Senior Lecturer Full-Time
Institution:University of Washington College of Education Posted:March 27, 2013
Location:Washington Employment Level:Non tenure track Website:http://education.washington.edu/
Category: Teacher education Employment Status:Full-time Salary: Not specified
The College of Education at the University of Washington is seeking an innovative teacher educator and program developer to join a faculty committed to preparing successful teachers for urban schools to serve as the Director of the Masters Program in Secondary Teacher Education. The College of Educations Professional Learning Division is dedicated to designing teacher preparation programs that serve as national models of school-university collaborations. The Director of Secondary Teacher Education will join a team of program directors, faculty, staff, and school partners who aim to improve the lives of children and families through the quality of learning experiences and supports available in schools and communities. The role combines program leadership, program development and instruction, requiring deep knowledge of the subject area of teacher education and of other disciplinary areas which contribute to teacher education (math, literacy, science, educational psychology, etc).
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Professional Programs, the position will carry the rank of Senior Lecturer Full-Time and is a three-year, 9 month position at 100% FTE with three paid months of summer. Renewal of this appointment will be considered in the second year of the appointment.
Primary responsibilities include:
Serve as Lead Faculty for the STEP program, teaching at least two graduate courses in the program per academic year, such as Working in Schools, that provides a variety of support for students
Provide significant curriculum oversight including working with faculty and school partners to ensure that the program meets learning needs of candidates, supporting faculty and school partners to make meaningful connections between university and field experiences by convening regular faculty check-ins, managing curriculum changes, developing yearly and quarterly course schedules and teaching assignments
Lead faculty, coaches, and school partners to articulate the vision and guiding principles of the program
Develop and implement a professional development program for the doctoral student coaches who observe, mentor and evaluate the work of teacher candidates in their school placements
Select high quality school and community placements for the teacher candidates in the STEP and maintain strong university-school partnerships that include learning experiences that mutually benefit program improvement and K-5 teaching and learning
Manage the overall daily operations of the program, to include working with College of Education leadership to oversee the program budget
Oversee and coordinate the hiring process for teaching assistants and coaches, working with faculty to determine staffing needs
Oversee candidate support structures and processes for monitoring candidate progress through the program
Work closely with the directors of all teacher education programs to maintain the cohesiveness and quality of our programs and use data systems for continual program improvement
Participate in Professional Learning Division initiatives to create networked improvement communities of teacher educators and teacher education programs
Masters degree required, with an EdD or PhD with a strong emphasis on teacher education preferred
Minimum of three years of secondary school teaching experience, preferably in an urban context
Success in leading and developing programs in education related sector
Experience building innovative school university partnerships in teacher education, including developing strong mentorship and coaching practices
Deep knowledge of current pedagogies to support teacher learning
Strong communication and organization skills and ability to work collaboratively with school and university teacher educators
Strong technology skills
Applications should include
A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience
The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can serve as references
One page statement of philosophy of supporting university-school partnerships for teacher preparation.
Please submit your application packet by mail or electronically to Kevin Hatch, firstname.lastname@example.org, at 211 Miller Hall, Box 353600, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600. Send queries about this position to Elham Kazemi, Associate Dean for Professional Learning, at email@example.com. Priority will be given to applications received by May 1, 2013. Review of applications will commence at that time. Appointment will commence on or about July 1, 2013.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The College of Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.