Assistant Instructor/ Assistant Professor of Practice

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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Job description

Salary: Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary

Nationally ranked and in its 95th year, Rutgers Graduate School of Education is part of New Jersey’s flagship public university. Committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks qualified candidates for two 10-month Non-Tenure Track faculty positions to develop and foster clinical partnerships with urban school districts to help build the GSE Community School Partnership Network (GSECSPN).

The Partnership Leaders will work under the supervision of the Faculty Director of Teacher Education, and spend considerable time working in partner districts, conducting clinical supervision of teacher candidates, building and maintaining partnerships, helping to create work plans that are mutually beneficial to both the GSE and the partnership schools, teaching courses, collecting and assessing data about partnerships and teacher candidates. S/he will also provide service to the Department of Learning and Teaching and the Graduate School of Education.

The Partnership Liaison will:

1. Serve as the GSE liaison partner to designated New Jersey PK-12 public schools and districts

2. Facilitate communication between designated partner schools, districts, and the GSE

3. Help facilitate field placements, introductory field visits, and other special events for partner districts

4. Participate in partnership-related events including Advisory Council meetings, workshops, and trainings.

5. Coordinate designated special projects at the GSE related to partnership development or pre-service teacher clinical experience.

6. Conduct formal field observations, including pre- and post- observation conferences with teacher candidates, and provide support to pre-service teachers in field experiences.

7. Score and assess on-line Clinical Teaching Work Samples and other key assessments of teacher candidates

8. Serve as the “context expert” supervisor to teacher candidates in their district

9. Teach at least 2 courses in the GSE each year

10. Engage in general service to the department of Learning and Teaching

11. Engage in general service to the GSE

Minimum Education and Experience

We seek candidates for the Assistant Professor of Practice Level with an earned doctorate in education from an accredited university in a relevant area. Applicants for the Assistant Instructor level should have a minimum of an earned master’s degree in education from an accredited university in a relevant area. Preference will be given to applicants with experience or backgrounds in one or more of the following fields: Special Education, Bilingual/ESL Education, Social Studies Education, or Science Education.

Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years successful teaching experience in PK-12 public schools and recent experience in P-12 classrooms in diverse public school settings (teaching, researching, supervising, coaching, or consulting).

Expertise in more than one area of licensure and successful experience urban education settings is highly preferred.

In screening applicants, we will be looking for evidence of demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in education/higher education.

Our school and university are especially interested in applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions. Salary and terms of appointment are commensurate with qualifications.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Applicants must hold a standard license in at least one instructional area (e.g. special education, social studies, ESL, Bilingual-Bicultural, etc.).

Equipment Utilized

Computer, fax, copier


In its 95th year, Rutgers Graduate School of Education is part of New Jersey’s flagship public university and is nationally ranked among US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools of Education in the country. Committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks an outstanding scholar to join the school and the Rutgers School Counseling Program faculty in the CACREP Accredited School Counseling Program.


Rutgers University-New Brunswick took root more than 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource-the flagship of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research university with a global impact. Rutgers-New Brunswick also engages in community initiatives, new and small business development, and serves as a policy resource across New Jersey.

Today, Rutgers-New Brunswick is among the top 25 public national universities in the United States as ranked by US News & World Report. With over 50,000 students and approximately 10,000 faculty and staff, Rutgers-New Brunswick is a vibrant academic community committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and service. Dr. Debasish Dutta became the second Chancellor of Rutgers-New Brunswick in 2017.

We educate New Jersey’s future leaders. With 17 schools and colleges, Rutgers-New Brunswick offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 200 graduate and professional degree programs. The university’s more than 500,000 living alumni are making a difference in all 50 states and on six continents.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and a NSF ADVANCEInstitution.

How to apply

Apply electronically. Your application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching statement; and (4) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted as references. Submit these items as separate attachments preferably as PDF documents. Review of applications will start immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education.