Overview

Job no: 510992
Duties:

Service duties to include: -Provide a wide range of services at the department, school, college and university level. This includes serving on committees, working on accreditation and continuous assessment, tasks related to admission of applicants to the internship year and on-going elementary department professional development.Essential

Supervision duties to include: -Provide in-school supervision to student teaching interns in Fairbanks and/or in other Alaska locations. -Assist with locating placements in Fairbanks schools for BAE students completing practicum requirements for education foundation coursework prior to the internship yearEssential

Teaching duties to include: -Teach elementary education courses that are required for the diverse population of students in the BA in Elementary (BAE) degree and in the Post-Baccalaureate License/Certificate program. -Teach education courses in both face-to-face settings and by distance delivery using synchronous technology strategies. -Teach education courses at the lower and upper divisions and some at the graduate level. Required courses include education foundation courses (e.g., Introduction to Education, Children’s Literature, Assessment of Learning, Teaching with Technology, Media Literacy) and methods courses which are offered in all of the major subject areas during the senior/internship year. -Develop coursework that is relevant and place-based and demonstrates respect for the unique and highly diverse cross-cultural Alaska context. -Work in close collaboration with a team of elementary faculty and advisors (courses, curriculum, fieldwork, assignments and evaluation in elementary programs are all tightly integrated) -Serve on M.Ed. graduate committeesEssential

The successful candidates will: teach elementary education foundation and methods courses in Fairbanks and by distance; supervise elementary student teaching interns in Fairbanks and/or in other locations in Alaska; serve on M.Ed. graduate committees; and provide service for the Elementary Department, SOE, CNSM and UAF (e.g. service related to accreditation, assessment, admission).

The Elementary Department provides a BA in Elementary Education degree and an Elementary Post-Baccalaureate graduate-level licensure program to students in face-to-face settings on the Fairbanks Campus and to students in locations throughout Alaska with interactive synchronous distance coursework and on-site supervisor visits. The Department focuses on providing relevant, meaningful, place-based coursework and fieldwork in the unique and highly diverse cross-cultural Alaska context, and emphasizes core practices in teaching as the foundation of the preparation process.

Close collaboration among the team of elementary faculty and academic advisors is required to support the tight alignment among required readings, assignments, assessments, and fieldwork experiences in all required education courses. The successful elementary teacher education programs at UAF provide excellent professional opportunities for applicants who are motivated by a desire to contribute to meeting the special challenges of working in the Alaska K-12 and teacher education environment.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience as an elementary classroom teacher in recent years
  • Experience working with adults in a teaching/learning situation (e.g., teaching at a university level, mentoring a student teacher/intern, providing in-service workshops for teachers)
  • Participation in professional development in recent years
  • Experience working with students from diverse groups: non-traditional college students; ELL students; low-income students; students with special needs
  • Knowledge of the Alaska context
  • Knowledge of Alaska Native people and communities
  • Experience working with Indigenous populations in schools
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a team of elementary faculty and advisors
  • Experience and expertise with Google Applications and with distance learning platforms

Required Education:

  • Master of Education degree or similar degree in relevant field
  • PhD preferred

Required Experience:

  • Three years of K-8 teaching experience in the last ten years
  • Holds a current teaching license
  • Experience working with adult learners
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Direct experience in Alaskan schools or direct experience with Indigenous populations in K-12 schools

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter describing how the candidate’s educational background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position, including achievements and future plans;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A one page education philosophy statement
  • Transcripts showing highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts will be required prior to an offer;
  • Two recent letters from professional references addressing the requirements of the position
  • Copy of current K12 teaching license

All application documents should be uploaded to https://www.alaska.edu/jobs .

For more information on the position please contact Carol Barnhardt, at cabarnhardt@Alaska.edu.