Adjunct Teaching Specialist/Clinical Advisor – M.A. in Applied Child and Adolescent Development, Child Life Track
ICD seeks a Child Life Adjunct Teaching Specialist to serve as a Clinical Advisor to begin January 2021. This position carries the expectation of contributions to instruction and advisement of students in the M.A. in Applied Child and Adolescent Development, Child Life Track, degree program. Specifically, this position will instruct CPSY 5996 Field Experience in Applied Child and Adolescent Development and support enrolled students completing their internship.
Teach a maximum of one course per semester
Update course materials (syllabi, handouts, exams) as needed
Grade student materials, including exams, papers and final projects
Teaching responsibilities include book selection, lectures, preparation of course materials (syllabus, exams, handouts), course administration, grading and evaluation, holding office hours, meeting with students, and TA supervision as applicable
Serve as clinical advisor to students completing Child Life practicum and internship placements; maintaining positive working relationship with area hospitals and clinics.
Advise, discuss, and share with graduate students the appropriate ways to prepare for child life practicum/internship clinical training programs, maintain high student learning standards during clinical training experience, and support preparation for employment opportunities, particularly in the Child Life field
Work closely with the Child Life Coordinator and the MA child life adjuncts in supporting a comprehensive and cohesive curriculum
Temporary, non-tenured, Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) positions as Teaching Specialist are paid on a per course basis for the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.
The Institute of Child Development, 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. 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 will not be acknowledged, but will be reviewed when such openings occur throughout the academic year.
Applicants with a M.A. will be hired as Teaching Specialist. Applicants with a Ph.D. will be hired as a Lecturer.
Earned Master’s degree in Child Life or closely related field of study
Earned and hold active certification as a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
Experience in a healthcare or academic setting within the past three years (e.g., Certified Child Life Specialist, Child Life supervisor or other administrative positions)
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience working with child life students in clinical training programs (practicum/internship)
Previous higher education teaching experience
Experience in professional organizations and other education-related endeavors at the local, state, or national levels
Experience designing and implementing Child Life courses
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills enabling one to work both independently and collaboratively and to build consensus with diverse groups of people
Ability to function as a self-starter and work without close supervision
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