Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Clinical Teacher Licensure Preparation

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Clinical Teacher Licensure Preparation

Job no: 527383
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education

Department: Education Studies
Rank: Assistant Professor, Clinical
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
May 17, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with an online application, including names and contact information for at least three professional references, applicants should submit the following:

1. A letter of interest that includes examples of your experience preparing and/or supporting in-service or preservice teachers in the field on engaging in culturally responsive teaching, family/community engagement, and/or embedding equity and inclusion content and practices into subject area curriculum and instruction. (2 -3 pages)
2. A CV
3. Attach a teacher preparation course syllabus and a one page summary statement about the course design (in lieu of a course syllabus you may attach a district specific professional development plan.)

Department Summary
The College of Education (COE) is organized in four academic departments and 16 research and outreach centers. All departments include both tenure and career non-tenure track faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs addressing the full range of issues present in educational and social systems. A range of academic degrees and majors are offered, including educational leadership, communication disorders and sciences, elementary and secondary education, school psychology, counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, special education, teacher education studies, administrator preparation, and quantitative research methods. As noted in our mission statement, COE faculty, staff, and students are committed to developing and validating programs that prepare scholars and practitioners, while promoting respect for diversity, equitable opportunities, and inclusive environments. Further information about the leadership programs, college, and university is accessible at

The faculty in the Department of Education Studies (EDST) has a very diverse research portfolio that spans a wide array of interests and specializations, with award recognition for scholarship, teaching, and service. EDST programs are known for a strong focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. EDST licensure and degree programs prepare professionals to use the best of research-based practices to teach children and adult learners alike. For undergraduates, EDST offers BA/BS in Educational Foundations and Secondary Certificate program pathways for students ultimately interested in pursuing graduate studies and licensure (in programs such as UOTeach) towards achieving the goal of becoming an elementary or secondary teacher. UOTeach is the teacher licensure master's program in Curriculum and Teaching for initial licensure in both Elementary Multiple Subjects and Middle/High School Education. The PhD program in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education (CSSE) provides a comprehensive approach to educational research.

Given the unique ways in which individuals from historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups, sexual- and gender-minorities, students with disabilities, and students with immigrant, language learner, and/or low-income status have been poorly served in schools, as well as recent compelling evidence on student-teacher matching, we strongly encourage members of such groups to apply for this position. We also recognize that evidence suggests that women and members of historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups self-select out of positions due to concerns over failure to meet minimal requirements; we strongly encourage such applicants to apply even if they are uncertain about their qualifications

Position Summary
The College of Education is seeking to hire an educator to collaborate with members of the EDST department, and across the faculty of the college and university to provide clinical instruction to students and supervisors of students in the Department of Education Studies MEd programs in Curriculum and Teaching (UOTeach) and the added endorsement programs in M.S. program in Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTEd). Faculty will have a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, scholarship, working with underrepresented populations, and creating an inclusive environment for our increasingly diverse student body.

Our goal in the Department of Education Studies is to set our teacher candidates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers. Addressing issues such as inequities and racial injustice is the central thread for our majors and programs with a focusing on critical and effective pedagogies. The clinical assistant/associate professor will advise and mentor licensure/graduate students in our MEd programs in Curriculum and Teaching (UOTeach), and MS in Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTEd).

Instructional assignments for this position will include clinical instruction at either the elementary or secondary level of endorsement. Additional instructional content areas will include accreditation mandated courses in educational psychology, ESOL pedagogy, educational equity and inclusion, and subject specific teaching methods as appropriate based on expertise of selected candidate. Additional educational foundations instructional areas may include Indigenous pedagogy, gender and sexuality studies in education, and educational foundations. Through teaching, advising, mentoring, and intellectual contributions to academic program design, this position has the potential to guide and shape the next generation of educational leaders in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and Nation.

Substantive expertise in areas critical to Oregon and the nation's curriculum and teaching field are welcome, including culturally sustaining pedagogy, second language acquisition, linguistic and racial diversity and equity, trauma and resilience instructional supports, social-emotional learning, restorative practices, subject area pedagogy, alternative models of schooling post-pandemic, or other expertise relevant to equity centered curriculum and teaching. So, too, is the ability to teach an array of applied educational foundations and curriculum and instruction courses on topics such as Indigenous pedagogy, English Language Learning (ELL/ESOL), gender and sexuality studies in education, and educational foundations.
This position is a nine-month Career Faculty position in the Clinical Professor classification series. The position's responsibilities are guided by the COE's Non-Tenure Track Professional Responsibilities Policy, United Academics' Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the COE's NTTF Policy for Promotion and Review.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum Qualifications for the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Master's degree or doctorate in education or related field
  • Demonstrated expertise, effective mentoring, teaching, and/or supervision in clinical/K-12 educational settings (e.g., having a leadership position in K-12, mentoring graduate students or recent graduates, teaching seminars/workshops; running support groups)
  • Documented experience and expertise in diversity and inclusion. Examples of experience and expertise include teaching, mentoring, advising, supervising and supporting racial/cultural/linguistic/gender diverse preservice and/or in-service teachers.
  • Documented expertise in teacher education and educator preparation. Examples include curriculum and instruction faculty, instructional coaching, curriculum supervision, or other ongoing teacher training.
  • Demonstrated evidence of academic or clinical program leadership (e.g., practicum instruction and supervision, training practicum instructors/supervisors, developing and supervising a specialty clinic)
  • Graduation from a teacher licensure/certification program and licensed, or license eligible in Oregon.

    To qualify for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor, successful candidates must meet all the requirements of Clinical Assistant Professor plus 6 years of post-terminal degree experience including the following:
  • Evidence of high-quality clinical instruction/supervision as related to the position (e.g., practicum instruction and supervision, training practicum instructors/supervisors, developing and supervising a specialty clinic)
  • Participation in clinical education (e.g., practicum, clinical methods training)
  • Documented service and/or leadership in program coordination, and/or district teacher leadership and professional development.
  • Professional contributions teacher preparation, advising and supporting racial/cultural/linguistic/gender diverse preservice and/or in-service teachers with an emphasis on clinical education (e.g., develop and publish teaching or clinical tools, provide technical support on teacher training to policy professionals, publish scholarly articles, present at state conference, mentor student clinical research projects).

    To qualify for the rank of Clinical Professor, successful candidates must meet all the requirements of Clinical Associate Professor plus 6 years of post-terminal degree experience including the following:
  • Active leadership responsibilities in a variety of areas (e.g., development and evaluation of the clinical education program, budgeting and staff evaluation in a school/clinic).
  • Widening of the scope of impact and audience of scholarly activities related to or directly impacting clinical education (e.g., having a state or national office; serving on a state board or committee; develop and publish clinical materials, in the practice literature, applying for internal or external awards to support program work)

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that will enhance community relations and support graduate student training.
  • Ability to teach a broad array of applied curriculum and teaching courses on topics such as clinical professional standards in a professional school, educational psychology, and subject area teaching methods courses aligned to professional credentials.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in education or related field
  • Experience in clinical support of underrepresented (BIPOC and bilingual) teaching candidates or early career teachers
  • Three years' teaching experience in an educator preparation setting
  • Certification, licensure, endorsement, or other indication of significant special education training and experience
  • Experience in accreditation and adopted teacher assessment tools

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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