This library for the University of Wisconsin System and UW–Madison contains proposed standardized job titles and job descriptions for Academic Staff, University Staff, and Limited Appointees.

A standard job description describes work at a high level and connects UW jobs to similar jobs in the market. It is a general set of responsibilities, without regard to any specific employee, that describes the work an employee performs and their role and impact to the organization.

  • This library is still in draft form and will be continually updated based on feedback through the employee-manager conversation period (see New Standard Job Descriptions created after the launch of the library). Some job titles and job descriptions are not changing as a result of the project. If you have any questions please contact your local HR.
  • Review the titles in the library by job family and job sub-family, or use the search tool to look for key words in job titles and job summaries. The standardized job description and minimum preferred education represent the systemwide shared minimum elements of each job description.
library words defined
Inst – Institution S/C/D – School/College/Division