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Supervisor for Teacher Education in Natural Sciences Spring 2023

Position overview

Position title: Supervisor for Teacher Education
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for an initial appointment is $64,329. See Unit 18 Faculty Supervisor for Teacher Education table for the salary range for this position. These are academic year appointments and subject to the normal processes of academic review. Salary is prorated in accordance instructional workload calculation.
Anticipated start: 4/1/2023
Position duration: Duration through Spring 2023

Application Window

Open date: March 29, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The School of Natural Sciences anticipates hiring a part-time Supervisor of Teacher Education position in Spring 2023:

As part of the joint UC Merced/UC Berkeley CalTeach credential program, this position supports the learning of apprentice teaching undergraduate students through teaching, field support, and cycles of reflection and improvement. They also participate in program development and relationship building with local schools, districts, and communities. The Supervisor of Teacher Education supports a cohort of apprentice teaching students as they engage in coursework and fieldwork leading to a preliminary teaching credential in Science or Mathematics. Supervisors of Teacher Education must have a demonstrated commitment to educational equity and justice, a strong track-record in K-12 schooling and teacher education, and a critical understanding of how blending theory and practice improves outcomes for teacher candidates, teachers and K-12 students. In addition, Supervisors of Teacher Education must show excellence in teaching both adult learners and beginning teachers.

We seek applicants who have expertise in the areas of teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students and in mentoring or supervising teachers or teacher candidates. This is a part-time contract position, appointed per semester. Reappointment, if any, is based solely on instructional need.

Supervisors are expected to provide high quality mentorship and supervision according to California Commission on Teaching Credentialing and program requirements, and submit reports and required documentation according to deadlines.

Specifically, the Supervisor of Teacher Education is responsible for the following:

• Supervision of apprentice teachers in Fall and/or Spring semesters to cover a student teaching assignment of one semester in the schools.
• Attend a scheduled orientation and training event
• Responsibilities include monitoring apprentice teaching performance:
• Visit student teachers a minimum of 4-6 times during a semester (normally one school semester), approximately every 4 weeks to a) observe lessons, b) conference with student teachers, c) conference with Cooperating Teachers, d) write and post observation reports.
• Make additional visits as necessary for at-risk candidates
• Attend required meetings for program faculty and mentor teachers (normally 2 per semester)
• Complete, collect, and submit all required documents for student teaching according to program deadlines
• Conduct weekly communication with candidates in person, by phone, video conference, and/or via e-mail
• Communicate with Program Coordinators about student teacher progress, including completing evaluations of student progress to be shared with coordinators
• Conference with Cooperating Teachers to collaborate on an individual development plan consisting of recommendations for professional development and growth in the candidate’s clear program.
• edTPA:
• Support candidate in understanding and completing the submission of the
Teaching Event (edTPA)
• Working with the schools: As a representative of UCM/UCB joint CalTeach Teacher Credential Program, supervisors interact appropriately with school staff to maintain and enhance strong relationships.
• Contributes to orientation with cooperating teachers and principals about teacher education program requirements and maintains ongoing communication with district personnel throughout the candidate’s placement
• Administrative Workload: other duties in addition to above will carry workload
• Communicates with UCM CalTeach Program Director, UC Berkeley CalTeach staff and UC Berkeley Credential Analyst to address student questions and concerns.

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information:

Advanced degree in STEM, education, or related field and experience teaching at the K-12 is required. Candidates must hold a valid Clear Single Subject or Multiple Subject with Science or Math authorization Teaching credential.

Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae (required) 3) statement of teaching that includes a list of courses previously taught, noting class size and indicating whether the applicant served as primary or secondary instructor (required) and 4) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Applicants should also submit teaching evaluations if available.

Spring Semester: 1/1/2023 – 5/31/2023

For more information, please contact SNS Personnel at

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.


Basic qualifications

Advanced degree in STEM, education, or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - Include courses you have taught, how long you have taught them, and any experiences mentoring student teachers, teaching adults, etc.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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 (

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Job location

Merced, CA