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Assistant Clinical Professor/Lecturer - Teaching and Learning

Northern Arizona University
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Job Title: Assistant Clinical Professor/Lecturer - Teaching and Learning
Location: COE: Teaching and Learning
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605434
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

This is a one-year Assistant Clinical Professor/Lecturer (non-tenure-track), academic-year position based in Phoenix, Arizona in the Department of Teaching and Learning. The appointment will begin with the Fall 2021 academic semester. The Department of Teaching and Learning is located within the College of Education. For more information about the Department of Teaching and Learning visit: and Learning/. The position is renewable, based on availability of funds, effective performance, and program needs. The appointment will begin in August 2021.

The successful candidate should be able to serve as anchor faculty to one or more of our statewide campuses in the Phoenix area, travel to various field sites to observe students and to assist in faculty development. A documented commitment to curricular innovation and collaboration with university and practitioner colleagues is highly desired, as well as a demonstrated ability to teach effectively to a diverse student population and work with other diverse internal and external groups. Position is subject to the availability of funding.

The title of the position assigned will be based on candidate’s educational qualifications (see minimum qualifications).

The successful candidate will: Teach, provide supervision and support for specific cohorts of undergraduate elementary education programs. Responsibilities include teaching courses that are part of the BSED Elementary Education program, practicum supervision, student advising, providing orientation for cohort students; and closely mentoring students and part-time faculty in various cohorts. The faculty member will engage in program recruitment activities in close communication with Enrollment Management, which entails meeting and communicating effectively with prospective student. The practicum component of this position includes liaising with the Practicum Coordinator on the mountain campus and school districts on matters of student placement and assessment. As an anchor faculty, the appointee will work with part-time faculty members (including providing orientation) who supervise practicum to ensure that they understand the practicum handbook(s), our practicum expectations and obligations as well as ensuring that practicum supervisors are in close contact with their students. The candidate should be familiar with the NIET Aspiring Teacher rubric in order to mentor students throughout the program regarding expectations concerning knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the field of education. It is essential that the faculty member becomes conversant with resources that the university offers (such as Blackboard Learn shells and syllabus repositories) and assist part-time faculty in access and proper use of these resources. Training is available to faculty who are hired into this position. Other responsibilities include recruitment and mentoring of part-time faculty teaching courses to students in the cohort, ensuring that part-time faculty are in close contact with their students, and communicating of student issues as they occur. The appointee should maintain a strong personal program of service, hold regular office hours at the assigned community college office space, and generally be available to students who are part of their cohort. Other roles include contributing to accreditation efforts, attending and participating in departmental and college events, teaching other courses in the department as needs arise, and participate in the development of field-based elementary education programs throughout the region and state. Course delivery formats include face-to-face, hybrid, and web-based instruction.

Minimum Qualifications


  1. Master’s degree in Elementary Education or related field
  2. 3 Years teaching K-8

Assistant Clinical Professor:

  1. Earned doctoral degree by Aug 2021 in Curriculum and Instruction or closely related field.
  2. 3 Years teaching K-8

    Preferred Qualifications
    1. Earned doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction or closely related field.
    2. 3 -5 years teaching K-8th grade.
    3. Experience across the age groups K-8th grade
    4. Knowledge of best teaching practices/models for K-8th grade
    5. Online teaching experience
    6. Higher education experience related to preparing preservice teachers for K-8th grade.
    7. Experience teaching adult learners
    8. Experience working collaboratively with agencies, school districts, college faculty and adult learners.
    9. Demonstrated expertise through graduate course work, experience in elementary education, and leadership.
    10. Experience working with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
    11. Evidence of a commitment to diversity.
    12. Experience teaching in a diverse multi-cultural setting.

    General Information

    Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

    Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

    While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

    Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

    With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl. We acknowledge that NAU sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on the homelands sacred to the people of Native American tribes throughout the region. We honor the past present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and for who will forever call this place home. We are proud to note that our institution is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 25% of students as Hispanic/Latino, 3% American Indian, 3% African American, 2% Asian American, 55% White, and 5% as multiracial. We are committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to inclusive excellence.

    Background Information

    This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

    If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.

    Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

    Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

    If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


    Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

    Lecturer 48,000-51,000

    Assistant Clinical Professor $55,000- $60,000


    This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

    Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

    If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

    Submission Deadline

    This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2021.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605434, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

    Application must include:

    1. letter of application addressing ability to meet or exceed the minimum and preferred qualifications
    2. curriculum vitae
    3. copies of transcripts (officials will be required of the successful applicant)
    4. a statement of philosophy regarding commitment to promoting and enhancing professional practices for meeting the needs of young children with disabilities.
    5. sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from one or two college courses diversity statement; names and contact information for three references
    6. a statement that highlights your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,which includes examples from your past experiences and/or your future plans to further diversity, equity and inclusion.

    If you are unable to embed the PDFs in the single application document, please send those as a separate attachment to [email protected] with your last name, first name and the vacancy number listed in the subject line.

    Other materials may be requested of finalists selected for interviews.

    For further information, contact Department Chair Clement Lambert ([email protected]) or [email protected]

    If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

    If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

    FLSA Status

    This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

    NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


    Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

    Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

    Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

    If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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