Term Assistant Professor of Secondary Teacher Education

Term Assistant Professor of Secondary Teacher Education

• Job No:
• Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
• Grade:UNAC Grade 30
• Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
• School/Business unit:UAF School of Education
• Location:Fairbanks
• Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:
The School of Education (SOE) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), seeks a candidate with extensive secondary classroom experience, a commitment to high quality teacher preparation, and strong experience facilitating adult learning to join its expanding secondary teacher education program. This position is based in Fairbanks, Alaska. The UAF School of Education is accredited by the national Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).

1-40%Teaching -Teach secondary education courses that are required for the diverse population of students in the secondary undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate License/Certificate program -Teach face-to-face education courses in Fairbanks and distance delivered courses that reach the entire state of Alaska. Depending on the course, courses may be scheduled during the day or during after school hours (5-8pm). -Confidence with distance delivery strategies using synchronous and asynchronous technology approaches -Teach required courses including education foundation courses and internship year courses including methods courses (in content area specialty) which are offered in all of the major subject areas, facilitation of the year-long internship and corresponding mentor/intern seminar and other courses as needed -Collaborate closely with secondary faculty and advisors since secondary degree and program courses, curriculum, fieldwork, assignments and assessments are closely integratedEssential 2-30%Supervision: -Provide in-school supervision to student teaching interns in the interior and rural areas of Alaska. -Supervision may require travel on small planes to rural areas and sleeping in non-conventional locations (e.g. in rural schools).Essential 30%Service -Assist with locating placements in Fairbanks and rural Alaskan schools for secondary students who are completing practicum requirements for education foundation coursework prior to the internship year, as well as coordinating placements for Fairbanks based and rural Alaska based interns in their final year of preparation -Provide a wide range of service at the department, school, college and university level. This includes serving on committees, participating in accreditation and continuous assessment activities, completing tasks related to admission of applicants to the internship year, and contributing to on-going secondary department professional development. -Assist with on-going compliance with CAEP accreditation standards for secondary initial licensure programsEssential
The successful candidate will: teach secondary education foundations and social studies and/or art methods courses; supervise secondary student teaching interns in Fairbanks and rural Alaska; oversee fieldwork placements for the majority of secondary internship and field placements; and provide service for the secondary department, the SOE, and UAF (e.g. service related to fieldwork coordination, assessment and admissions).

The UAF Secondary Department provides secondary undergraduate and graduate-level licensure programs (plus optional M.Ed.) to students in face-to-face and through distance delivered settings, including on-site supervision visits in school sites across Alaska. The Department focuses on providing relevant, meaningful, place-based coursework and fieldwork emphasizing the science of teaching and learning in the unique and highly diverse cross-cultural Alaska context, and emphasizes core practices in teaching as the foundation of the preparation process. Close collaboration among the team of secondary faculty and academic advisors is required to support the alignment between required readings, assignments, assessments, and fieldwork experiences in all required education courses. The secondary teacher education programs at UAF provide excellent professional opportunities for applicants who are motivated by a desire to contribute to meeting the special challenges of working in the Alaska K-12 and teacher education environment. This position prioritizes a candidate who has experience and expertise in secondary social studies and/or art content areas to assist in the preparation of secondary students pursuing these disciplines.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
-Minimum three years experience as a certificated secondary classroom teacher in a public school
-Experience working with adults in a teaching/learning situation (e.g., teaching at a university level, supervising pre-service teachers, providing in-service workshops for teachers)
-Participation in professional development in recent years
-Experience working with students from diverse groups: non-traditional college students; ELL students; low-income students; students with special needs
-Knowledge of the Alaska context, Alaska Native people and communities
-Background and related experience in teaching social studies and/or art at the secondary level
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Willingness to work collaboratively with a team of secondary faculty and advisors
-Experience and expertise with Google Applications and with distance learning platforms

Required Experience, Education or Training:

-Masters, Ed.D., or PhD in Education or related field
-Completion of teacher licensure program leading to secondary certification

-Three years secondary classroom teaching experience
-Current Alaska teaching license or eligibility for one
-Experience working with adult learners
-Evidence of recent continued professional development

Salary Information:
This is a full-time, 9-month, term-funded faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and https://alaska.edu/jobs/benefits.php. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

UAF COVID Requirements:
Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

*This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).http://www.unitedacademics.net/

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Shea Monsey, School of Education HR Coordinator, at mailto:smonsey@alaska.edu or 907-474-7341.

Applications Close: Open until filled

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Fairbanks, AK

7 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-02-23