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Part-Time Instructors: Teacher Preparation Program

Recruitment Period

Open February 28th, 2020 through Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by February 27th, 2021, you will have until February 28th, 2021 to complete your application.

Description

UC Merced Extension, Education Programs invites applications for part-time instructors for the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP). Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed for the academic year (2020/2021) and summer term.

These are by-agreement contract positions for the semester of appointment. Reappointment, if any, is based solely on instructional need. Candidates should be competent to conduct instruction independently, without supervision and work collaboratively with the greater Extension and Education Program teams.

Teacher Preparation Program Instructor Requirements:
• Master's degree in Education (or related field) and a valid California Clear Credential;
• Coursework or other scholarly preparation relevant to the course assigned;
• Teaching experience in K-12 public schools;

All instructors are required to attend an instructor orientation and training, as well as monthly instructor meetings.

Teacher Preparation Program courses are face to face and typically held from 4:30-6:50pm, and 7:10-9:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings. The summer hours of instruction may differ.

Potential Teacher Preparation Courses for Academic Year 2020/2021:

Foundations of Education
Teaching Practicum
Clinical Practice I
Clinical Practice III
Diverse Students – Inclusive Instruction
Project-Based Instruction and Assessment
Technology Supported Project-Based Learning
Secondary Reading for Understanding
Single Subject Methods – English
Single Subject Methods – History
Single Subject Methods – Mathematics
Single Subject Methods – Science
Research Methods in Education
Learning, Cognition and Instruction
Integrated Physical Science, Math and Scientific Literacy
Integrated Earth and Space Sciences, Math and Digital Literacy
Integrated Life Sciences, Math and Health Literacy
Integrated Humanities and Visual Literacy
Integrated Humanities and Cultural Literacy
Integrated Humanities and Global Literacy

Positions are typically filled in the spring and summer terms for summer and fall courses, and during the fall for spring courses, but openings may occur throughout the year and can be filled as needed from applications in the pool.

Qualified applicants will be identified from the pool when needs arise; you are encouraged to apply immediately to ensure consideration.

Job location: Merced, CA

Requirements:

Document requirements

  1. Curriculum Vitae - Curriculum Vitae, should include the following:
    a. Previous applicable employment:
    Full account of time from the date of first academic (or otherwise relevant) employment up to the present, including any periods when the appointee may not have been employed. Any/all previous University of California employment must be included.
    b. Degrees or certificates:
    Include dates of attendance; name of school, college or university; location; major subject or field; degree or certificate awarded; and date received.
    c. Memberships (applicable, if any)

  2. Statement of Teaching & Contributions to Diversity, should include the following:
    a. Courses from the list above you are qualified to teach, and your qualifications for that course, and
    b. A statement of your past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching.

  3. Three (3) required, (contact information only)

Required Qualifications:
• A minimum of five years' experience teaching (TK-16)
• Teaching experience in the appropriate content area
• Earned graduate degree in related field
• Valid TK-12 California clear credential and English Learner authorization or CLAD (Teacher Preparation Courses)
• Knowledgeable in the California content standards (Teacher Preparation Courses)
• Knowledgeable in the Teaching Performance Expectations (Teacher Preparation Courses)
• Knowledgeable in current educational theory and practice (Teacher Preparation Courses)
• Knowledgeable in support strategies for English learners and students with learning needs and demonstrates these effective strategies within their own classroom
• Online instructional experience, knowledge of learning management systems, and Zoom

Preferred Qualifications:
• 8+ years of experience in teaching, leadership or other clinical practice in K-12 settings
• Earned doctorate
• Original research in the appropriate content area
• Experience as an Academic Coach or Teacher on Special Assignment in the appropriate content area
• Pedagogical expertise, strong content knowledge, and positive communication skills
• Experience with adult learners
• Appreciation and understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity of students and the San Joaquin Valley community
• Able to serve as a resource to candidates in developing a philosophy of education that promotes development of equitable and inclusive learning environments

Instructors are selected for their ability, commitment and dedication to communicate effectively; model effective instruction; collaborate with colleagues at the school, district, community and university level; and design and deliver curriculum using the state-adopted academic content standards.

Compensation: $3,750 per course for a standard, three unit course. Compensation may vary based on enrollment (high or low) and experience.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://extension.ucmerced.edu/tpp

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Curriculum Vitae, should include the following:

    a. Previous applicable employment:

    Full account of time from the date of first academic (or otherwise relevant) employment up to the present, including any periods when the appointee may not have been employed. Any/all previous University of California employment must be included.

    b. Degrees or certificates:

    Include dates of attendance; name of school, college or university; location; major subject or field; degree or certificate awarded; and date received.

    c. Memberships (applicable, if any)

  • Statement of Teaching & Contributions to Diveristy -

    Statement of Teaching & Contributions to Diversity, should include the following:
    a. Courses from the list above you are qualified to teach, and your qualifications for that course, and
    b. A statement of your past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)