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Clinical Assistant Professor Faculty in Middle Grades and/or Secondary Education

Employer
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education (MDSK) Department within the Cato College of Education welcomes diverse applicants to apply for a full-time clinical faculty position. This nine-month, non-tenure-eligible position will begin August 15, 2022. In collaboration with the COED Diversity Committee, MDSK faculty work to build an infrastructure to support meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and seek to create a culture of inclusion that actively supports all students. The MDSK Department has twenty-two faculty and staff and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including degrees that lead to licensure in middle grades and secondary education (ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, CTE), and K12 licensure in the Arts, ESL, and multiple World Languages. MDSK also houses the Masters of Education (M.Ed.) and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as an M.Ed.in Urban Education.

 Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to teach students seeking undergraduate, graduate certificate, and/or master's degrees in the middle grades and secondary education programs. The department seeks a faculty colleague to join a high-achieving and dynamic team committed to preparing professionals who are knowledgeable, effective, reflective, responsive to equity and diversity, and collaborative. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching courses focused on instructional design and planning, adolescent development, the science of learning, equity and inclusion, and current issues in middle and secondary schools.  They may also teach courses on methods and/or assessment in mathematics or science. The successful applicant will serve on committees and assist with other department activities. A 4:4 teaching load is expected.

 The department seeks a teacher educator with a deep commitment to preparing pre-service and inservice teachers from diverse backgrounds for careers of excellence in teaching and advocacy for adolescents.  The successful applicant will possess strong skills in the areas of: planning, instruction, and assessment in face-to-face and online post-secondary contexts; attention to detail; organization; rapport-building with and accessibility to post-secondary students at varied developmental levels; and verbal and written communication.

 Required Qualifications: To qualify, applicants for the position should have:

  1. an earned doctoral degree, by the time of hire, relevant to middle grades and/or secondary education (e.g., in curriculum and instruction, urban/multicultural education, science education, math education, or other areas related to middle grades or secondary education) from an accredited university;
  2. a minimum of 3 years of 6-12 teaching experience; and
  3. eligibility for North Carolina licensure.

 Preferred Qualifications: In addition, the following qualifications are preferred: 6-12 teaching experience in math and/or science;

  1. post-secondary teaching experience (face-to-face and/or online);
  2. evidence of quality of post-secondary teaching and/or 6-12 teaching;
  3. evidence of the ability to contribute to the College’s goal of increasing effectiveness in responding to diverse student populations; and/or
  4. evidence of scholarship.

 Setting: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive university in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. It is part of one of the oldest public university systems in the United States.  UNC Charlotte has a strong focus on student success and access, and it strives to advance the institution’s quality and growth through diversity, equity, and inclusivity.  The university enrolls and graduates more Latinx undergraduate students than any other institution in North Carolina.  Between 2019 and 2020, enrollment of Black/African-American freshmen grew by 30%, and enrollment of Hispanic freshmen grew by 43%.  Nearly 33% of incoming freshmen in 2020 were first-generation college students.

 UNC Charlotte’s Cato College of Education is one of the largest teacher preparation institutions in North Carolina. UNC Charlotte’s teacher candidates are among the most prepared in the state. The Cato College of Education is a leader in fields including students with disabilities, reading instruction, student success in college, the teacher shortage, culturally relevant instruction, and anti-racist education.

 Application:  Throughout their application materials, applicants should highlight how they integrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion into their teaching and service.  Application materials should include:A cover letter describing how the applicant’s qualifications relate to the position responsibilities and qualifications

  1. A current and complete curriculum vita
  2. Official copies of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degree programs completed
  3. Copies of valid teaching licenses (if applicable)
  4. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references
  5. Other supporting materials providing evidence of the quality of the applicant's teaching, service, and/or scholarship, such as:
  1. evidence of high-quality post-secondary teaching (e.g., course evaluations, descriptions of received awards for teaching, letters of reference from individuals directly familiar with the applicant's post-secondary teaching practice);
  2. evidence of high-quality 6-12 teaching (e.g., evaluations, descriptions of received awards for teaching, letters of reference from individuals directly familiar with the applicant's 6-12 teaching practice); and/or
  3. sample publications (if applicable)

 To Apply: All application materials should be uploaded online: https://jobs.uncc.edu, Position# 002095. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Hilary Dack, at hdack@uncc.edu.

 Review of application materials will begin January 31st and continue until the position is filled.

 Please note that UNC Charlotte is currently operating in-person at full capacity, and under the Department's current plans, the successful candidate will teach face-to-face courses beginning in August 2022.  As a result, selected finalists should expect to travel to campus for an in-person interview in spring 2022 and to follow University safety and social-distancing guidelines while on campus (go to: https://ninernationcares.charlotte.edu/faculty-staff).  Charlotte’s policies related to COVID-19 are informed by the recommendations of experts from the Centers for Disease Control, the American College Health Association, OSHA, and local and state public health officials.

 As an EOE/AA employer and as an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of  all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all  underrepresented groups. All finalists are subject to a criminal background check.

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