Adjunct Instructor – Master of Arts in Education – Reading/Literacy Specialization Hiring Pool

Employer
Maryville University
Location
St. Louis, MO

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts, Education, Teacher Education
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 492368
Work type:
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: School of Education, Adjunct

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

The School of Education at Maryville University hires part-time faculty on an ongoing basis to teach undergraduate education courses. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be contacted as openings become available. There is no need to contact us; this is an ongoing pool. The Adjunct Instructors are primarily reading specialists, literacy coaches, and literacy leaders with experience working with secondary students and/or secondary educators.

Adjunct Instructors have the privilege of working with diverse groups of individuals. We seek colleagues who embrace this opportunity with respect and skill.

The School of Education is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
1) Attend all required School of Education meetings and professional development as indicated by the Dean of School of Education;

2) Demonstrate effective and varied instructional practices that promote an Active Learning Ecosystem for all learners in the classroom;

3) Provide students with an approved syllabus that includes course outcomes, policies, assignments and evaluation criteria;

4) Evaluate student performance in meeting course outcomes through assignments, projects, and discussion;

5) Provide feedback in a timely manner regarding student progress on course outcomes;

6) Promote instructional strategies approved by the School of Education that can reach a wide variety of learners, as well as expect higher-level thinking skills;

7) Promote and sustain positive working relationships with our teacher candidates;

8) Respond to all emails, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner (within 24 hours preferred, with 48 hours required);

9) Be available for student consultation through scheduled appointments;

10) Communicate all concerns to the appropriate School of Education Program Director, keeping them updated and aware of and/or involved with solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Master’s degree in Education from a regionally accredited institution;
2) Must have a minimum of three years teaching and/or coaching experience in an urban or suburban public school setting in relevant certification areas pertaining to special reading, literacy coaching, and/or literacy leadership;
3) Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners and in adapting instruction for youth with diverse learning needs;
4) Knowledge of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Teacher Standards;
5) Exceptional oral and written communication skills;
6) Excellent critical thinking skills;
7) Superior technical capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must submit a cover letter explaining your experience as a reading specialist, literacy coach and/or literacy leader, and your experience working with secondary students and/or secondary educators in literacy.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: April 21, 2020
Applications close: Open until filled

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Motivated Students

Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with nearly 6,000 students. We offer over 75 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the past two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 18 men's and women's sports at the Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in west St. Louis County. 

Outstanding Faculty

Across the wide spectrum of academic programs offered at Maryville University, you'll discover enthusiastic professors with impressive academic credentials and professional experience in their fields. From their extensive knowledge base and active learning approach, you'll gain real-world perspective and the kind of confidence that comes with being well-prepared to begin your first professional job in your chosen career.

Campus Map

On the Maryville campus, academic, administrative and housing buildings span 130-acres of beautiful wooded and landscaped scenery. Maryville has constructed 10 new campus buildings since 1998. They include the Anheuser-Busch Academic Center, Art & Design Building, University Auditorium, Donius University Center, state-of-the-art health professions facility Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall and five student apartment buildings.

Inspired Teaching

Maryville is proud of its teaching and mentoring excellence. As we focus on giving you a solid liberal arts foundation, we are guided by a well-established statement of mission, vision and core values.

Special Events

For the past 11 years, Maryville has presented the St. Louis Speaker Series at Powell Symphony Hall, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winners, world leaders, statesmen, distinguished journalists, authors and other celebrated personalities who have enlightened, inspired and entertained our audiences.

Career Resources

Located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and right next door to St. Luke's Hospital and Maryville Centre corporate complex, you'll benefit from a wide variety of internship opportunities. In addition, our centers for advising and career planning will help you succeed every step of the way, both as a Maryville student and as a graduate. These include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Computing
  • Academic Success Center
  • Career Education 
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