Lecturer - Teaching and Learning

The College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will establish and maintain a pool of Lecturers in the Department of Teaching and Learning from which future appointments of temporary, non-tenure track positions will be made. Appointments are part-time (less than 50% time) and will be made semester-by-semester. 

Qualified applicants will be placed in the department pool and will be considered for part-time departmental needs to teach courses for programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Classes primarily meet in-person, on-campus, but courses could also be offered hybrid or online. 

Undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning include the Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Leadership. Licensure/certificate programs at the undergraduate level are offered in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education.

Graduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning include the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Master of Arts in Special Education, and Master of Science in Science Teaching.  Licensure/certificate programs at the graduate level are offered in Alternative Licensure, Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education, Gifted and Talented PK-12, Inclusive Behavior Intervention, Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Teaching Mathematics, Instructional Technology (certificate only), and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) /TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate (certificate only).

The University 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. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Who We Are: 

UCCS is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. 

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to live in the U.S. Candidates are invited to view the College of Education website at: https://coe.uccs.edu

The College of Education professional education programs are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE). The College of Education offers programs in professional education and teacher licensure in Inclusive Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education; Counseling; Educational Administration; and Student Affairs in Higher Education. Undergraduate, Master and PhD degrees are awarded by the College.

Job Duties:

  • Teach no more than 9 credit hours per semester. Topics areas to be taught may include: Schools, Society, and Diversity; Children’s Literature; Educational Psychology; Inclusive Education Foundations; Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics Methods and Content Courses; Child Development; Family Diversity; Early Childhood Center Administration; Child-Centered Inclusive Instruction; Assessment; Universal Design for Learning; Classroom Management; Health and PE for Elem Teachers; Arts Integration for Elem Teachers; Collaboration and Co-Teaching; Gifted and Talented Education; Special Education; Multisensory Education; Language Acquisition; English Second Language for Educators; Field Experience and Practicum
  • Follow posted syllabus and Canvas content
  • Effectively use Canvas, an online learning management system
  • Create highly engaging learning experiences related to course outcomes
  • Gather and assess evidence of student learning in accordance with course expectations
  • Use effective distance and online learning methods
  • Respond to student learning needs in a timely mannerImplement culturally responsive practices
A lecturer’s duties include: meeting assigned classes or delivering on-line content consistent with university, college/school, and department policies; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if appropriate, with department course coordination policies; being available, either face to face or electronically, to students in assigned classes to provide additional academic support as needed and appropriate for the teaching assignment; and complying with university-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies.

Job Competencies: 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of best practices in both inclusive education and adult learning methods
  • Ability to orchestrate engaging distance learning experiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality regarding critical and sensitive information, records, and reports
  • Ability to work in partnership with colleagues and faculty
  • Multicultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all forms
What We Offer:

Salary Range: Up to $3,000 per 3-credit course

Courses with low enrollment (less than 12 students) are paid based on a pro-rated salary range.

Temporary Lecturer appointments are not eligible for group health and life insurance benefits or vacation leave accrual. This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

UCCS is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed area representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Master's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education or closely related field At least three years of professional experience in the specific course content areaAt least three years of experience working directly with children in the classroom settings
Preferred Qualifications:

    A terminal degree (e.g., PhD, JD)Current engagement in professional development activities in the specific course content area
Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to moveEmployee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, and fine motor skillsThe employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Apr 30, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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