Location: Worcester, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Sep 9 2020 Job Description:
Associate Professor of Practice * in Secondary English Education
Job Qualifications and Responsibilities:
The Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice at Clark University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar in secondary English education with at least three years of secondary school experience teaching ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse urban youth, and with deep knowledge of pedagogical practice and multicultural literature as well as literacy education, adolescent/youth literacies, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. The successful candidate will join a faculty team dedicated to teacher education that integrates school-community partnership in an urban neighborhood.
A strong candidate also will have experience in teacher education, in particular with mentoring pre-service and/or in-service teachers, collaborating with university and school colleagues, and contributing to the development of pedagogical approaches and practices which foster equitable student achievement in English and literacy.
Responsibilities will include teaching courses focused on the practice of English education as well as literacy education at the secondary level in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, guiding a cohort of Master of Arts in Teaching students in developing their teaching practice during a full two-semester teaching internship, teaching courses in related areas for undergraduate and/or graduate students, and supporting partner school English teachers and alumni in their pedagogical practice.
The position of Associate Professor of Practice in Secondary English affords an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the Adam Institute's widely recognized work in urban teacher education (The 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/).
*Please note that, at Clark, the "associate" level of professor of practice presumes prior experience in the field, in practice (there is no assistant level). Practice in this case means secondary school teaching experience, with additional priority on teacher education experience. This is the threshold qualification.
Additional desired qualifications:
In addition to the job qualifications identified above, desired areas of expertise include interest or expertise in critical and academic literacies, critical pedagogies, critical race theory, English language learning, and/or teaching students with special needs; and an earned doctorate in English, English Education, or a closely related field such as Literacy Education or Curriculum and Instruction. 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).
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