Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Teacher Licensure and Clinical Supervision

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Teacher Licensure and Clinical Supervision

Job no: 531533
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR

Department: Department of Education Studies, College of Education
Rank: Associate Clinical Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

April 24, 2023; position open until closed

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with an online application, including names and contact information for at least three professional references, applicants should submit the following:

1. A letter of interest that includes examples of your experience preparing and/or supporting in-service or preservice teachers on culturally responsive teaching, family/community engagement, and/or embedding equity and inclusion content and practices into subject area curriculum and instruction (2-3 pages) 2. A CV 3. Teacher Preparation: Please share an example with some details from your background preparing and/or supporting in-service or preservice teachers from underrepresented and underserved communities (e.g., teachers from communities structurally disadvantaged by race, ethnicity, language, Indigeneity, gender identity, and sexual orientation)

Department Summary

The College of Education (COE) is organized into three academic departments and 16 research and outreach centers. All departments include tenure and career non-tenure track faculty and graduate and undergraduate programs addressing the full range of issues present in educational and social systems. A range of academic degrees and majors are offered, including educational leadership, communication disorders and sciences, elementary and secondary education, school psychology, counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, special education, teacher education studies, administrator preparation, and quantitative research methods. As noted in our mission statement, COE faculty, staff, and students are committed to developing and validating programs that prepare scholars and practitioners, while promoting respect for diversity, equitable opportunities, and inclusive environments. Further information about the leadership programs, college, and the university is accessible at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

The faculty in the Department of Education Studies (EDST) has a very diverse research portfolio that spans a wide array of interests and specializations, with award recognition for scholarship, teaching, and service. EDST programs are known for a strong focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. EDST licensure and degree programs prepare professionals to use the best of research-based practices to teach children and adult learners alike. For undergraduates, EDST offers BA/BS in Educational Foundations and Secondary Certificate program pathways for students ultimately interested in pursuing graduate studies and licensure (in programs such as UOTeach) towards achieving the goal of becoming an elementary or secondary teacher. UOTeach is the teacher licensure master’s program in Curriculum and Teaching for initial licensure in both Elementary Multiple Subjects and Middle/High School Education. The EDST department also houses the Education Policy and Leadership master’s program, the Quantitative Research Methods in Education (QRME) doctoral program, and the Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education (CSSE) doctoral program.

Position Summary

The College of Education is seeking to hire a prominent educator to collaborate with members of the EDST department, and across the faculty of the college and university, to provide clinical instruction to students and supervisors of students in the Department of Education Studies MEd programs in Curriculum and Teaching (UOTeach) and the MS added endorsement programs in Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTEd). The clinical assistant/associate professor is expected to demonstrate and share the expertise of their practice and to provide a strong leadership role within these settings or for the program as well as make scholarly contributions to the field. Faculty will have a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, scholarship, working with underrepresented populations, and creating an inclusive environment for our increasingly diverse student body.
Our goal in the Department of Education Studies is to set our teacher candidates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers. Addressing issues such as inequities and racial injustice is the central thread for our majors and programs with a focusing on critical and effective pedagogies. The Licensure Coordinator will advise and mentor licensure/graduate students in our MEd programs in Curriculum and Teaching (UOTeach), and MS in Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTEd). Through teaching, advising, mentoring, and intellectual contributions to academic program design, this position has the potential to guide and shape the next generation of educational leaders in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and Nation.

Typical duties of the Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Licensure Coordinator are providing clinical instruction, assessment, review, and redesign for elementary and secondary teaching candidates, university supervisors, and mentoring teachers in alignment with the expertise of the College of Education, Department of Education Studies faculty in relation to state and national accreditation mandates. Opportunities are also available for existing academic program redesign, development of new academic programs for educational leaders, and academic program coordination.

Instructional assignments for this position will include clinical instruction at either the elementary or secondary level of endorsement. Additional instructional content areas will include accreditation mandated courses in clinical practices for supervision, educational psychology, ESOL pedagogy, educational equity and inclusion, and subject-specific teaching methods. Additional educational foundations instructional areas may include Indigenous pedagogy, gender and sexuality studies in education, and educational foundations.

This position is a nine-month renewable Career Faculty position in the Clinical Professor classification series. The position’s responsibilities are guided by the COE’s Non-Tenure Track Professional Responsibilities Policy, United Academics’ Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the COE’s NTTF Policy for Promotion and Review.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Qualifications Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Master’s degree or doctorate in education or related field
  • Demonstrated expertise, effective mentoring, teaching, and/or supervision in clinical/K-12 educational settings (e.g., having a leadership position in K-12, mentoring graduate students or recent graduates, teaching seminars/workshops, running support groups) o Documented experience and expertise in diversity and inclusion such as teaching, mentoring, advising, supervising, and supporting in-service teachers from racial/cultural/linguistic/gender diverse groups o Documented expertise in teacher education and educator preparation. Examples include curriculum and instruction faculty, instructional coaching, curriculum supervision, or other ongoing teacher training
  • Demonstrated evidence of academic or clinical program leadership (e.g., practicum instruction and supervision, training practicum instructors/supervisors, developing and supervising a specialty clinic).
  • Graduation from a teacher licensure/certification program and licensed, or license eligible, in Oregon

To qualify for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor, successful candidates must meet all the requirements of Clinical Assistant Professor plus 6 years of post-terminal degree experience including the following:
  • Evidence of high-quality clinical instruction/supervision as related to the position (e.g., practicum instruction and supervision, training practicum instructors/supervisors, developing and supervising a specialty clinic)
  • Participation in clinical education (e.g., practicum, clinical methods training)
  • Documented service and/or leadership in program coordination, and/or district teacher leadership and professional development
  • Professional contributions to teacher preparation, advising and supporting preservice and/or in-service teachers from diverse racial/cultural/linguistic/gender diverse groups with an emphasis on clinical education (e.g., develop and publish teaching or clinical tools, provide technical support on teacher training to policy professionals, publish scholarly articles, present at state conference, mentor student clinical research projects)

To qualify for the rank of Clinical Professor, successful candidates must meet all the requirements of Clinical Associate Professor plus an additional 6 years of post-terminal degree experience (12 years total) including the following:
  • Active leadership responsibilities in a variety of areas (e.g., development and evaluation of the clinical education program, budgeting, and staff evaluation in a school/clinic)
  • Widening of the scope of impact and audience of scholarly activities related to or directly impacting clinical education (e.g., having a state or national office; serving on a state board or committee; develop and publish clinical materials, in the practice literature, applying for internal or external awards to support program work)

Professional Competencies

o Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills that will enhance community relations and support graduate student training
  • Ability to teach a broad array of applied curriculum and teaching courses on topics such as clinical professional standards in a professional school, educational psychology, and subject area teaching methods courses aligned to professional credentials

Preferred Qualifications

o Doctoral degree in education or related field o Experience in clinical support for teaching candidates or early career teachers from underrepresented groups (BIPOC and bilingual) o Three years of teaching experience in an educator preparation setting o Certification, licensure, endorsement, or other indication of significant special education training and experience o Experience in accreditation and adopted teacher assessment tools o Familiarity and experience working in Oregon schools and/or districts

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