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Eastern Illinois University, Assistant Professor, General Teaching Methodology and Curriculum Design Position

Department of Secondary Education and Foundations

A full-time, tenure-track position teaching in the area of General Teaching Methodology, as well as Curriculum Design. Subject to available funding.

Responsibilities
To teach undergraduate and graduate courses in general education methodology and curriculum development for candidates seeking initial and advanced-level certification, as well as candidates preparing for National Board Certification; supervise practicum students; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; integrate appropriate technologies in teaching; participate in research/creative activities; as well as provide leadership and service to the Department/College/University and profession.

Qualifications
Earned Doctorate with strong preparation in general education methods and public school curriculum development. Significant teaching experience, grades 6-12, in United States public schools since the No Child Legislation was enacted. Preference will be given to candidates with university teaching experience teaching general education methods classes; those with the ability to integrate technologies in teaching and research; and those with prior supervisory experience.

Starting Date
August, 2011.

The University and Community Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Approximately 11,500 on-campus students enroll in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on- and off-campus sites. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois, and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Closing Date
Review of applications begins October 18, 2010, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled.

Applications
A letter of application, vita, official transcripts, and a list of names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references should be sent to Dr. Patricia Fewell, Chair, Department of Secondary Education and Foundations, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920. Email: pjfewell@eiu.edu Fax: 217-581-7147.

Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

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Western Oregon University Assistant Professor Curriculum and Instruction

Teacher Education Division, Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction (Emphasis in Assessment)

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins November 29, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Teacher Education Division of Western Oregon University seeks qualified applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, specializing in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and the union contract. Excellent benefits package.

Program Description: The successful candidate will join the Division of Teacher Education at WOU as a specialist in C&I and Assessment. WOU's teacher preparation program was the winner of the prestigious 2010 Christa McAullife Excellence in Teacher Education Award sponsored by AASCU. This division graduates approximately 300 new teachers each year and provides graduate coursework and degree programs in several education specialties. The individual hired for this position will teach both undergraduate and graduate classes. Other responsibilities include student advising, teacher candidate supervision, alternative calendar/off campus teaching, program development, and committee work. Summer employment is available. The university strongly encourages applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds with a commitment to multicultural education.

Start Date: September 16, 2011

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction or related field, with primary emphasis in Assessment (ABD considered)
  • Expertise in lesson design and curriculum planning, including differentiation strategies and classroom management, at the elementary and/or secondary levels
  • Expertise in teaching performance- and standards-based approaches to classroom assessment
  • Evidence of three years of licensed, successful K-12 teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in college/university teaching
  • Experience in supervision of teacher candidates
  • Experience working with culturally, linguistically, and other diverse populations
  • Experience in using technologies for teaching and learning
  • Familiarity with Teacher Work Sample Methodology or other teacher performance assessments

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of educational research and theories of learning
  • Familiarity with federal and state educational policies
  • Ability to design and implement engaging and effective instruction
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Active agenda for research and publication
  • Effective teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills

Contact Information:

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Karie Mize, Search Committee Chair, at mizek@wou.edu or 503-838-8724. Recruitment Number: F1016 


Required application materials:

  • A WOU Faculty Application Form (available at www.wou.edu/facultyapp)
  • Letter of intent
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Current curriculum vita, including evidence of scholarly activity
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation (It is recommended that letters received by email be signed and submitted in PDF format on letterhead)
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts for highest degree

Submit Application Materials to:

F1016 Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Assessment
Western Oregon University
Human Resources Office
345 N Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361

-OR- E-mail as an attachment to employment@wou.edu -OR- Fax to 503-838-8144.

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Chapman University Assistant Professor Integrated Ed Studies

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor, Faculty Position, Integrated Educational Studies

Chapman University seeks applications for an assistant/associate professor in the Integrated Educational Studies Program. Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. The College of Educational Studies offers an innovative Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Educational Studies that provide students with a personalized and rigorous educational experience. Information about the College of Educational Studies is available at http://www.chapman.edu/ces.

Description: The Integrated Educational Studies Program recognizes the need to prepare professionals who are forward-thinking and envision the world of education in innovative ways. We are committed to providing Chapman University undergraduates with a dynamic and intellectually challenging liberal arts-based education that promotes critical thinking. IES attracts students interested in inquiry and education as a source of transformation and liberation in a diverse society.
The candidate for this position will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and have had teaching experience in schools, as well as experience working with small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and service agencies within the context of a K-12 environment. Applicant will teach courses within the Integrated Educational Studies Program and possibly in CES Graduate Programs. Significant scholarship is an expectation of the position. Additional requirements include: strong interpersonal communication skills, commitment to collaboration, familiarity with student-centered environments, and an understanding of educating for a culturally diverse society. A background or experience in English Education, Literacy and/or Second Language Acquisition is desirable, but not required.

Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D./Ed.D with research interests in, but not limited to, the following areas: urban education, education reform, program evaluation, entrepreneurship in education, second language acquisition, curriculum development, and cultural diversity.
  • Ability to teach at the undergraduate level and potentially graduate level courses.
  • Strong commitment to mentoring and professional development.
  • Record of active membership in professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated promise of sustainable and significant research.
  • Ability to design and implement program assessment tools.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student/faculty research.
  • Experience using technology in educational settings.
  • Ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute as an integral member of the IES faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of the overall program.
  • Take a leadership role in assessing and refining of the IES program.
  • Create and nurture relationships with the local schools, businesses and nonprofit community to develop and strengthen the IES program goals.
  • Design new course curriculum and teach courses in the IES Program. Current course descriptions are available at http://www.chapman.edu/CES/ies/
  • Coordinate research and writing activities for IES students that lead to publications, presentations, workshop coordination, and grant writing.
  • Evidence of an interest and ability to write grants and obtain external funding to support research efforts by faculty and IES students.
  • Oversee fieldwork experiences for specified IES courses.

Application Process:

The search committee chair is Dr. Kimberly A. White-Smith. Please submit a formal letter of application detailing qualifications related to the position description; curriculum vitae, samples of research publications/submissions, and contact information for three references to:

Patricia Harriman
Search Coordinator
College of Educational Studies
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Direct: 714 532-6076
Fax: 714 744-7035
pharrima@chapman.edu

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Chapman University requires background checks for all new employees.

Application review begins December, 2010. The position commences mid-August 2011, although an alternate start date may be negotiated. The position is tenure track and will remain open until filled. Please visit our website: www.chapman.edu/ces/ies.

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USC Assistant Professor Teacher Education

Assistant, Associate or Professor of Teacher Education (three positions)

The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education is seeking outstanding scholars to join its faculty in tenure track positions. Application review will begin November 1, 2010. USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace.

The Rossier School of Education is ranked in the top 10 private schools of education by the U.S. News and World Report. Our faculty is nationally recognized in terms of scholarly activity, external research funding and professional service. Successful candidates must have the commitment to advance the Rossier School of Education's mission, which is improving urban education locally, nationally, and globally. We achieve our mission through rigorous scholarship, innovative degree programs and multiple partnerships with schools, community groups and other organizations.

Candidates should have extensive background in a relevant discipline or field. An independent program of research, characterized by methodological sophistication (quantitative or qualitative), professional relevance internationally, and potential or track-record of significant external support, is required. Candidates with federal research funding are particularly encouraged to apply. Research interests will complement those of the current faculty across the school and will show promise for strengthening the quality of urban education, ideally in multi-regional, national, and international contexts.

A doctorate is required.

Teacher Education--three positions: (2) Associate/Full Professors. (1) Assistant/Associate Professor

Suitable candidates will have successful programs of teaching and research that further the understanding of teaching and teacher preparation, with an emphasis on urban, high-needs schools. Priority will be given to candidates who have a clear focus on what works for teacher education and those who are committed to improving the efficacy of teacher preparation programs in terms of student outcomes. Additionally, priority will be given to candidates whose work draws connections between teacher education and:

  • K-12 Science and Mathematics teaching and learning, particularly in urban, high-needs settings; and/or
  • Technology-enhanced learning for both adults and children.

All teacher education faculty may teach in our Ed.D. and newly designed on-campus and online Masters of Teaching (MAT) preparation program. More information about the MAT may be found at http://mat.usc.edu/. Candidates who are interested in developing an agenda of research around the MAT@USC are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates able to link teacher and student learning to other areas of strength within Rossier are also strongly encouraged. In particular, we seek candidates with (1) an interest in education policy issues that are relevant to teaching and learning in urban high-needs schools including teacher quality, teacher retention, high-stakes accountability and teacher leadership and (2) a background in theories of learning.

