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University of Colorado Lecturer Grad Teacher Ed in Denver, Colorado

Lecturer –Teacher Education Site Professor

Position #008147 – Requisition #16571

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Job Summary

The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) invites applications for a part-time lecturer faculty position to teach undergraduate and graduate level clinical field experience courses in the role of Site Professor at a Professional Development School (PDS) in the CU Denver PDS Network. A Site Professor serves in a supervisory capacity for teacher candidates who are completing early field experiences (undergraduates) and a year-long series of clinical internships (undergraduates and graduates) as part of their initial teacher preparation at the PDS. The site professor works collaboratively with a school-based site coordinator and practicing clinical teachers to support the development of teacher candidates, teaches a site-based collaborative learning community seminar with the teacher candidates at the school, and collaborates closely with school leadership to support the development of the university partnership at the school including inquiry and renewal of effective urban teaching practice. The Site Professor also serves on the CU Denver Teacher Education Collaborative Council that supports the PDS Network, attends district-level partnership meetings, and supports the admission process for selecting teacher candidates for the program.

Job Duties

  • Coach and assess the clinical practice development of a cohort of 6-10 teacher candidates enrolled in internships at a SINGLE PDS over the course of the2019-20academic year at ONE of the following schools:

o Laredo Elementary School, Aurora Public Schools

o Trevista ECE-8, Denver Public Schools

o College View Elementary, Denver Public Schools

o Munroe Elementary, Denver Public Schools

o Center for Talent Development, Denver Public Schools

o Lowry Elementary, Denver Public Schools

  • Orient candidate cohort to school and build community among candidate cohort

  • Plan and facilitate weekly collaborative Learning Community Seminar to candidates at the PDS designed to mediate candidate learning between the field and university coursework and support development of candidate’s skills related to classroom management and family/community engagement

  • Support Clinical Teacher/Candidate relationships & provide site specific professional learning to clinical teachers

  • Build relationships with the school leadership and practicing teachers to further develop partnership at the school

  • Identify strong clinical teachers each semester and facilitate matching with candidates

  • Engage in university-level and district level collaborative meetings as well as participate in admissions selection of new teacher candidates

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position has been established at a minimum of $4,350 per semester and may increase to a maximum of $6,525 per semester. This amount is adjusted according to workload based on the number of internship credit hours generated by enrollment of the teacher candidates placed at the PDS site. This will be a semester-by-semester appointment, with the possibility of renewal. This part-time appointment is not eligible for group health, life insurance and retirement benefits.

Required Application Materials:

  1. Letter of application including the candidate's interests, experiences and qualifications related to the position responsibilities, and preference of school(s) willing to serve as a site professor.

  2. Current curriculum vitae.

  3. Please submit names, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three carefully selected professional references who can speak to your teaching ability.

  4. If your application is selected for further consideration, you will be asked to provide one confidential recommendation letters from individuals who have specific knowledge of the skills you possess that apply to this position.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, an earned master’s degree in education or relevant content area.

Successful teaching or clinical experience in teacher education, especially in mentoring and coaching teacher candidates and/or new teachers

Evidence of significant collaboration skills in working with multiple stake-holders (e.g. district administrators, principals, teachers, etc).

*Note: Site Professors will be located within DPS and Aurora public schools.

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Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of culturally and linguistically responsive teaching practices

Proficient with basic technology (e.g. MS Word, Google documents, spreadsheets) and willingness to learn and utilize various technology platforms used in clinical experience

Desired Qualifications

Ed.D. or Ph.D. in relevant content area.

Successful teaching experience in urban and diverse school settings

Experience teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Lecturer Grad Teacher Ed

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 16571