The UW Tacoma's School of Education (SoE) is seeking applications for one (1) 0.75 FTE non-tenure-track Teaching Associate/Field Supervisor (hereinafter referred to as Field Supervisor) to join our Teacher Certification Program (TCP) for 12 month annual contract. The expected start date is around July 1. 2021 and will be negotiated with the SoE Dean and Director of Field Placements & Partnerships.
Field Supervisors in our TCP are the primary advocates and contacts for our teacher candidates during their field experiences in local-area K-12 partner schools. They act as a liaison between teacher candidates, SoE key personnel (Director of Field Placements & Partnerships, SoE faculty, and academic advisors), and K-12 mentor teachers/school administrators throughout the assigned teacher candidates' field experiences. As such, Field Supervisors are ambassadors of SoE's mission and values. They report directly to the Director of Field Placements & Partnerships (hereinafter referred to as Director) with a dotted-line to the School of Education's Faculty Council. These positions are not tenure-eligible, tenure-leading, or tenure-track; however, annual renewal is possible given enrollments, program needs, and satisfactory performance.
We are seeking applicants from individuals who are able to support teacher candidates in our three TCP tracks: (a) dual-track K-8 Special Education, (b) dual-track K-8 Teaching English Language Learners, and (c) Secondary Mathematics or Science Education.
1. Evaluate, mentor, and supervise assigned teacher candidates to have successful field or student teaching experiences (approx. 70% of workload):
2. Provide Support to the Director of Office of Field Placements and Partnerships (approx. 20% of workload):
3. Other Duties:
Other requirements of the job: Ability to regularly travel between UWT and school sites (UWT reimburses for mileage in accordance to program, University, and state policies).
Teacher Certification Programs:
UW Tacoma's School of Education has an excellent reputation in the South Sound and state for preparing culturally responsive, equity-minded, and highly effective educators and leaders who support the success of diverse learners. The TCP is currently structured as a summer-start cohort model. In addition to coursework, high-quality placements with a cluster of partner districts who share our values are central to the success of our program. We currently offer three (3) certification options at the post-baccalaureate level in high-needs areas as follows: (a) dual-track K-8 Special Education, (b) dual-track K-8 Teaching English Language Learners, and (c) Secondary Mathematics and Science. We are currently in the process of launching an undergraduate program leading to teacher certification in autumn 2022.
To learn more about our TCPs, visit: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/school-education/i-want-be-teacher
School of Education:
The School of Education at UW Tacoma is one of seven academic units on campus. The mission of our school is: "to prepare ethical and reflective educators and leaders who transform learning, contribute to the community, exemplify professionalism and promote diversity." Central to our values is a commitment to promoting equity and social justice in our schools and society. More information about our conceptual framework, mission, and values is located on our website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/school-education/conceptual-framework.
One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington's commitment to high-quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma and the School of Education, see our website at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
To Apply: The priority review date of applications will start on February 01, 2021 but will remain open until filled. To apply, please submit the following to Interfolio; any additional materials submitted outside of the platform will not be processed or reviewed:
1. A cover letter, no longer than 3 pages, that details the following:
Note: Up to three (3) professional letters of references will be required for candidates who advance to the final stage. More instructions will be provided to finalists.
Questions may be directed to Carey Kirkwood, Director of Field Placements & Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University's Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member's academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).