Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Non-Tenure-Track) - Secondary Education at University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services in Burlington, Vermont

Posted in Education 17 days ago.





Job Description:

The University of Vermonts Department of Education in the College of Education & Social Services seeks to hire a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education for a full-time, 9-month appointment to begin August 19, 2024.

Our nationally accredited Secondary Education program is dedicated to preparing teachers in grades 7-12 who are strong advocates for justice and equity in their school communities. Through supportive, collaborative, and rigorous learning experiences, we develop educators with solid foundations in student-centered, inquiry-based, and culturally-sustaining pedagogy.

This position would include teaching core courses and providing field supervision in the undergraduate and Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education programs. Courses in the program are delivered in hybrid and in-person modalities.

TEACHING
Courses include a focus on curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

SUPERVISION

Supervision of practicum and student teaching internships at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be focused on grades 7-12 in both middle level and high school settings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED

  • A masters degree or higher in the field of education.
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching in grades 7-12 schools.
  • Current knowledge of research-based/evidence-based instructional practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and/or experience working in schools with diverse child and family populations.
  • Evidence of collaborative relationships with colleagues, peers, and field-based partners.

DESIRABLE

  • Successful demonstration of post-secondary teaching experience in higher-education settings.
  • Demonstrated commitment to field-based training of education professionals.
  • Experience in partnership models for preparing pre-service educators.
  • Interest and skill in leadership work related to program coordination.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teaching, supervising, and advising undergraduate and graduate students in the Secondary Education program.
  • Successful experience supervising or mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate pre-services teachers in school placements.
  • Collaborating with university faculty and field partners in public schools.
  • Service within the program, department, college, university, and profession (e.g., state, national, international organizations).
  • Participating in state and national accreditation initiatives.
  • Advising.
  • Student recruitment.


The University

Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a land-grant research institution. UVMs tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College

The Department of Education is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The Colleges mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, human services, and social work; engage in high quality scholarship; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families, and communities.

The Department

The Department of Education is widely recognized for its rigorous academic research, high-quality student experience, innovative teaching practices, and collegial, inclusive work environment. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in Birth-age 21 educator preparation, curriculum and instruction, special education, higher education and student affairs, educational leadership, and policy studies, individually designed majors, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, we offer undergraduate minors in American Sign Language, computer science education, cultural and linguistic diversity, special education, and coaching. For more information about the department, see:https://www.uvm.edu/cess/doe/faculty_staff

UVMis located in Burlington, Vermont, ranked as one of the best small cities in the country, and Vermont is rated as one of the best states to live in for quality of life. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 people and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic, and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

DEADLINEFORAPPLICATION:

Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2024 and will remain open until filled. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and/or service. For more information about UVMs College of Education and Social Services and its departments and programs, please visit our website atwww.uvm.edu/cess. For more information or questions about the position, please contact: Carmen Smith, Search Committee Chair at Carmen.Smith@uvm.edu

APPLICATIONPROCESS:
Applicants should submit the following online at:1) a one-page cover letter briefly describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; 3) a one-page statement on how inclusion, diversity, equity, and social justice are evident in your teaching, supervising, and advising ; 4) a one-page summary of your teaching philosophy and; 5) the names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice, and Responsibility.

Any questions or support needs pertaining to the web-based application should be directed to: Malik Mines in the Department of Education atMalik.Mines@uvm.edu

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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