Madison College Teaching Fellow Application


The Teaching Fellows program gives students the opportunity to develop and teach an in-person African Studies course at Madison College


Applicants must be advanced UW-Madison graduate students in good standing, making normal progress toward a degree, specializing in the study of Africa in any department, with life and preferably research experience in Africa. Applicants must have completed 18 graduate credits in African Studies (or related field) from UW-Madison. 


Course development grant for Summer 2023 ($5000) 

50% Lectureship for Fall 2023 (~$11,600 stipend + tuition remission + benefits)


This position is responsible for instruction at the college level. This includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, and advising students.

This position will work with leadership within the Madison College School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to develop and teach an introductory level survey course that introduces Madison College students to the fields of African Studies and/or Global Black Studies. This course will be part of the new African Studies certificate curriculum at Madison College. Course enrollment is likely to be between 10-30 students. 


Madison College is a community college located in Dane County that offers associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The campus is the number-one source of transfer students to UW-Madison. With an open-admission policy, the college welcomes anyone seeking to further their education and celebrates its ability to accommodate learners with a variety of life and career goals. The college prides itself on reflecting the diversity of our local community and values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ages, abilities, and orientations.


  1. Knowledge of current educational methods and strategies, including learner-centered instruction, assessment, evaluation and collaborative techniques and strategies that address closing the gap in student access and achievement across race, gender and disability.
  2. Skill in the use of educational technology and alternative delivery methods.
  3. Knowledge and ability to infuse multicultural perspectives into course content and delivery.
  4. Skill in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds, as well as individuals with disabilities.


Fellows will be expected to:

  • Design and revise course syllabus and course materials, including selecting readings, creating/curating digital media, crafting assessments and assignments, and planning for modes of interaction among students and between the students and instructor. 
  • Use Blackboard learning management system to deliver course content
  • Assist and advise students who have problems with assignments, tests, grades, course content, career concerns, and other academic matters
  • Comply with Madison College policies and directions regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, providing grades on a timely basis, evaluating student performance and maintaining office hours for student assistance and counseling, etc.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Madison College’s mission, vision and values.


Applicants should submit a C.V., cover letter, and a teaching statement. The applicant’s advisor must also submit the Teaching Fellow Approval From (Wisc NETID & password required) by the deadline. 

This is a professional development opportunity. The application process is intended to give students the opportunity to develop application materials in preparation for entering the job market. You are encouraged to visit the Writing Center and to speak with your advisor as you prepare your application materials.  Resources for drafting a teaching statement>> 

Some candidates will be invited to participate in interviews. Because this program is designed as a professional development opportunity, students will have the rare opportunity to request direct feedback on their application materials and interviews. 


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Sun, April 9, 11:59 PM


The African Studies Program is pleased to offer two additional Teaching Fellow opportunities. Students may apply to multiple Teaching Fellow positions, but may only accept one appointment. Previous Teaching Fellows are eligible to apply. All Teaching Fellow positions require separate applications and will be reviewed by separate committees. Mentors should only submit one Teaching Fellow Approval Form per applicant

  • International Studies Teaching Fellow. An opportunity to develop and teach an International Studies special topics course course to UW-Madison undergraduate students.
  • Africa 277 Teaching Fellow. An opportunity to develop curriculum for the UW-Madison undergraduate survey course and to serve as the lead summer instructor for the course.