Lecturer, English Language Learner and Early Childhood Education

Logan, Utah, United States
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Job description

Requisition: F1700327

Review Date: 01/24/2018

Job Category: Faculty

Department: School of Teacher Edu and Leadershi

College/Unit: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs

Location: Logan Campus

Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Utah State University is seeking a Lecturer with a primary emphasis on English Language Learners and early childhood education. The program seeks an enthusiastic professional to join an energetic faculty committed to understanding language issues and meeting the needs of English Learners and their families. This new faculty member is expected to collaborate closely with other faculty teaching English language development courses, and interact with faculty pursuing related initiatives within the College and across campus.

Located on the main campus in Logan, Utah, this is a non-tenure track, 9-month academic year position with the opportunity for summer employment dependent on the availability of funds. The successful candidate will join a vital school of 42 faculty–31 on the Logan campus and 11 on Regional and Partnership Campuses. Review of applications will begin January 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2018.

Responsibilities:

  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses leading to the ESL Endorsement. (These courses target issues of diversity, second language and literacy acquisition, family and community engagement, instructional and assessment best practices for English Learners.)
  2. Work with current faculty to deliver and monitor student and program success,
  3. Communicate and coordinate field-placement experiences,
  4. Collaborate with USU and various educational entities to recruit students and grow the ESL program,
  5. Provide national, state, and local service to the profession.

 

Salary is competitive based on qualifications. An excellent fringe benefit package is provided that includes medical and disability insurance and retirement benefits that amount to approximately one third of the salary.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned MEd or MS with emphasis in English as a Second Language or a closely related discipline,
  2. A minimum of three years experience as a teacher of culturally and language diverse students in K-12 Education,
  3. Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based first and second-language instructional methods that support diversity, inclusiveness, and academic achievement,
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and collegial relationships with faculty, staff, and students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Second-language proficiency or experiences as a second-language learner immersed in another culture,
  2. Experience teaching primary grades and knowledge of early childhood education issues,
  3. Ability to lead and organize programs to ensure effective student progress,
  4. Effective teaching at the college/university level, or providing professional development to educators,
  5. Experience with distance education delivery.

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

 

Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):
Use of fingers (e.g. typing),Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses

Continuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):
Routine visual requirements (e.g. reading with attention to details; seeing activities near and far),Routine hearing ability (e.g. whispers at close range; voices at 15 feet; converse by telephone)

Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):
Inside

ADA Cognitive Requirements:
Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Comprehend complex, hard-to-understand concepts.

ADA Math Requirements:
Apply knowledge of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques such as differential and integral calculus, factor analysis, and probability determination, or work with a wide variety of theoretical mathematical concepts and make original applications of mathematical procedures, as in empirical and differential equations.

ADA Communication Requirements – Speech:
Expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order verbal skills such as ability to lecture to large groups, ability to speak on complex issues without prepared notes.

ADA Comm Requirements – Comprehension:
Comprehensive and expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order of composition skills such as ability to do this as primary function of the job, to draft and edit publication-quality papers, to prepare highly complex documents such as wills and contracts. May involve a large volume of such composition.

ADA Travel Requirements:
Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center.

Dept/College Highlights:

The Department

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership offers undergraduate programs for early childhood education (K-3), elementary education, and the professional education framework leading to secondary education licensure in other teaching majors. We also offer endorsement programs in early childhood education, reading education, gifted and talented education, and ESL education certification. We offer graduate programs including an MEd in instructional leadership, an administrative/supervisory concentration, an MS, MEd, and EdS in curriculum and instruction and a PhD in Education, as well as doctoral concentrations in instructional leadership, literacy education and leadership, mathematics education and leadership, cultural studies, and science education.

As part of a land-grant institution, we deliver our programs to students on campuses across the state of Utah through interactive broadcast and online delivery. We value our partnerships with local, state, national, and international leaders and welcome the many ongoing opportunities we have to collaborate toward common goals. Drawing on the extensive knowledge base in both theoretical and practice-oriented research, we design programs and research focusing on increasing the quality of teaching, learning, and leadership within complex local and global contexts. This involves creating equitable educational opportunities for all students, as well as preparing researchers and instructional leaders to use evidence-base instruction that results in improved student achievement and equitable opportunities in schools for all students.

The College and University

Utah State University (USU), a land-grant university, is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with “high research activity.” It is in the top 3% of higher education institutions in the country. USU received $243,933,881 million in research awards during the 2016 fiscal year. Enrollment (undergraduate and graduate students) exceeds 27,000. There are 41 schools and departments in eight academic colleges and a School of Graduate Studies that offers 38 doctoral degrees and 96 master’s degrees. USU has a national and international reputation for its education, agricultural, aerospace-engineering, and natural resources academic programs. The College of Education and Human Services is ranked 6th nationally in external funding with over $46 million in external grants and contracts (US News and World Report, 2017). It is one of the largest colleges of education in the nation, with eight departments, an elementary laboratory school, over 130 tenure-track faculty, and hundreds of research-supported employees.

Logan

Logan is a community of more than 100,000 people located in Cache Valley in the mountains of northern Utah, 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is at the mouth of Logan Canyon, a scenic gateway to a wide variety of recreational opportunities. There are forest service campgrounds and extensive fishing, biking, and hiking opportunities within a few miles of campus. Bear Lake (a large, multiuse recreational lake on the Utah / Idaho border) is just 40 miles away through Logan Canyon. Skiing is available within a few miles of campus. The city schools have a reputation of being strong academically and are well respected throughout the valley. Housing costs are moderate. Logan boasts a large regional hospital and excellent medical and dental care services.

How to apply

Apply online

Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Cover Letter, Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy

Other Required document types/Special Instructions to Applicants:
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Letter of application describing your qualifications for the position;
2. Statement of teaching philosophy;
3. Current curriculum vitae that includes relevant teaching and/or certifications
4. Copies of teaching evaluations for any university-level instruction;
5. Contact information for three professional references (Your references will be automatically sent a system email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.)

In 1888, the Agricultural College of Utah was founded as the state's land-grant institution. It became Utah State University in 1957. Throughout time, USU has remained true to its roots as an institution dedicated to the land and its people