Lecturer - Traditional Supervision in Teaching and Learning (pool)

Lecturer - Traditional Supervision in Teaching and Learning (pool) - 28340 Faculty

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.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world's only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. 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.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, 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. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trails, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state's best recreation opportunities.

Work Location: Primarily onsite teaching, but hybrid supervision is common, and some supervision is fully remote.

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.

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.

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 20 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants: - This lecturer pool will remain active through March 31, 2023 when all applications will be cleared from the pool and we will post a new announcement. This posting is for open positions in the 2022-2023 academic year. If you are not selected in the current pool, you are welcome to reapply to the subsequent pool. - Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 28340). - Official transcripts are required upon hire. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s) Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your letter of interest and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1. Letter of interest which clearly demonstrates how candidate meets minimum and desired qualifications 2. A current resume/CV; must include date ranges and whether the position was full or part time 3. Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts required before hiring.) 4. List of 3-5 professional references When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document for the search committee members to view your materials.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40041 - COE-Teaching & Learning

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Dec 16, 2022

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Rachel Seton Posting Contact Email: rseton@uccs.edu Position Number: 00783130

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