridays, September 8-December 15, 2021
  • Disability Across the Lifespan: Fridays, September 8-December 15, 2021
  • Foundations of Language and Literacy for Bilingual Education: Wednesdays, September 29-December 15, 2021
  • Developing Academic Language in a Bilingual Classroom: Wednesdays, January 5-26, 2022
  • Advanced Language and Literacy: Wednesdays, February 16-May 11, 2022
  • Advanced Biliteracy: Wednesdays, February 16-May 11, 2022

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepare materials needed for course meetings, including PowerPoints, handouts, and supportive materials relevant to course topics
  2. Adhere to program syllabi, requirements, and guidelines
  3. Teach educator preparation courses in the field of special education or bilingual education
  4. Communicate regularly with students and University and district personnel
  5. Assess, grade, and provide appropriate feedback on student work in a timely manner
  6. Work collaboratively with STAR Program personnel at the University and district levels to ensure that data is collected, analyzed, and reported
  7. Attend instructor and programmatic meetings as required
  8. Represent the University and the program in a professional manner

Standards of Performance

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Integrity in dealing with students, program personnel, and educational stakeholders
  • Willingness to assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Effective instruction of students to achieve learning outcomes
  • Attendance and punctuality for classes and meetings
  • Timely and fair evaluation of student work
  • Ability to demonstrate self-motivation and self-direction
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
  • Understanding of and adherence to University policies and guidelines
  • Ability to maintain and organize accurate and detailed records

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Knowledge of current best practices in special education and educator preparation, including differentiated instruction, UDL, high impact practices, and special education law and responsibilities; and/or knowledge of current best practices in bilingual/bicultural education and educator preparation, including language proficiency, biliteracy, and theories of language acquisition
  • Knowledge and ability to teach university courses
  • Ability to contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Ability to use electronic documents and technology, including the Canvas learning management system, to grade assignments and communicate with students, University personnel, and RUSD personnel
  • Ergonomic Requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around classroom, campus, and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Ability to attend classes, meetings, and workshops.
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, tablets, Video Conferencing, Interactive Whiteboard Systems, Canvas learning management system

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Master’s Degree or higher in special education, bilingual/bicultural education, or related field
  • Teaching experience and knowledge of best practices in special education for grades 1-8 or bilingual education for grades K-12
  • Commitment to, and experience in, the preparation of educators for diverse contexts and populations
  • Experience teaching online or using the Canvas learning management system, or willingness to learn
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 15th 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 08/16/2021

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