Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (literacy)


Code: 14997 Posted: 12/02/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (Literacy).

Responsibilities include teaching courses in the Teacher Education Department and curriculum development at the undergraduate level; supervision of clinical field experiences and directed teaching in the program; working collaboratively with the Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED) staff, Educator Preparation faculty, Educator Preparation Executive Committee and Advisory Council; and serving as the chair of the Educator Preparation Program (if hired at the associate level). This position requires service to the profession, College, University and local community, including supporting the Educator Learning Community, and mentoring students with a strong focus on the clinical program and the schools and community groups supporting those placements. The successful candidate may be required to teach online and hybrid courses and/or weekend and evening classes.

If hired at the assistant level, this position will teach and supervise 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring course teaching load) in the Teacher Education Department. If hired at the associate level, in addition to the chair’s duties, this position will teach and supervise 18 credits annually (3/3 standard fall/spring course teaching load for the chair) in the Teacher Education Department. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the Summer and Winterim semesters may be available for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the Educator Preparation program. This position is expected to establish and maintain an active research program in the Education field. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute service to UW-Parkside, the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies (CSSPS), the Institute (IPED), profession, and community.


Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and Clinical Supervision

Teaching courses including, but not limited to:

  • Literacy Development
  • Designed Learning Curriculum
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Residency Seminar and Student Teaching
  • Using Technology to Engage in Action Research
  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Scholarly Research

Service

Assistant

  • Service to IPED, College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies (CSSPS), UW-Parkside, the profession, and PK-12 community at state and national level

Associate

  • Service to IPED, Educator Preparation Program, College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies (CSSPS), UW-Parkside, the profession, and PK-12 community at state and national level
  • Serve as Educator Preparation Program Chair, responsible for leading, managing and coordinating the work of the Educator Preparation Program, as defined by university policy
  • Identify faculty assignments, recommend faculty appointments and reappointments, support tenure-line faculty in the promotion and tenure process, support professional development of all faculty, mentor and conduct annual performance reviews of faculty
  • Maintain budget preparation and administration
  • Assess the effectiveness of program instruction and advising
  • Foster a culture in the EPP that actively uses data for ongoing program improvement geared at student success and program impact
  • Engage with the Dean and other chairs to create a transparent, data-based culture across the college
  • As a tenured member of the EPP faculty, the Chair is expected to model scholarly engagement through published scholarship and leadership in mainline professional associations
  • Represent the program in the larger education community at the state and national level.
  • Serve as the program’s edTPA Coordinator at the state level

Standards of Performance

  • Overall thoroughness, organization, and availability      
  • Adequacy, timeliness, and accuracy
  • Ability to make sound suggestions and assist with special projects
  • Soundness of judgment and operational decisions
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to University personnel and departmental and University needs
  • Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities, including the responsibility for identifying and communicating information of importance as soon as possible
  • Integrity in dealing with students, faculty and staff, administrators, customers, vendors, and management
  • Effective use of time and willingness to work overtime when necessary
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Effective instruction of students to achieve learning outcomes
  • Attendance and punctuality for classes and meetings
  • Timely and fair evaluation of student work

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

Assistant:

  • Knowledge and ability to teach courses
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • The position is not responsible for money or university funds of accounts which hold financial information
  • Ability to analyze data for program improvement, assessment, and accreditation
  • Ergonomic Requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, tablets, Promethean Boards, Video Conferencing, Interactive Whiteboard Systems, Smart Boards, telephone including voice mail, and FAX

Associate:

  • Knowledge and ability to serve as chair the EPP
  • Knowledge and ability to teach courses
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
  • Ability to analyze data for program improvement, assessment, and accreditation
  • Ergonomic Requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, tablets, Promethean Boards, Video Conferencing, Interactive Whiteboard Systems, Smart Boards, telephone including voice mail, and FAX
Qualifications

Required

Assistant:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or related field in education with emphasis in secondary literacy. Should have earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. by the time of appointment.
  • Experience engaging in leadership at the program and department level as well as collaboratively with university colleagues, PK-12 faculty and local, state and national community partners
  • Experience supervising teacher candidates in clinical placements
  • Commitment to, and experience in, the preparation of educators for diverse contexts and populations
  • Knowledge of secondary literacy curriculum and subject specific pedagogy and the integration of technology into teaching and learning
  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching in K-12 settings

Associate:

  • Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or related field in education with emphasis in secondary literacy
  • At least two years of relevant, successful administrative/leadership experience as department chair
  • Record of peer reviewed publications and teaching experience qualifying the applicant for the rank of tenured associate professor
  • Active record of scholarship and currency in a subfield of education, preferably secondary literacy, and the ability to balance excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service with strong collegial, communicative, and collaborative leadership skills
  • Understanding of best practices and current research in teaching and learning including assessment of teacher candidates
  • Experience with and knowledge of state and/or national program accreditation process(es)
  • Evidence of a high-level of knowledge of the edTPA
  • Commitment to, and experience in, the preparation of educators for diverse contexts and populations
  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching in K-12 settings

Preferred

Assistant:

  • Understanding of best practices and of knowledge current research in teaching and learning including assessment of educator candidates
  • Ability to design, develop, and assess licensure programs
  • Commitment to inquiry, self-evaluation, reflection, and development
  • Experience with LiveText, Via by Watermark, or any other internet-based program assessment tool
  • Experience with and knowledge of state and/or national program accreditation process(es)
  • Familiarity or experience working with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Familiarity with the requirements of teacher licensure and the edTPA
  • Familiarity with the co-teaching clinical model as designed by St. Cloud State University

Associate:

  • Three or more years of relevant, successful administrative/leadership experience as department chair
  • Experience working collaboratively with university colleagues, PK-12 faculty, and community partners
  • Experience in developing new and innovative program models or other institutional change efforts
  • Familiarity with the requirements of teacher licensure
  • Ability to design, develop, and assess licensure programs
  • Commitment to inquiry, self-evaluation, reflection, and development
  • Familiarity or experience working with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Experience with LiveText, Via by Watermark, or any other internet-based program assessment tool
  • Familiarity with the co-teaching clinical model as designed by St. Cloud State University
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications are encouraged to be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "14997"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant or Associate Professor of Education (literacy)"
  • Click "Apply"
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  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by Thursday January 10th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Contact

Mary Henderson
(262)595-2180
hendersm@uwp.edu

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