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Fairfield University in Connecticut

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, non-tenure track faculty poistion in Curriculum and Instruction

Fairfield University in Connecticut invites applications for a Professor of the Practice, non-tenure track faculty position in Curriculum and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions beginning August 2011. The successful candidate will teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in English and English Education. The candidate will also serve as Director of the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield, a professional development program and site of the National Writing Project, serving teachers, schools, and students throughout southern Connecticut. Initial review of applications will begin on December 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Required qualifications:
MA, PhD or EdD in literacy or a related area, such as composition, English education, or reading; K-12 classroom teaching experience; and experience with the National Writing Project (or other teacher professional development programs). Higher education teaching experience, successful grant-writing experience, and work with diverse populations, in both urban and suburban schools, preferred. Additional information on job available at University web site.

For consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Patricia Calderwood, Chair, Professor of the Practice Search Committee, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Fairfield University, CNS 102, N. Benson Rd. Fairfield, CT 06824.

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U. Pittsburgh Clinical Assistant Professor Reading Education

School of Education's Department of Instruction and Learning

The Reading Education program in the School of Education's Department of Instruction and Learning is seeking (pending approval) applicants for a non-tenure stream 10-month clinical faculty member to begin in August 2011. The initial appointment is for 2-years with the possibility of renewal.

The University of Pittsburgh has a tradition of excellence in reading education with former faculty including Isabel Beck and Rita Bean. Responsibilities of the position include teaching courses and supervising practicum experiences in the Reading Specialist Certification, Masters in Reading Education, and Elementary Education programs. Reading faculty advise, mentor, and teach candidates representative of a diverse urban population.

Requirements include a doctorate in Reading Education or a related field with a strong background in reading/language arts and a minimum of three years of teaching at the K-8 level. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged. Material can be uploaded to: http://www.education.pitt.edu/facultysearch/. If you are unable to upload your documents, please mail materials to: Clinical Reading Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education University of Pittsburgh, 5600 WWPH Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

For full consideration, upload (1) a cover letter with a statement of professional goals, (2) a current vita, and (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please have three letters of recommendation either requested through the online system or emailed to edsearch@pitt.edu. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Linda Kucan (lkucan@pitt.edu). Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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U. Tennessee, Martin -- Assistant Professor in C&I and Reading

The Department of Educational Studies in The College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at The University of Tennessee at Martin invites applications for the following three tenure-track faculty positions for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction:
Full-time, tenure track, assistant professor position for graduate and undergraduate teaching in the area of curriculum & instruction. Earned doctorate or ABD in Curriculum & Instruction required with expertise/emphasis in a content area (social studies, language arts, mathematics, or science). Doctoral defense prior to assuming position required. Must have completed minimum of three years successful teaching at the 4-12 public school level.

Assistant Professor of Reading:
Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in reading and related fields; supervise field experiences; advise students; conduct appropriate research; perform service.

Qualifications: Doctorate in reading, language arts, literacy, or closely related area (ABD considered); minimum of three years full time P-12 teaching experience; ability to collaborate with faculty and personnel in P-12 schools; familiarity with technology and online and distance learning; evidence of scholarly potential.                                                                                                                              

Application Process:
Submit a letter of interest, current vita, and the names of three references (including position titles, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers), a sample of scholarly writing, and copies of degree transcripts to Dr. Beverly J. Hearn, Chair of Reading Search Committee, 227 Gooch Hall, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee 38238. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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University of Denver Assistant Professor Curriculum and Instruction

The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education invites applications for a tenure track position in the Curriculum and Instruction program at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a candidate with expertise in the area of K-12 with specific background or interest in working with culturally diverse, underserved populations. This position requires an innovative thinker who can teach graduate courses in face-to-face and distance learning contexts; supervise graduate students and direct doctoral dissertations. A strong background in one or more of the following areas is required: curriculum and instruction; designing, implementing, and/or evaluating programs; new information technologies and digital literacy; experience in building collaborative institutional and community partnerships; and STEM. Demonstrated experience or potential in teaching, research, and securing external funding is desired.

The MCE is located in the new Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The facility features state-of-the-art technology including interactive white boards and flat-panel displays throughout, two TelePresence videoconferencing systems, three Tandberg videoconferencing systems and a Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP) integrated communications system. The person in this position will teach two classes per quarter in the C&I master's and doctoral programs. Some classes will be taught on-line.

Applicants should demonstrate an ability or desire to inform and influence current curriculum/ educational policies, practices, and controversies related to K-12 educational or community settings. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to think creatively in designing, implementing and/or evaluating innovative educational programs. Demonstrated experience or potential in teaching, research, and securing external funding are desired.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who have undertaken research and teaching with diverse populations and whose scholarship, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity of our academic offerings.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate (or ABD with a graduation date set before Sept. 1, 2011) in Curriculum and Instruction or a closely related field. Experience with diverse populations is also required. If doctorate is not complete, will hold title of "instructor" until completion.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please see our extensive benefits package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits. In accordance with DU policy, all candidates will be subject to a standard background check.

