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Faculty Specialist/Senior Faculty Specialist/Assistant Clinical Faculty in Social Studies

University of Maryland
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 3, 2022

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The Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) in the College Of Education has a part to full-time opening for a Social Studies Professional Development School (PDS) Coordinator with an August 2022 start date.


The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. With an enrollment of over 30,000 students, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan area. The University is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and undergraduate/graduate education. The campus benefits from the close proximity and network connections with the broader Washington and Baltimore metropolitan communities.

Housed within the College of Education, the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) is one of three departments that offers undergraduate and graduate study. The TLPL department has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and contributing to the climate of inclusivity in the College and University. Our faculty make strong connections with public schools (including Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s County Public Schools) and government and non-governmental organizations to support education, access, and equity for all students.

The Secondary Education-Social Studies Area of Concentration offers three teacher preparation pathways: undergraduate, five-year integrated undergraduate and masters, and one-year masters. Over the course of our programs, students develop critical knowledge, skills, and teaching practices to become effective teachers in our diverse and multicultural society. The program has a social justice-oriented approach to teaching social studies and supporting all students to succeed. Under the guidance of highly experienced mentor teachers and field supervisors, who collaborate with the PDS coordinator, our students partake in an immersive yearlong field experience (internship) in a local public school.

Job Description:

The Social Studies PDS Coordinator will collaborate with faculty and staff within the TLPL Department and the Secondary Social Studies certification pathway. The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be to support undergraduate and graduate students during their intern teaching experiences. This includes coordinating field placements, working with mentors and supervisors to monitor students’ growth, and facilitating weekly seminars to support the students and visiting school sites. These duties allow for a flexible work schedule, including opportunities for some remote work.

This is a one-year, renewable, part to full-time (ranging from 55-100% to be negotiated depending on program need and candidate preference), nine-month PDS Coordinator/Faculty Specialist position in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate placements and field experiences for middle and high school Social Studies interns in collaboration with program instructors
  • Recruit and train school-based mentors
  • Hire, train, and oversee internship supervisors
  • Work with mentors and supervisors to monitor, assist, and evaluate interns and initiate and coordinate action plans, if necessary
  • Lead undergraduate and graduate internship seminars which include edTPA support for interns
  • Support program admissions
  • Participate in COE, TLPL and Secondary Education meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by August 2022 from an accredited university. Graduate or undergraduate degree must be in Social Studies Secondary Education or related field
  • Experience teaching in diverse 7-12 Secondary Social Studies classroom settings
  • Experience in leadership, coaching and/or mentoring of in-service or pre-service teachers
  • Evidence of commitment to inclusive pedagogies, anti-racist pedagogies, and social justice
  • Experience working with students and teachers from culturally diverse populations and individuals with marginalized and minoritized identities, English Language Learners, and/or students receiving special education services.
  • Note: Please be sure in your application materials that it is clear how you meet these criteria.

Best consideration date: July 1, 2022

Salary Range/Benefits: $50,000-$64,000 (full-time rate to be adjusted by education, experience and workload percentage taken on in this part to full-time position). The University of Maryland offers a comprehensive benefits package (including healthcare, pension and tuition remission). Please visit the Human Resources website for more information.

All applications will be processed through the University of Maryland eTerp2 system. Screening will begin on and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicants should submit their materials by this date. Candidates should upload their application materials to, to include (1) cover letter describing their qualifications for the position, (2) resume. For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Alison Jovanovic ( For questions about the online application process, please contact Regina Cole (

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is committed to increasing the representation of women and minority groups on its faculty and particularly encourages applications from these groups.

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