Instructor of Curriculum and Instruction - #001503

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Instructor of Curriculum and Instruction - #001503


School of Teaching and Learning

Position Summary:

The School of Teaching and Learning is seeking a full-time fixed-term instructor position to join the faculty of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI). This is a 9 months per year position with an anticipated begin work date of August 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected.

The EDCI program serves graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Education and Allied Professions. Faculty in this program specialize in providing courses that are foundational to classrooms and schools. Additionally, EDCI faculty support all secondary education programs (English, Math, Science, and Social Sciences) and K-12 special areas (Health and Physical Education, Art, and Music). To assure support for students in their internship semester, faculty in the EDCI program should be familiar with edTPA.

In a program that highly values collaboration and diversity, the successful candidate will be expected to teach education courses for students in the Educational Curriculum and Instruction Program. Preference will be given to candidates who can work collaboratively across disciplines; support underrepresented, multilingual, and culturally diverse students; and implement culturally responsive practices.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:

The position will require teaching in the EDCI program as well as a willingness to teach in other related programs in the College of Education and Allied Professions. The successful candidate will teach face-to-face and online courses in curriculum and instruction and other courses as assigned, lead seminars related to internships, and supervise interns in K-12 education settings. Consistent participation in on-campus responsibilities is expected. Candidate must meet annual performance requirements in the School of Teaching and Learning in teaching and service.

Applicants should provide evidence of qualifications and experiences. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to work collaboratively and across disciplines, contribute to the department’s multicultural and diversity goals, and show successful collaboration with in-service teachers in public school settings

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate should document:
1.Master’s degree or above in Curriculum and Instruction or a related field in K-12 education from an accredited institution by the appointment date.
2.A minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience at the secondary or K-12 level
3.Eligible to obtain a NC teaching license

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to the candidate with:
•An earned doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction or related field
•experience in online instruction and development of online courses
•experience with teacher preparation
•collaborative work across disciplines; support of underrepresented multilingual, culturally diverse students; and implementation of culturally responsive practices
•experience and expertise in the Educational Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
•Evidence of ability to and/or experience with teaching courses at the university level
•Evidence of ability to supervise and mentor teacher candidates
•Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, effective collaboration, and collegiality

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review. Application materials must be submitted online, and must include:
1) a letter of intent;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) statement of teaching philosophy;
4) list of at least three professional references (including contact information);
5) unofficial transcripts from terminal degree.

Review of application materials will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Pam Buskey ([email protected])


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time