Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate
institutions in the United States. Today the University is a
highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately
2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative
and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers
of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and
creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry
reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and
change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to
society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and
international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity
and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact,
as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and
international development program. Clark has also been included in
the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was
first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse
city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England,
Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is
increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and
biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a
vibrant food hub.
The Education Department invites applications for Associate
Professor of Practice in Secondary English Education. We seek a
candidate specializing in English literacy education,
adolescent/youth literacies, critical pedagogical practices, and
culturally sustaining pedagogies.
Responsibilities will include:
a) Teaching method courses focused on the practice of Secondary
English and Literacy Education;
b) Direct guidance and mentoring of a cohort of Master of Arts
in Teaching students as they develop their secondary English
practice during a full time two-semester teaching practicum
c) Supporting partner school English teachers and alumni in
their pedagogical practice and professional development;
d) Contributing to the ongoing building of interdisciplinary
synergies within the Education Department and the wider university
e) The option to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
related ELA areas.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful
candidate must have earned a doctorate by August 2024
in English Education, English, or a closely related field such
as Literacy Education or Curriculum and Instruction. A minimum
of three years of secondary school experience teaching ethnically-,
culturally-, and linguistically-diverse urban youth is also
required. In addition, the candidate must have prior experience in
fostering equitable student achievement in English and literacy in
the context of teacher preparation education, mentoring pre-service
and in-service teachers in urban schools, and/or work in
partnership with university, public school teachers, and community
members. We will value:
- Expertise in teacher preparation practices, critical
literacies, multilingual literacies, critical race theory, and/or
teaching students with special needs.
- Experience teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate settings,
or community education partnerships.
The candidate will join a faculty team dedicated to teacher
education that integrates school-community partnership in an urban
neighborhood, and works in solidarity with youth, teachers, and
community. We value a candidate that can demonstrate the ability to
build trusting, long-term relationships with colleagues, teachers,
youth, and community members. Through their work and
scholarship, the successful candidate will contribute to the
department's and university's goals to broaden our efforts and
engagement on diversity, access, and equity.
The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate
Professor of Practice, an academic-year position with an
opportunity for summer teaching in the Master of Arts in Teaching
Program (Professors of Practice at Clark have full faculty status
and are appointed for three-year renewable terms with full
expectation and support for renewal and opportunities for promotion
to Full Professor of Practice).
The position of Associate Professor of Practice in Secondary
English affords an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the
Education Department's recognized work in urban teacher education
(Clark University's Master of Arts in Teaching program was the
first to earn state approval "with distinction."). For more
information, go to Master of Arts in Teaching at Clark
As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees
or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges
all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which
recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
including booster doses. This is important for your own personal
health as well as the health of our community.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we
believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes
diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our
employees and our community. This commitment applies to every
aspect of education, services, and employment policies and
practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts
in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share
in the responsibility for building a community that values
diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and
respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to
create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly
encourage members from historically underrepresented communities,
inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and,
if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off,
generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life
insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities.
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To be considered for this position, you must submit your
credentials online. Create a Clark University
Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY
NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following
documents, which are required for consideration:
- Letter of application describing your experiences, interests,
- A "Contributions to Diversity" statement that reflects how
your teaching, mentoring, research, and service (formal or
informal), or other aspects of your work or lived experience
attends to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the
context of urban schools and/or teacher education;
- A personal artifact of teaching practice (e.g., a course
syllabus, a professional development workshop, and/or a video
exemplar reflecting your practice) and a description of how this
artifact reflects your beliefs about powerful teaching practice in
English and literacy education;
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Contact information for 3 references (at least one
school-based). *Note that letter writers will be asked to provide
letters only for applicants under serious consideration and we will
seek your permission before doing so.
Full consideration of applications will begin on January
15, 2024. Please send general inquiries to Dr. Carmen
Ocón, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply, click "Apply Now" at the following link: Associate
Professor of Practice in Secondary English.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States for any employer.
A successful background check is required upon acceptance.