University of Connecticut, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Neag School of Education)

Position ID:UConn-Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Neag School of Education)-2020006 [#14151]
Position Title: Assistant Clinical Professor
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Curriculum and Instruction
Education
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/07/30, listed until 2020/01/30)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut invites applications and nominations for a nine-month Assistant Clinical Professor who will serve as an instructor in the Teacher Preparation Program and as a Professional Development Center (PDC) coordinator beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department and is expected to support the successful implementation of the clinical components of the teacher education programs, including leading seminars, cultivating and sustaining relationships at clinical sites, and being an active member of the department.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a comprehensive, land-grant university located two hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Boston. It has a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity classification, and is consistently ranked in the top 20 public universities in the country.

The University of Connecticut is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (https://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (https://health.uconn.edu/bioscience-ct/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (https://academicvision.uconn.edu/). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the rank of non tenure-track Assistant Clinical Professor.

The Neag School of Education (https://education.uconn.edu/) is ranked No. 30 among all graduate schools of education and No. 16 among public graduate schools of education in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The Neag School offers programs and courses on the main campus in Storrs and at the Hartford, Avery Point, and Waterbury campuses.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs of study for both pre-service and in-service educators. The primary focus of faculty is the preparation of leaders to serve all levels of education. EDCI is the primary department involved in the Neag School’s nationally recognized and ranked pre-service teacher education program. According to U.S. News & World Report’s annual review, three of our core teacher education programs rank among the top 25 in the U.S. The quality and success of our teacher education programs were critical factors in the decision by Carnegie Corporation of New York to select UConn as one of the 11 partner institutions for the national Teachers for a New Era Project (TNE). The Department of Curriculum and Instruction has approximately 30 full-time faculty.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will work with stakeholders to sustain and build relationships with partner schools and the teacher preparation program, addressing issues of clinical practice/teacher preparation, internship development, and supervision; and the ongoing development of schools that engage in collaborative inquiry. This includes working closely with teacher education stakeholders, both internal and external to the Neag School of Education, including instructors, university supervisors, cooperating teachers, and personnel in clinical placement sites; managing aspects of the clinical experience components of the teacher education programs with at least two PDCs; and collaboratively crafting plans for partnership activities between PDCs and the university. The successful candidate will also be an excellent seminar leader, helping prospective teachers prepare for and reflect on their clinical experiences, successfully complete their edTPA submissions, and successfully pursue action research projects. The successful candidate will also coordinate visits to schools in which seminar students are participating, advise students in courses, and attend Lead Teacher/Site Coordinator Meetings and Schools as Clinics meetings, as well as other teacher preparation, Department, and Neag School meetings. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completed Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or related area, at time of appointment; and
  • Classroom teaching experience at the elementary, middle or secondary level; and
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a range education stakeholders, including teachers, principals, school leaders, teacher educators, coaches/mentors, and prospective teachers.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Direct experiences in and/or commitment to supporting student learning in culturally and linguistically complex settings;
  • Leadership experience in K-12 schools as a teacher or administrator with the potential to contribute to the ongoing support and development of partnerships between public schools and the Neag School’s teacher preparation program;
  • Knowledge of historical and contemporary state, national, and/or international trends in teacher education reform;
  • Success with developing field-based and clinical experiences for beginning teachers to learn from practicing teachers; and
  • Success with teaching seminars designed to support the learning of prospective teachers.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may be expected to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the qualifications, and all academic transcripts. Please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct the three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Michele Femc-Bagwell, at michele.femc-bagwell@uconn.edu.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on August 23, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020006)

For more information regarding the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, please visit the department website at http://edci.education.uconn.edu.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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Further Info:
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249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3033
Storrs, CT 06269-3033

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