Instructional Assistant Professor and Clinical Assistant Professor - Instructional Assistant Pr...

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

Job Details

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Work type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Instructional Assistant Professor and Clinical Assistant Professor-Creating a Pool-TCH

Division Name: Academic Affairs

Department: School of Teaching and Learning

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The School of Teaching and Learning seeks to build a pool of non-tenure-track instructor, clinical instructor, and/or student teaching supervisor applicants to be drawn from during the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications are accepted continuously and reviewed as vacancies become available. There may not be an actual vacancy at the time you apply. Positions are part-time and may only be for one semester at a time, depending on School needs. These positions are represented by the Illinois State University Education Association and may have associated dues or fees.

Course Instructors:
All applicants with Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary Bilingual/ESL, Middle Level and Secondary teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Needs within the School of Teaching and Learning vary by semester. Current needs include:

Early Childhood: literacy, science, social studies
Elementary: generalist, literacy, science, social studies
Elementary Bilingual/ESL: generalist
Secondary: generalist, literacy

Clinical Course Instructors:
Mentoring experience is preferred. Clinical Course Instructors are required to visit placement schools, observe and support both teacher candidates and cooperating teachers. Clinical course requirements for on-campus teaching vary by program (early childhood, elementary, middle level), and collaboration with other clinical block instructors is required.

Student Teaching Supervisors:
Mentoring experience is preferred. Supervisors are required to visit placement schools, observe student teachers, provide seminars related to current trends in education, and be available as a mentor to student teachers and cooperating teachers. Supervisors are assigned particular regions and may mentor student teachers from the following programs: early childhood, elementary, elementary bilingual/ESL, and middle level. We are currently seeking to build pools in the Chicago and surrounding areas and in Central Illinois. Supervisors may be asked to observe in locations up to an hour's drive from their home for the duration of a semester.

Additional Information

The School of Teaching and Learning is home to four undergraduate teacher preparation programs and three graduate programs. In addition, students from every undergraduate teacher preparation program take courses within our school.

We take great pride in providing personal attention to students as we prepare them to take their place as teacher leaders in the nation's schools, as is evident in our mission statement. All programs in the school are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Required Qualifications

1. Master's degree or higher required.
2. Three years teaching experience and/or related professional education experience.
3. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and teacher preparation.
4. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Desired Qualifications

1. College teaching experience.
2. Mentoring experience.
3. Proficiency in technology.

Work Hours


Proposed Starting Date


Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Applicant Documents

C.V., Cover Letter, Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please complete a faculty employment application and attach the required materials.
Application materials must include:
A. Resume/C.V.
B. Cover letter
C. Reference list (at least three professional references and contact information)

Applications will be reviewed as vacancies become available.

Contact Information for Applicants

For questions about instruction:
Amanda Dingler

For questions about student teaching supervision:
Arthur Kastendick

For HR questions:
Michelle Klunke

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 06/22/2023 11:40 AM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled

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