Lecturer and Field Experience Specialist
Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-04
Job TitleLecturer and Field Experience SpecialistAgencyTexas A&M University - San AntonioDepartmentEducator Preparation ProgramProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationSan Antonio, TexasJob TypeFacultyJob Description
The Lecturer and Field Experience Specialist is an experienced educator who supervises Field Supervisors, coordinates field placements with school districts, supervises university students participating in field experiences, and works with the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) team to ensure program compliance with TEA requirements.
The Lecturer and Field Experience Specialist is a 11-month faculty position that will run from August 1st through June 30th.
Key responsibilities include:
Serve as liaison between the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) and school districts.
Coordinate field placements for EPP students
Screen EPP, Field Residency and Clinical Teaching applicants for program admission
Develop a relationship with partnering districts/schools that supports and enhances TAMU-SAs mission and goals
Directly observe TAMU-SA students in the field
Provide on-going feedback to students regarding lesson plans, observations, etc.
Arrange and conduct appraisal and assessment meetings to encourage and facilitate the professional growth of the teaching candidate
Attend required professional development activities
Provide support, guidance, and oral/written feedback to enhance student development as a classroom teacher
Meet with candidates and cooperating teachers throughout the semester to ensure clinical teaching success
Provide Field Supervisor supervision and ensure that difficulties or differences which may arise and impact teachers-in-training are successfully remediated
Assist students in improving their professional decision-making abilities through critical self-reflection and self-analysis
Assist students in preparing for the TExES exams
Serve in a supervisory role to ensure that the program and field supervisors adhere to the Texas Administrative Code
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Master's degree in field relevant to the position
Valid Texas teaching certificate
Five years of experience working in a supervisory role
Skills and experience designing effective learning activities
Eight years of experience as a classroom teacher or administrator
Awareness and understanding of current teaching strategies
Ability to work with the public in a pleasant, cooperative, collaborative manner
Ability to travel to multiple school settings within a target area
Commitment to working with multicultural populations and an awareness of issues affecting women and minorities
Ability to navigate the University's website and enter data
Experience working with bilingual students/families
Experience working in a bilingual classroom
Finalists will be required to provide three current, original letters of recommendation and original transcripts to the Department Chair, Dr. Suzanne Mudge. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
Please make sure to provide the following documents:
Resume to include three (3) professional references
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In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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