Assistant Professor of Practice in English Education at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Job Description:


Assistant Professor of Practice in English Education


Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


College of Education and Human Sciences


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education (TLTE), our new colleague would be joining a dynamic and committed faculty group in the Secondary Program and be part of secondary English teacher preparation which graduates 24-27 teacher candidates per year and involves a long-standing and unique partnership with the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, there is an active graduate program for certified teachers as they professionalize their teaching credentials with master's degrees, graduate certificates, and added teaching endorsements.


Description of Work



Teach preservice, undergraduate, and graduate courses in English education and related areas including but not limited to

:


  • Core courses within the English education program sequence: including TEAC 439/839: Literature of Adolescents; TEAC 452/852 (alternating with the tenure-line faculty person); and TEAC 403/803B: Secondary Student Teaching Seminar. Clinical/Practical experience courses, namely TEAC 397N: Professional Practicum Experience III and TEAC 497: Student Teaching. Educational Foundations courses as needed; TEAC 161: Teaching Matters, and TEAC 331: School and Society. Graduate level courses in literacy, English pedagogy, and/or pedagogical content knowledge. Nebraska Writing Project (NeWP) Summer Institute and Advanced Institute summer courses. Co-leading the Husker Writers partnership.




Support (both formally and informally) preservice teachers within the secondary English education program. Responsibilities include:


  • Organizing and hosting annual welcome events and meet-and-greet functions. Holding informational meetings during semester breaks, prior to clinical experience placements, and during the semester to ensure students are prepared and informed regarding their experience and job search. Finding, developing, and/or distributing resources regarding financial support, mental health support, and job opportunities. Providing induction support as candidates transition from the role of student to that of a classroom teacher. Working with secondary teachers and undergraduate/graduate students to develop and implement curricula that centralizes social change and anti-racist teaching and provides secondary students with opportunities to write to authentic audiences.




Coordinate exceptional practicum and student teaching placements in middle and high schools. This includes:


  • Building relationships with local school districts through direct communication, the organization of meetings, and the offering of professional development with district-level curriculum specialists and leadership. Working with local districts to identify and reach out to expert classroom teachers to serve as cooperating teachers for preservice teachers during their practicum and student teaching experiences. Working with the Office of Field Experiences to ensure placements are appropriate in terms of mentorship, scheduling, and location. Identifying and recruiting English education supervisors who can provide rich, substantive feedback for preservice teachers. Identifying areas of need in the state for secondary English teachers and researching, brainstorming, and planning pathways for preparation for those areas.



Minimum Qualifications


  • An earned doctorate in English Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy, or a related field. Three years teaching English Language Arts/English at the middle or high school level. Demonstrated knowledge of central issues in teacher preparation, English education, literacy education, clinical preparation, and/or university-school partnerships. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.




Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience working with preservice English teachers. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Experience teaching literature and composition.




How to Apply: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Interested candidates must apply online at https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220171. Click "Apply to this Job," complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form, and attach the following documents: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, and 4) doctoral program transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted as part of the application; official transcripts will be required at the time of offer). Please combine items 3 and 4 into a single document and attach as "Other Document."



In addition, arrange to have three letters of recommendation (with contact information for phone references) sent to

lgatti2@unl.edu

by the application review date.

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Lauren Gatti, Search Committee Chair, at
lgatti2@unl.edu
.

The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.

At the University of Nebraska, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that every individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and acceptance. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions be respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.




As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See
https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination
.


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