Job Description


The University of Wisconsin-Stout Child and Family Study Center is seeking a qualified and experienced Early Childhood Education Teacher to join its collaborative teaching team. Early Childhood Education teachers serve as demonstration teachers in the Child and Family Study Center for a group of assigned children modeling evidence-based practices for practicum students, preservice teachers, volunteers, and observers. They provide leadership in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment. Developing an alliance with families and community is essential. Working cooperatively with center director, staff, and university community they ensure a model center; to include accreditation, licensing, and other regulatory requirements. Classroom teachers engage in continuous professional development and assist in promotion of public relations for the center.  Anticipated start date: August 19, 2024.

Official Universities of Wisconsin Job Description 

Minimum / Required 

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field and Wisconsin Registry Level 14 
  • Related work experience 
  • Must successfully complete a caregiver background check prior to employment  
  • Ability to climb stairs 
  • Ability to lift children and heavy items up to fifty pounds (50 lbs.)  
  • Ability to maneuver in spaces as narrow as one foot (1') in sufficient time to assure safety and well-being of children within licensing and NAEYC regulations 
  • Interest in advancing student learning in Early Childhood Education

Highly Desired/Preferred

  • A valid Professional Educator DPI License (Birth-3)  
  • First aid/CPR (Infant, Child, and Adult) prior to employment 
  • Shaken Baby and SIDS training prior to employment 
  • Master's degree  
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders 
  • Commitment to cultivating a work environment and student experience that embraces inclusion


Plan and facilitates classroom programming and schedules daily classroom activities for an early childhood education facility according to established curriculums. Maintains the safety and physical well-being of children in a designated classroom. Evaluates individualized and developmental educational plans for children in collaboration with other stakeholders, as needed. Maintains and documents effective communication with internal and external stakeholders to relay pertinent information and provide updates of child activities per established guidelines and regulations. Mentors' new teachers and students.

Ability to perform physical activities, such as walking, bending, working at ground level, standing, climbing, lifting children or heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) Ability to respond with quick maneuvering between spaces is required to assure safety and well-being of children, while providing care within licensing and NAEYC regulations.

Stays current with accreditation requirements and maintains a commitment to professional enrichment and learning in the early childhood education field.


The Child and Family Study Center is a university laboratory school committed to excellence and innovation in teacher preparation, supporting undergraduate and graduate students in early childhood and related fields. We are committed to creating a link between educational theory and hands-on practice. We facilitate interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaboration and research; implement developmentally appropriate, inclusive, and evidence-based programming for young children and their families.


Complete applications received by end of day, Sunday, July 8, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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Required application materials

  1. Cover letter - Speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement. 
  2. Curriculum Vitae specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. 
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: 

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Allison Feller
Phone: (715) 232-2554

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Julie Campbell
Phone: (715) 232-1478


University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.  
UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.  

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at 

University of Wisconsin-Stout is in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: 


Minimum starting salary for this nine-month position is $36,000; commensurate with qualifications and experience.  UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office.  Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149. 

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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