Teaching Assistant

Location
Kansas
Posted
May 02, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Education
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

 

General Description of Position:

Teaching Assistants work under the guidance of graduate faculty members and departmental administrators and staff, responding to student assignments and other communications and viewing and providing feedback to video of students during a semester-long practicum and a semester-long internship in elementary school classrooms. Teaching Assistants are expected to respond to student work during courses offered in June and July while completing training for online supervision of field experiences. During the fall semester, Teaching Assistants respond to student work in two major methods courses while doing distance supervision of a 60-hour practicum placement. During a December/January Intersession course, Teaching Assistants respond to student work, and during the Spring semester, Teaching Assistants conduct distance supervision of the formal student teaching experience while and responding to student work in an Action Research course. 

Information about the Department:

http://coe.k-state.edu/edci/

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

Kansas State University is a comprehensive land-grant university of over 24,700 students and nearly 2,000 faculty located in Manhattan, KS. This vibrant community is adjacent to the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The university is recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. Serving almost 1,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, the College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kansas State Department of Education. The college is a leader in producing K-12 teachers in the state of Kansas and abroad, receiving the 2015 Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Teacher Education from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The National Association for

Professional Development Schools honored the college with the 2011 Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement Award. The elementary education program received the Association of Teacher Educators' 2010 award for Distinguished Program in Teacher Education, which recognizes high-quality teacher education programs featuring exemplary collaboration between local education agencies and institutions of higher education in program development and administration.

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction invites applications for several positions as Teaching Assistants. Successful candidates will receive a 12-month term appointment to assist graduate faculty members in the delivery of an online Master of Arts in Teaching degree that offers K-6 Kansas state teaching licensure in one calendar year. Renewable based on performance and departmental need. This position does not require an on campus presence. The position requires access to high-speed Internet and a reliable computer.

 

Teaching Assistants work under the guidance of graduate faculty members and departmental administrators and staff, responding to student assignments and other communications and viewing and providing feedback to video of students during a semester-long practicum and a semester-long internship in elementary school classrooms. Teaching Assistants are expected to respond to student work during courses offered in June and July while completing training for online supervision of field experiences. During the fall semester, Teaching Assistants respond to student work in two major methods courses while doing distance supervision of a 60-hour practicum placement. During a December /January Intersession course, Teaching Assistants respond to student work, and during the Spring semester, Teaching Assistants conduct distance supervision of the formal student teaching experience while and responding to student work in an Action Research course.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

1. Current K-6 teaching license (any state)

2. Five years of K-12 classroom teaching experience in an American public·school

3. Earned master's degree in curriculum & instruction or related field

4. Experience with online course delivery systems

5. Demonstrated fluency in the use of educational technologies, including skill communicating by distance through email and Zoom

6. Excellent written and oral communication skills

7. Documented commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Prior experience working with pre-service teachers

2. Active involvement with professional, education-related organizations

3. Five years of K-6 classroom teaching experience in an American public school

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit an application package consisting of:

1. letter of application specifically addressing each required and preferred qualification

2. a curriculum vitae

3. unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (must have official transcripts if invited for interview)

4. three letters of recommendation

 

All interviews will be conducted through Zoom.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening will begin May 12, 2017.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$8,000-$10,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

  

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