The appointment will commence on September 1, 2011. Interested candidates will submit an application online by going to www.dujobs.org, and should attach a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (all attached under the letter of recommendation tab) or sent to search chair Dr. Bruce Uhrmacher at buhrmach@du.edu. Inquiries about this position can also be sent to the search chair. Screening of applications will begin on January 15th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities, and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer. See the DU Diversity Statement at http://www.du.edu/chancellor/diversityStatement.html

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University of Denver Assistant Professor Teacher Education

The University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education invites applications for a tenure track position in the Teacher Education program at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a candidate with expertise in preparing teachers for best practice in support of STEM, gifted and talented, English language learners, special education areas, urban environments and diverse underserved populations.

The MCE is located in the new Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, a 65,000 square foot complex providing a flexible, innovative, and multidisciplinary learning environment. The facility allows for ongoing dialogue with community, national, and global partners as we enter a transformational era in education. The facility features state-of-the-art technology including interactive white boards and flat-panel displays throughout, two TelePresence videoconferencing systems, and a Voice-over Internet Protocol (VOIP).

This position requires an innovative thinker who can work in face-to-face and distance learning contexts. A strong background in one or more of the following areas is required: teacher education preparation; multicultural education; curriculum and instruction. The assistant professor will supervise graduate students and teach face-to-face and blended on-line graduate courses in teacher education and/or curriculum and instruction.

The successful applicant will have a promising research agenda and potential for success in external funding of scholarship that explores innovations in teacher education and professional development.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate (or ABD with a graduation date set before September 1, 2011) in one of the following or related areas: teacher education preparation; multicultural education; curriculum and instruction. If doctorate is not complete will hold title of "instructor" until completion. At least three years of experience working with students in a P-12 and/or higher education institution, school, community, or informal educational setting is required Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment will commence on September 1, 2011. Interested candidates will submit an application online by going to www.dujobs.org, and should attach a letter outlining research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference (all attached under the letter of recommendation tab) or send to Karen Paul-Masaoka at karen.paul-masaoka@du.edu when applying for this position.

Inquiries about this position can be made to any of the following search committee members: Dr. Frank Tuitt (Higher Education) frank.tuitt@du.edu, Dr. Maria Salazar (Curriculum &Instruction) maria.salazar@du.edu, or Dr. Kimberly Hartnett-Edwards (Teacher Education) Kimberly.hartnett-edwards@du.edu.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, people of color, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer. Screening of applications will begin on January 15th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

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Teacher U, Assistant Professor

Position: Assistant Professor
Location: New York, New York

GENERAL SUMMARY

Teacher U is a revolutionary, practical, results-oriented teacher training program developed by the founders of Uncommon Schools, KIPP, and Achievement First. Over the past three years, Teacher U has managed a master's level program at Hunter College and recently has established a new, independent graduate program, Relay School of Education, which will begin operations in the summer of 2011. Assistant Professors will play an integral role in launching this new graduate school of education and will lead groups of full-time classroom teachers through the two-year program.

Assistant Professors will break the traditional model of an education professor; they will teach, observe, support, and evaluate cohorts of teachers in order to provide them with the best possible, differentiated preparation. By working with the same group of teachers over two years, Assistant Professors will build deep relationships with these teachers and will support them to generate significant, measurable student achievement gains. Once the new graduate program is fully established, Assistant Professors may also have the opportunity to conduct and/or publish research that is aligned with the mission of institution and guided by the Director of Research. In short, this is an outstanding opportunity to play a significant role in urban, public education reform.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching

  • Teach at least two general pedagogy sessions each month (e.g. checking for understanding, data-driven instruction); and
  • Teach one content/grade-specific session each month (e.g. middle school science, elementary math, etc.).

Evaluation and Feedback

  • Evaluate and provide feedback on all assignments;
  • Observe and supervise teachers during their first and second years of the program; and
  • Collaborate with fellow faculty to develop, revise, and implement quality curriculum.

Teacher Support

  • Serve as the primary advisor to teachers as it relates to their progress in the program;
  • Hold weekly office hours which may include remediation sessions; and
  • Collaborate with fellow faculty to best support all teachers.

Collaboration with Partners

  • Actively develop collaborative relationships with relevant partner organizations (e.g. Uncommon Schools, KIPP, Achievement First, and Teach For America) and with leaders of the schools in which participating teachers work.

