Galloway, New Jersey
San Diego, California
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 154285
The Education Department invites applications for a position in the Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice for an Associate Professor of Practice in secondary English education. We seek a candidate with background knowledge in English literacy education, adolescent/youth literacies, critical pedagogical practices, and culturally sustaining pedagogies. The successful candidate must have earned a doctorate by August 2023 in English Education, English, or a closely related field such as Literacy Education or Curriculum and Instruction and have a minimum of three years of secondary school experience teaching ethnic, cultural, and linguistically diverse urban youth. In addition, the candidate must have prior experience in teacher preparation education, mentoring pre-service and in-service teachers in urban schools, and/or work in partnership with university, public school teachers, and community residents in order to foster equitable student achievement in English and literacy.
- Expertise in teacher preparation practices, critical literacies, multilingual literacies, critical race theory, and/or teaching students with special needs.
- Experience teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate settings, or community education partnerships.
The candidate will join a faculty team dedicated to teacher education that integrates school-community partnership in an urban neighborhood, and works in solidarity with youth, teachers, and community. We will value a candidate that can demonstrate the ability to build trusting, long-term relationships with colleagues, teachers, youth, and community members. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the diversification of the department and university more broadly through their work and engagement on diversity, access, and equity.
Responsibilities will include:
- Teaching method courses focused on the practice of secondary English and literacy education
- Direct guidance and mentoring of a cohort of Master of Arts in Teaching students as they develop their secondary English practice during a full time two-semester teaching practicum internship
- Supporting partner school English teachers and alumni in their pedagogical practice and professional development
- Contributing to the ongoing building of interdisciplinary synergies within the education department and the wider university community
- Option to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in related ELA areas.
The successful candidate will be appointed as an associate professor of practice, an academic-year position with an opportunity for summer teaching in the Master of Arts in Teaching program (professors of practice at Clark have full faculty status and are appointed for three-year renewable terms with full expectation and support for renewal).
The position of Associate Professor of Practice in Secondary English affords an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the Education Department and the Adam Institute's recognized work in urban teacher education (Clark University's Master of Arts in Teaching program was the first to earn state approval "with distinction."). For more information, go to https://www.clarku.edu/centers/adam-institute/).
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Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.