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Adjunct Lecturer/Instructor - Foreign Language Teacher Education

School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Foreign Language Teacher Education (FLTE) program at the University of Illinois is seeking Adjunct Instructors (Master’s or ABD) / Adjunct Lecturer (Phd) to serve as Student Teaching Supervisors for spring 2021. The Student Teaching Supervisor will work with and support the development of FLTE Teacher Candidates as they undergo clinical practice during Spring Semester 2021, with a start date of January 1, 2021.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


The focus of the Supervisor’s work will revolve around observing instructional delivery in the classroom and provide feedback to the assigned Teacher Candidates on teaching performance, planning, assessment, and student engagement. In addition, the Supervisor is responsible for liaising with Cooperating Teachers to discuss Teacher Candidate growth and development and any areas of concern/deficiency; assessing Teacher Candidate performance at regular intervals throughout the semester using the Danielson Framework; and conducting periodic 3-way conferences with the Teacher Candidate and Cooperating Teacher(s) to discuss and determine the level of Candidate instructional performance, professional growth, and development as a classroom teacher.

All new Student Teaching Field Supervisors are required to undergo training in the use and application of the Danielson Framework and pass both parts of the summative test prior to the start of supervision.



  • Master’s/Med in Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related area in Education OR Master’s degree in in French, German, Spanish
  • Teaching experience: K-12 classroom teacher
  • Experience with holistic assessment and evaluation
  • Experience using rubrics to assess and evaluate student performance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and/or proficiency in French or Spanish
  • K-12World Language teaching experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with ACTFL World Readiness Standards
  • Supervisory experience such as experience as a department chair, principal, curriculum director, Student Teaching Field supervisor
  • Experience as a Cooperating Teacher, mentor, or coach
  • Experience with the Danielson Framework or Praxis III


These are part-time, Spring 2021 appointments, non-tenure track positions. Renewal of the position for future semesters is possible and contingent on availability of funding, sufficient enrollments, and positive performance reviews.

The proposed start date is January 1, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.


To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload your cover letter and resume by November 25, 2020. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the Foreign Language Teacher Education program at [email protected]

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adjunct Lecturer/Instructor - Foreign Language Teacher Education (139478) Open Date:11/11/2020 Organization Name:Foreign Language Teaching Education




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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 12/2/2020
Work Type: Full Time