OJC Lecturer

Denver, CO
Apr 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado


The School of Education & Human Development has several openings for temporary, part-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions as part of the Teacher Preparation for Rural Education Partnership (T-PREP) at Otero Junior College (OJC) in La Junta, CO.

The School of Education & Human Development will establish and maintain a pool of Lecturers from which future appointments to temporary, part-time non-tenure-track positions in the Teacher Preparation for Rural Education Partnership (T-PREP) program will be made. Lecturers are limited to two courses per term. This will be a semester-by-semester appointment, with the possibility of renewal. This temporary Lecturer pool is anticipated to remain continuously active through May 31, 2018.

The Teacher Preparation for Rural Education Program (T-PREP) at the University of Colorado Denver is partnering with Otero Junior College to bring a Bachelor's Degree program in elementary education to the Arkansas Valley. Pre-service teacher candidates will be in local elementary schools throughout their time in the program, gaining valuable classroom experience as they prepare to become teachers. Paired college education courses provide the methods and theory teacher candidates need while they are out in the field.

Job Summary:

Teaching assignments may fluctuate and are contingent upon the schedule of courses offered each term, the required number of student enrollments in your tentatively scheduled course(s), and budget availability. Thus, we cannot guarantee that you will teach particular courses or that you will actually teach in a given term.

Courses for which we are currently seeking lecturers:

LCRT 3720 (Fall 2017)
This course introduces students to writing development in children from early childhood through 5th grade. Students will learn how to analyze student writing for strengths and needs in order to design effective writing instruction.

LCRT 4710 (Fall 2017)
This course provides teachers with a basic understanding of reading and writing development in preschool and early primary grades, while considering specific strategies for using and teaching reading and writing in early primary grades (pre-K-3).

EDHD 3930 Diverse Learners Field Experience & Seminar (Spring 2018)
This course includes a comprehensive clinical block field experience designed to support teacher candidates' learning of issues and practices relevant to students with disabilities and English language learners. A seminar will mediate teacher candidates' experiences from their various classroom settings.

EDFN 4010 Social Foundations & Cultural Diversity (Spring 2018)
This course focuses on the role of cultural diversity in the United States school system and what this means for educators oriented toward social justice. The intention of this course is to have teacher candidates engage in exploring the most salient issues surrounding education in the United States, developing an understanding of the complex relationships between schools and the larger society of which they are a part. This course closely examines important contemporary and historical societal issues such as race, social class, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, politics, and dynamics of power and privilege.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned master's degree in Literacy, Education or related field
  • Significant successful teaching or work experience in K-12 education, community, or business contexts, especially in rural and diverse settings

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Evidence of understanding of teaching literacy in an elementary education (K-5) setting
  • Experience teaching literacy in an elementary education setting
  • Experience with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities, knowledge of rural educational community issues, and an interest in collaborating with a variety of constituencies in a rural environment
  • Proficient with basic technology (e.g. MS Office)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Education or a closely related field
  • Experience teaching in a rural context
  • Experience teaching in higher education
  • Experience teaching with blended/hybrid models (e.g. Blackboard or eCollege and LiveText)

Salary and Benefits:
The salary for this position has been established at $1800 per 3 credit course taught.

This part-time appointment is not eligible for group health, life insurance and retirement benefits.
The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, refer to job number 09282. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). Current curriculum vitae 2). Cover letter 3). Proof of highest degree earned (can be unofficial transcripts) If your application is selected for further consideration, you will be asked to provide two confidential recommendation letters from individuals who have specific knowledge of the skills you possess that apply to this position.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30070 - EDUC-Extended Studies

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Apr 21, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Jessica Coon

Posting Contact Email: SEHDHR@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00692007


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