Overview

 

The Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education seeks a Clinical Instructor of Elementary Urban Education. This is a full-time, twelve month, non-tenure track faculty appointment starting in fall 2018. The expected teaching load is four courses per semester of the academic year and three in the summer. This position includes spending productive time in partner elementary schools. The desired candidate will have experience in the content area of elementary teacher education, urban teacher education, and field-based teacher education. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality teaching and service at a large research-based institution that integrates high leverage practices into their coursework and professional development. The desired candidate will have knowledge of the edTPA, university teaching experience (including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning environments), and teaching experience with K-5 children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds and have a commitment to preservice teacher preparation programs that directly lead to licensure. The applicant should be committed to (1) diversity, social justice, and equity in order to promote effective learning; (2) culturally relevant practice; (3) engaging history and present social inequities and uses reflective practice to challenge their work and explicitly confront social inequality; and (4) reflecting on their own identities in relationship to social justice as it pertains to local, national and/or global contexts. (position #004779).

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Required

• Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in Elementary Education, Urban Teacher Education, or closely related teaching field;

• Experience fostering justice and equity in teaching and service and

• Evidence of excellence in teaching for a minimum of 3 years in the PK-6 setting (current teacher license desired).

Desired

• Experience with urban elementary education;

• Experience with field-based teacher education;

• Experience in collaborative school and community-based initiatives and partnerships;

• Experience teaching at the college level;

• Commitment to excellence in teaching and service;

• Commitment to meeting the educational and cultural needs of diverse populations;

• Knowledge of academic and behavioral research-based teaching strategies;

• Expertise in using classroom assessments and student achievement data to inform instruction;

• Demonstrated ability to apply the teacher education assessments;

• Knowledge of the edTPA (education Teacher Performance Assessment); and

• Demonstrated teacher leadership and professional development experience.

Apply online at: https://workforum.memphis.edu

About University of Memphis

The University of Memphis is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has seven colleges and six schools serving a diverse population of nearly 22,000 students, including 4,500 graduate students. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community outreach. The College of Education, with 85 full-time faculty positions, is fully accredited by NCATE and is a leader in the enhancement of teacher education. Instruction and Curriculum Leadership is one of three departments in the college. The department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.  The mission of the ICL Department is to prepare our graduates with the content knowledge, skills and dispositions informed by teaching, research, and service to become reflective practitioners and collaborative leaders within diverse settings focusing on urban education.  For additional information, please see the websites of the university (http://www.memphis.edu), the college (http://www.memphis.edu/coe/), and the department (http://www.memphis.edu/icl)