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Lecturer - Traditional Supervision in Teaching and Learning

Employer
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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Description
The [College of Education ](https://business.uccs.edu/)at the [University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) ](https://www.uccs.edu/experience/about-uccs)will establish and maintain a pool of *Lecturers* in the* Department of Teaching and Learning - Traditional Supervision *from which future appointments of temporary, non-tenure track positions for supervising teacher candidates in field placements will be made. Appointments are part-time (less than 50% time) and will be made semester-by-semester. Temporary lecturer appointments are not eligible for group health and life insurance benefits or vacation leave accrual. Temporary lecturer appointments will accrue sick leave. Qualified applicants will be placed in the department pool and will be considered for part-time departmental needs to supervise student teacher candidates in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. The majority of student teacher supervision occurs in-person. Due to specific location and programming, some student teacher candidates, however, may require hybrid or virtual supervision. Undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning include the Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Leadership. Licensure/certificate programs at the undergraduate level are offered in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education.Graduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning include the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Master of Arts in Special Education, and Master of Science in Science Teaching. Licensure/certificate programs at the graduate level are offered in Alternative Licensure, Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education, Gifted and Talented PK-12, Inclusive Behavior Intervention, Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Teaching Mathematics, Instructional Technology (certificate only), and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) /TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate (certificate only). The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).*Who We Are:*[UCCS ](https://www.uccs.edu/experience/about-uccs)is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by [U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.](https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live) Candidates are invited to view the College of Education website at: [https://coe.uccs.edu/](https://coe.uccs.edu/). The College of Education professional education programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE). The College of Education offers programs in professional education and teacher licensure in Inclusive Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education; Counseling; Educational Administration; and Student Affairs in Higher Education. Undergraduate, Master and PhD degrees are awarded by the College.*Job Duties:*
Participate in the interview and selection process of prospective teacher candidates Work with the principal to find appropriate placements for teacher candidates at the school siteAttend monthly meetings for UCCS University Supervisors Formally observe each teacher candidate multiple times a semesterUtilize video observation tools (e.g., GoReact) to evaluate and give feedback to teacher candidatesComplete Educator Disposition Assessments for teacher candidates and enter these evaluations and formal observation evaluations for mentor teachers into an assessment databaseGrade teacher candidates' work submitted in an assessment database (lesson plans, lesson reflections, video analysis assignments, etc.)Conduct regular visits at the school site to address concerns, provide information about school policies and programs, clarify expectations, and provide guidance for the development of resume/cover letter/ interview skillsMeet individually with mentor teachers to discuss teacher candidates' growth and needsEnsure effective communication about expectations and support for the work and concerns of mentor teachers and teacher candidates Meet with each teacher candidate individually for midterm evaluationComplete a summative evaluation of each teacher candidate at the end of each semesterParticipate in local scoring of edTPAParticipate in scoring of the teacher candidates' program portfoliosRespond to student learning needs in a timely mannerImplement culturally responsive practices *Job Competencies:*
Effective communication and interpersonal skills.Knowledge of best practices in both inclusive education and adult learning methodsAbility to orchestrate engaging distance learning experiencesAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the publicAbility to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality regarding critical and sensitive information, records, and reportsAbility to work in partnership with colleagues and facultyMulticultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all forms*What We Offer: **Salary Range: *Generally $1,000 per credit hour. Supervision courses are 3, 6, or 12 credits. Supervision loads less than 12 students will be prorated.Temporary Lecturer appointments are not eligible for group health and life insurance benefits or vacation leave accrual. This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.UCCS is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristics protected by law.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed area representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications
*Minimum Qualifications:*
Master's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education or closely related field - OR - 6 years of professional experience teaching at the early childhood, elementary, and/or secondary levelsAt least three years of professional teaching experienceAt least three years of experience working directly with children in the classroom settings*Desired Qualifications:*
A terminal degree (e.g., PhD, JD)Previous experience mentoring pre-service teachers *Physical Requirements: *
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to moveEmployee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, and fine motor skillsThe employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

*Job Category: *Faculty
*Primary Location: *Colorado Springs
*Schedule: *Part-time
*Posting Date: *Aug 3, 2021
*Unposting Date: *Apr 1, 2022, 12:59:00 AM
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