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Assistant/Associate Professor in Foundations of Education(Renewable Term Appointment) more...
Location:Portland, OR
Company:Lewis & Clark College
First posted:April 19, 2017

Assistant/Associate Professor (renewable term appointment) in Foundations of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College The Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College invites applications for a full-time, renewable term (non-tenure track) position in the Teacher Education Department, beginning summer or fall 2017. This position includes: responsibility for teaching, advising, and leadership in an innovative and nationally recognized MAT program; service to the Graduate School and professional community; and a scholarly agenda in the applicant's primary field. We are seeking a colleague to join us in a supportive, collegial community of scholar/practitioners committed to diversity, social justice, and the preparation of transformative K-12 educators. Responsibilities

  • Teach courses in the social, historical, and cultural foundations of education in a social justice focused Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

  • Teach undergraduate education courses in Lewis & Clark's College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Teach additional courses in one or more of the following areas: social justice focused

    seminar in support of candidates' field placements; culturally responsive instruction and curriculum development; and research/seminar courses for students in the M.Ed Educational Studies program.

  • Mentor and advise students (graduates and undergraduates).
  • Work collaboratively with Teacher Education faculty and in partnership with school

    district personnel in a program committed to a vision of learning as active inquiry and to preparing K-12 educators to work effectively in diverse school settings. Such work entails an approach to teacher preparation that recognizes and explores deeply the significance of race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, first language, ability, and other key elements of individual identity and social location as salient elements of educational practice.

  • Support teacher candidates in learning to investigate and support each child's unique growth-academic, social, and emotional-as compassionate citizens of a democratic society and global community.

  • Participate in ongoing program administrative, assessment, and accreditation activities.
  • Serve on Graduate School and college committees and engage in service activity in the

    professional community. Qualifications

  • PhD or EdD in education or related field, with a focus on the social, historical, and cultural foundations of education.

  • A minimum of three years experience in K-12 school settings.
  • Evidence of strong college or university teaching.
  • The ability to work effectively in partnership with public school personnel.
  • A demonstrated commitment to principles of social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
  • A scholarly agenda in the applicant's primary field.

    Application Procedure Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To

    apply, please visit (please use the apply button below), click Apply Now, and submit the following:

  • A letter of application addressing the qualifications and responsibilities noted in this posting, including a description of teaching and scholarship interests

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Sample student evaluations
  • 1-2 samples of scholarship
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

    For additional information on this position or Teacher Education programs at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College, please contact Dr. Kimberly Campbell, Chair of the Teacher Education Department, at kimberly[at]lclark[dot]edu, or by calling (503) 768-6108. The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only by enhancing and preserving the presence of students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds within our learning community. Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on finalists. Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.

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