Language Arts Teacher Leader #170479

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Instructional Coach

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Language Arts Teacher Leader #170479


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Position Summary:

This position is on-site at the Catamount School which is located on the campus of Smoky Mountain High School.

The successful candidate will teach language arts to sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students and serve as instructor for language arts content methods courses and possibly other curriculum and middle grades education courses in the School of Teaching and Learning at WCU. S/he will also supervise interns in middle grades education. Expertise and experience in language arts teaching is expected. Applicants are encouraged to visit the WCU website ( and read the university vision and details about The Catamount School (
This position is posted and will be filled pending approval from the Human Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) and the confirmation of the funding source.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate should possess a Master’s degree in education from an accredited institution, North Carolina licensure in middle grades language arts, and have a minimum of three years of public school instructional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in elementary or middle grades education, reading or literacy, and/or National Board Certification. The candidate will be expected to teach and supervise interns, share program responsibilities, and provide service to the college. Consistent participation in all aspects of The Catamount School is expected. Applicants should provide evidence of experiences or the potential to: work collaboratively and across disciplines in a co-teaching model, contribute to the university’s multicultural and diversity goals, and successfully collaborate with in-service teachers in a public school setting. Interest and experience in teaching in technology-rich and flexible environments is a plus.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be made online.

Please attach the following to complete the application process:

1. A cover letter describing how the applicant’s professional qualifications relate to the position and how the applicant can contribute to the mission, core values and goals of the Catamount School.
2. A current and complete curriculum vita.
3. Unofficial copies of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degree programs completed.
4. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five (5) references.

OPTIONAL Attachment: 5. Other supporting materials relevant to the candidate’s scholarship and teaching.

Inquiries can be directed to: Holly Pinter at email: [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in this position. Application materials sent by postal mail or e-mail cannot be accepted.


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: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 7/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time