Lecturer - Education Lab

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Position TitleLecturer - Education LabExternal Link to Postinghttp://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/14933DepartmentElem, Middle & Lit - 31420Vacancy Number16F-243Position Number2005Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Education Lab Lecturer works in the Betty Holden Stike Education Lab under the guidance of the Education Lab Director to support the mission, vision and goals of the Stike Education Lab and of the Watson College of Education. The Education Lab Lecturer provides crucial supervision and individualized support for Watson College of Education pre-service teacher candidates as they instruct children in one-on-one settings. The Education Lab Lecturer provides contemporaneous feedback in reflective practice and coordinates with methods course professors, department faculty and staff.

The Education Lab Lecturer teaches co-requisite lab classes for literacy and math courses and manages professional development opportunities for students, faculty and staff, including the extension Education Lab, public school partners and Virgo Preparatory Academy.

The position may include face-to-face and online instruction of teacher education courses in the elementary education program.

The successful applicant will need to:
•Teach lab courses each semester.
•Participate in the generation of professional development sessions for practicing and future teachers.
•Support students in licensure requirements, including but not limited to edTPA processes and procedures
•Assist in ongoing program revision and development, particularly as it relates to the Education Lab, extension Education Lab and the Watson College programs which they serve
•Attend department and program meetings
•Participate in planning and implementation of field-based programs

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in field relevant to literacy, math, and/or teacher education.

Public school educator with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated talent and innovation as a classroom teacher; knowledge of and eligibility for North Carolina licensure in the appropriate areas; strong people and leadership skills; experience in higher education, particularly with teacher candidates; documented experience coaching and supervising the development of educators; creativity and proficiency with technology; strong commitment to and experience with P-12 partnership approaches; detail-focused orientation and working knowledge of current research and trends in curriculum and instructional supervision and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse learning community. Candidates should have experience working with racially, socioeconomically, and linguistically diverse students.

Candidates should also demonstrate familiarity with culturally responsive teaching strategies. Candidates who have mentored beginning teachers and/or pre-service teacher interns are preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative work as well as service to local, regional and global communities. The division allocates resources to recruit and retain faculty scholars and to create a learning environment that encourages students. The primary mission of the Donald R. Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is to develop highly competent professionals to serve in teaching and other educational leadership roles in southeastern North Carolina, the state, and nation.

The Watson College is committed to achieving excellence in teacher and administrator preparation in all of its programs. To realize the mission of the Watson College, thorough grounding in theoretical and empirical bodies of knowledge is provided, the educator’s capacity to utilize knowledge to improve schools and enhance learning by children and youth is developed, and commitment to personal, professional and institutional development is fostered. The Watson College of Education fulfills its obligation to serve the field of public education through support of individual faculty, public school leaders, educational systems, and state and national organizations engaged in efforts to develop policy, implement improved practice, and set new directions at local, state, and national levels. This obligation is addressed through commitment to general research, evaluation, policy analysis and development, collaboration to provide relevant public school experiences and programs, and other forms of technical and professional assistance. The faculty of the Watson College of Education strives to demonstrate: excellence in teaching; engagement in the generation and dissemination of knowledge; infusion of technology as an instructional tool; development of new roles and relationships in the institution of education; and inquiry, continuous learning, creativity, and the valuing of diversity. As part of the commitment to excellence, the Watson College of Education engages in continuous assessment of individual, program, and institutional outcomes.

The Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory is designed as a critical component of the undergraduate elementary, special education, middle grades, secondary and graduate MAT teacher preparation programs within the Watson College of Education. Pre-service teacher candidates practice the methods they are learning in their courses by teaching a child in a one-on-one setting. Future teachers are individually coached as they employ newly learned pedagogy in reading, writing and mathematics. Our intensive approach to preparing future teachers results in educators who are attuned to their learners and are reflective in their practice.

College/School Information

The Watson College of Education (WCE) (www.uncw.edu/ed) is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant InstructionsPosition TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date07/16/2019Priority Consideration Date08/16/2019Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents toApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
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    1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington?
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    2. * Do you hold a Masters degree in field relevant to Literacy, Math, and/or Teacher Education?
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      • No




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    Posted: 9/19/2019
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