The College of Education at Michigan State University invites applications for an Instructor-Fixed Term position in the Department of Teacher Education; this position is a 2/3 time appointment with the potential for full-time work dependent upon applicant qualifications, student enrollment in the Grand Rapids school district, and other factors; this position will be located in Grand Rapids, MI.
The successful candidate will perform the following job duties and responsibilities: meeting with school district administration, school administrators and teachers to identify and secure appropriate internship placements for students and communicate program policies and procedures; providing continuous support to field instructors in their work with interns; maintaining ongoing communication with and providing professional development for mentor teachers; mediating difficult conversations and disputes involving any combination of students, mentors, instructors and administrators as needed; organizing and facilitating events including Grand Rapids Elementary Opening Day, Grand Rapids Elementary Convocation, and Elementary Mentor Teacher Meetings; providing and updating data for program assistants and assisting in the collection and distribution of various forms using platforms such as LiveText, Qualtrics, and D2L; serving as the program’s representative to the Inter-Institutional Teacher Educators Council of West Michigan; writing monthly Teacher Preparation Program e-newsletters; and assisting in reserving classroom space for 800-level courses. The person in this position will also support the Program Director in interviewing and making recommendations for hiring field instructors and perform other duties as assigned.
Candidates must have successful collaborative leadership experience; experience facilitating teacher learning, pre-service or in-service; strong communication skills; demonstrated commitment to cultural/linguistic diversity; skills in collaborating with teachers/principals; experience teaching/working in K-12 public school settings; earned MA in relevant field.
Experience working with MSU partner schools; experience working with Grand Rapids Public Schools; experience planning events; experience with data management or evaluation; experience using technology to solve problems.
Applications are due April 10, 2017. Interested candidates should provide a letter of application stating qualifications for this position in addition to a CV and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants must apply online at: http://jobs.msu.edu. Please reference job posting #5176.
MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.