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Lecturer - Tradtional Supervision in Teaching and Learning (Pool)

Employer
University of Colorado System
Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 1, 2024

Job Details



Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) !

The College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will establish and maintain a pool of Lecturers in the Department of Teaching and Learning - Traditional Supervision from which future appointments of temporary, non-tenure track positions for supervising teacher candidates in field placements will be made. Appointments are part-time (less than 50% time) and will be made semester-by-semester. Temporary lecturer appointments are not eligible for group health and life insurance benefits or vacation leave accrual. Temporary lecturer appointments will accrue sick leave.

Qualified applicants will be placed in the department pool and will be considered for part-time departmental needs to supervise student teacher candidates in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. The majority of student teacher supervision occurs in-person. Due to specific location and programming, some student teacher candidates, however, may require hybrid or remote supervision.

Job Duties:
  • Participate in the interview and selection process of prospective teacher candidates
  • Work with the principal to find appropriate placements for teacher candidates at the school site
  • Attend monthly meetings for UCCS University Supervisors
  • Formally observe each teacher candidate multiple times a semester
  • Utilize video observation tools (e.g., GoReact) to evaluate and give feedback to teacher candidates
  • Complete Educator Disposition Assessments for teacher candidates and enter these evaluations and formal observation evaluations for mentor teachers into an assessment database
  • Grade teacher candidates’ work submitted in an assessment database (lesson plans, lesson reflections, video analysis assignments, etc.)
  • Conduct regular visits at the school site to address concerns, provide information about school policies and programs, clarify expectations, and provide guidance for the development of resume/cover letter/ interview skills
  • Meet individually with mentor teachers to discuss teacher candidates’ growth and needs
  • Ensure effective communication about expectations and support for the work and concerns of mentor teachers and teacher candidates
  • Meet with each teacher candidate individually for midterm evaluation
  • Complete a summative evaluation of each teacher candidate at the end of each semester
  • Participate in local scoring of edTPA
  • Participate in scoring of the teacher candidates’ program portfolios
  • Respond to student learning needs in a timely manner
  • Implement culturally responsive practices
Job Competencies:
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices in both inclusive education and adult learning methods
  • Ability to orchestrate engaging distance learning experiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality regarding critical and sensitive information, records, and reports
  • Ability to work in partnership with colleagues and faculty
  • Multicultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all forms
* Please note that we will contact qualified individuals as needed to teach classes. This posting is to create a pool of applicants*

** The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position**

Who We Are:

Undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning include the Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Leadership. Licensure/certificate programs at the undergraduate level are offered in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education.

Graduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning include the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Master of Arts in Special Education, and Master of Science in Science Teaching. Licensure/certificate programs at the graduate level are offered in Alternative Licensure, Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education, Gifted and Talented PK-12, Inclusive Behavior Intervention, Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Teaching Mathematics, Instructional Technology (certificate only), and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) /TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate (certificate only).

The College of Education professional education programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE). The College of Education offers programs in professional education and teacher licensure in Inclusive Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education; Counseling; Educational Administration; and Student Affairs in Higher Education. Undergraduate, Master and PhD degrees are awarded by the College.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here: https://hr.uccs.edu/work-at-uccs.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number nine Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2023 , known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page .

Work Location: Determined by course modality (i.e., on-site if teaching an in-person course; remote if teaching an online course; or a combination of the two if teaching a hybrid course).

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally $1,000 per credit hour. Supervision courses are 3, 6, or 12 credits. Supervision loads less than 12 students will be prorated.

This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services .

Timeline:
  • This pool will be open from May 2024 through August 31, 2024 in preparation for the Fall 2024 semester.
  • This pool will be open from November 1, 2024 through January 15, 2025 in preparation for the Spring 2025 semester.
  • This pool will be open from March 1, 2025 through March 31, 2025 in preparation for the Summer 2025 semester.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications :

Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education or closely related field
  • At least three years of professional teaching experience
  • At least three years of experience working directly with children in the classroom settings
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD or EdD
  • Previous experience mentoring pre-service teachers
  • 6 or more years of professional experience teaching at the early childhood, elementary, and/or secondary levels
Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move
  • Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, and fine motor skills
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

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