The Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, continually accepts resumes for teaching positions that may open up during the academic year or summer session. Applications are reviewed as openings occur, and individual applicants are invited to interview when their skills or areas of expertise match a specific opening. These are temporary, non-tenured, Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) positions as Teaching Specialist or Lecturer, paid on a per course basis with a maximum of 4 credits. Typically, these appointments are made semester by semester and employment is contingent on the course meeting its enrollment target.
This posting is designed to establish a "pool" of instructors. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year. Applications may not be acknowledged upon receipt, but will be reviewed when such openings occur throughout the academic year.
Supervise teacher candidates
Attend any College of Education + Human Development (CEHD) and program area trainings/meetings for University Supervisors.
Conduct classroom observations of teacher candidates during placement and discuss teaching observations with the teacher candidates.
Provide regular oral and written feedback on observations, reflections, lesson plans and assignments.
Maintain contact with teacher candidates, advise them and encourage reflection so as to best support their success in their placements.
Provide written evaluations on teacher candidates’ performance (Dispositions, Evaluation of Student Teaching Rubric and additional assessments deemed appropriate).
Assign grades for student teaching.
A master's degree is required to be hired as a Teaching Specialist
A PhD degree is required to be hired as a Lecturer
Advanced academic experiences (a minimum of a masters degree) in a teacher education program (or an undergraduate teacher education program and a masters in education or the content area)
At least one academic year of Pre-12 teaching experience aligned to the scope (grade level).
Demonstrated active engagement in professional organizations, other education—related endeavors at the local, state or national levels, and ongoing involvement in prekindergraden through grade 12 schools (within the past three years)
An earned doctorate in education
Experience as a master teacher or school administrator
Demonstrated commitment to diversity
Current knowledge of research
Internal Number: 330998
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