Research

  • Conduct and/or publish research that is aligned with mission of institution and guided by Director of Research;
  • Develop proposals for research funding with goal of securing funding to support own research; and
  • Actively cultivate collaborative relationships across institutions for research purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS

First and foremost, Assistant Professors must share the team's sense of urgency about the need to improve student achievement through phenomenal teacher preparation. Additionally, candidates for the position must possess the following:

  • Earned doctorate in a relevant field (e.g. Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education, or English Education) required;
  • Experience preparing and delivering instructional feedback to teachers, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, lesson plans, and effective implementation of concrete pedagogical strategies;
  • Experience managing teams of teachers and facilitating adult learning (e.g., as a department chair, as an instructional coach, or through programs such as Teach For America or other teacher education programs);
  • Proven mastery of teaching, with measurable evidence of driving student achievement gains, in high‐need, K‐12 public schools;
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge about relevant curriculum in her/his subject area of expertise;
  • Excellent organization and project management skills;
  • Sophisticated interpersonal skills including the ability to work with and manage a broad range of constituents;
  • Demonstrated passion for urban education and closing the achievement gap; and
  • High level of zest, grit, hope, gratitude, and humor.

COMPENSATION
Teacher U offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume to jobs@teacheru.org with the name of the position for which you are applying in your subject line. If you know of someone who would be an ideal candidate for this position, we encourage you to send his or her name and email address to refer@teacheru.org.

UKA Teacher U provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

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Teacher U--Assistant Professor of Practice

Position: Assistant Professor of Practice
Location: New York, New York

GENERAL SUMMARY

Teacher U is a revolutionary, practical, results-oriented teacher training program developed by the founders of Uncommon Schools, KIPP, and Achievement First. Over the past three years, Teacher U has managed a master's level program at Hunter College and recently has established a new, independent graduate program, Relay School of Education, which will begin operations in the summer of 2011.

Assistant Professors of Practice will play an integral role in launching this new graduate school of education and will lead groups of full-time classroom teachers through the two-year program. Assistant Professors of Practice will break the traditional model of an education professor; they will teach, observe, support, and evaluate cohorts of teachers in order to provide them with the best possible, differentiated preparation. By working with the same group of teachers over two years, Assistant Professors of Practice will build deep relationships with these teachers and will support them to generate significant, measurable student achievement gains. In short, this is an outstanding opportunity to play a significant role in urban, public education reform.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching

  • Teach wide range of general pedagogy sessions (e.g. checking for understanding, data-driven instruction); and/or
  • Teach content/grade-specific sessions (e.g. middle school science, elementary math, etc.).

Evaluation and Feedback

  • Evaluate and provide feedback on all assignments;
  • Observe and supervise teachers during their first and second years of the program; and
  • Collaborate with fellow faculty to develop, revise, and implement quality curriculum.

Teacher Support

  • Serve as the primary advisor to teachers as it relates to their progress in the program;
  • Hold weekly office hours which may include remediation sessions; and
  • Collaborate with fellow faculty to best support all teachers.

Collaboration with Partners

  • Actively develop collaborative relationships with relevant partner organizations (e.g. Uncommon Schools, KIPP, Achievement First, and Teach For America) and with leaders of the schools in which participating teachers work.

QUALIFICATIONS
First and foremost, Assistant Professors of Practice must share the team's sense of urgency about the need to improve student achievement through phenomenal teacher preparation. Additionally, candidates for the position must possess the following: Advanced degree (Doctorate is preferred. Master's is required.);

  • Experience preparing and delivering instructional feedback to teachers, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, lesson plans, and effective implementation of concrete pedagogical strategies;
  • Experience managing teams of teachers and facilitating adult learning (e.g., as a department chair, as an instructional coach, or through programs such as Teach For America or other teacher education programs);
  • Proven mastery of teaching, with measurable evidence of driving student achievement gains, in high‐need, K‐12 public schools;
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge about relevant curriculum in her/his subject area of expertise;
  • Excellent organization and project management skills;
  • Sophisticated interpersonal skills including the ability to work with and manage a broad range of constituents;
  • Demonstrated passion for urban education and closing the achievement gap; and
  • High level of zest, grit, hope, gratitude, and humor.

COMPENSATION
Teacher U offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume to jobs@teacheru.org with the name of the position for which you are applying in your subject line. If you know of someone who would be an ideal candidate for this position, we encourage you to send his or her name and email address to refer@teacheru.org.

UKA Teacher U provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

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