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Assistant Clinical Professor

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Applicants should submit applications online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu, including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for at least three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin March 28, 2017. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Robert Hughes, Chair of Search Committee. (rhughes@seattleu.edu or (206) 296-2147). Further information about Seattle University and the College of Education may be found at www.seattleu.edu/education.

Position Information

Position Details

Position Title Assistant Clinical Professor
Position Number Faculty_10634
Department College of Education - K-12 Teaching, Learning & Social Justice
Market Reference Pay Range Faculty
FLSA Status Exempt
Position Category Faculty
Position Type Full-time
Months Per Year 9

Job Description

Position Summary

Assistant Clinical Professor of Field-based Education and Partnerships (Non-Tenure Track, multi-year)

Start Date: September 2017 (9-month appointment), (may have opportunities for summer employment)

The College of Education (COE) at Seattle University seeks applications for a multi-year, non-tenure track, Assistant Clinical Professor to join the Department of Teaching, Learning and Social Justice in field-based education for teacher education candidates across multiple certification pathways, and has responsibility for candidate placements and school partnership development beginning September 2017.

Primary responsibility is to develop partnerships with local schools, especially urban and highly diverse schools, to support community-based teacher preparation programs at Seattle University. This includes part-time teaching and collaboration with faculty to ensure course curricula aligns with the learning outcomes established for field experiences. Development and delivery of instruction that supports teacher candidates’ ability to synthesize and apply concepts learned in their teacher preparation program courses; hiring, training, and supervision of field supervisors; and development and maintenance of technology-based data systems that support field placements. This position oversees field-based education for teacher education candidates across multiple certification pathways, and has primary responsibility for candidate placements and school partnership development. Responsibilities also include hiring, training, and supervision of field supervisors; and development and maintenance of technology-based data systems that support field placements.

Represent the College of Education and the college’s teacher education programs to public school districts and independent schools especially in urban and highly diverse communities, in the Puget Sound area. Participate and represent the college in field director activities in the Washington Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Coordinate field experiences and internships in the college’s teacher education programs, with accountability for students, school personnel, and field supervisors. Teach workshops, courses or course modules linked to field-based experiences. Build relationships in regional schools and districts that result in high-quality partnerships and field placements with schools committed to providing equitable opportunities for historically excluded populations. Communicate and interact with school administrators, teachers and staff in public school districts and independent schools in the Puget Sound area. Coordinate procedures associated with adjunct faculty who serve as field supervisors. Develop processes for preparing students for field placements. Collaborate with other faculty to ensure that teacher education course experiences and field experiences align with both state competencies and best practices. Assist teacher education faculty advisors to monitor progress toward credentialing. Assist faculty in monitoring readiness for field placement and tracking student progress in field placements. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of state certification and program requirements. Maintain accurate student files and data records pertaining to field placements and candidate performance in field experience settings.
Ensure and maintain compliance with state standards for teacher preparation candidates and programs as they apply to field placements. Create, update, and revise training and communication materials, including field experience handbooks. Create forms and information to identify students’ and field supervisors’ responsibilities and deadlines for field placements. Counsel students and field supervisors in difficult situations. Assist the faculty and staff in responding to inquiries regarding the college’s teacher education programs through phone calls, e-mail messages, information sessions, and advising appointments regarding the application process and procedures themselves. Attend teacher education meetings as appropriate. Perform and/or supervise clerical tasks related to professional duties. Provide direction and supervision to field supervisors. Develop and manage electronic data systems that support field placements. Collect and analyze a variety of quantitative and qualitative data for ongoing and cyclical program and personnel review.

Teacher education as Seattle University is grounded in the values of quality education for all children and families, with an emphasis on equity, inclusion, and social justice. Our work is situated in partnerships with urban and diverse schools, districts, and communities.

Ideal candidates must demonstrate an understanding of, commitment to, and ability to teach to Seattle University’s Jesuit mission.

Minimum Qualifications

• Doctorate in teacher education or related field
• Two years’ experience in a supervisory position with instructional oversight responsibilities, e.g., as a school coach, lead teacher, school administrator, or a similar role.
• Direct experience in developing school/university partnerships.
• Experience teaching pre-service teacher candidates.
• Five years K-12 classroom teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in supervising field placements, overseeing classroom placements of pre-service teachers, and supporting teacher candidates and mentor teachers during teaching internship.
• Experience in managing field placements and coordinating field supervisors.
• Five years’ experience in a supervisory position with instructional oversight responsibilities, e.g., as a school coach, lead teacher, school administrator, or a similar role.

Seattle U Description

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017” ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Compensation The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Non-Discrimination Policy

Seattle University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in the administration of any of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered policies and programs, or in its employment related policies and practices. In addition, the University does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.

All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Seattle University’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and character. Inquiries relating to these policies may be referred to the University’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA/504 Coordinator by calling (206) 296-2824.

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, Seattle University has designated three individuals responsible for coordinating the University’s Title IX compliance. Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity may contact any one of the following Title IX coordinators:

Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 296-2824

Office of Human Resources
RINA 214
(206) 296-5870

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu, including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for at least three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin March 28, 2017. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Robert Hughes, Chair of Search Committee. (rhughes@seattleu.edu or (206) 296-2147).

Further information about Seattle University and the College of Education may be found at www.seattleu.edu/education.

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Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. References
  5. Other Doc (2)
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  7. Other Doc (4)

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