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Limited Term Adjunct Instructor

Employer
University of Arizona
Location
Tucson, AZ

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Job Details

Posting Number:

req6055

Department:

Teachg Learning Sociocult Stds

Department Website Link:

https://www.coe.arizona.edu/tls

Medical Sub-Speciality:

Location:

Main Campus

Address:

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies (TLS) invites applicants for a part-time, non-benefits eligible Limited Term Adjunct Instructor position for the Fall 2021 semester. The M.Ed. Secondary Education, Alternative Path Certification program seeks a candidate with experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, instructional coach, or other relevant work experience at the middle school and/or high school level.

The Secondary Education University Mentor is responsible for clinical supervision of up to ten teacher candidates. The University Mentor observes teacher candidates in their assigned school classrooms and collaborates with their classroom mentor teachers/site mentors. The University Mentor provides coaching and assesses the teacher candidate’s ability to meet required standards. The University Mentor will work under the guidance of the Alternative Path program director and faculty. The University Mentor will attend periodic trainings and collaborative meetings with Alternative Path faculty and staff. The University Mentor will be available to meet with teacher candidates in their school placements according to the teacher candidates’ daily and weekly schedules or via virtual conferencing.

This position begins August 2021.

The College of Education supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The appointee is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department, college, and university. The College of Education values its inclusive climate as we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Instruct undergraduate/graduate students in field of expertise
  • Plan lectures and assignments
  • Grade assigned papers and exams
  • Assess grades for students based upon performance in class, assignments and exams
  • Maintain office hours
  • Attend instructional meetings, training and orientation
  • Prepare and deliver course lectures/workshops in person, online, or via hybrid session using D2L and/or other UA tools/facilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 current years of teaching experience within a public K-12 setting
  • Experience working in a higher education institution
  • Current Arizona Teaching Certification in (expertise) Education
  • Current state IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, instructional coach or other relevant P-12 work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Learning Management System experience (D2L, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Experience/interest in distance, hybrid and online learning
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card (required by first classroom observation)
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy
  • Experience coaching, mentoring, and/or evaluating teacher candidates or beginning teachers
  • Experience teaching English language learners
  • Experience with the principles of Equity Literacy
  • Current relevant certification
  • Work experience applyng knowledge of InTASC (InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards) and Arizona teaching standards

Rank :

Instructor

Tenure Information:

FLSA:

Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

8

Job FTE:

0.20

Work Calendar:

Academic

Job Category:

Faculty

Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:

DOE

Compensation Type:

Contingent on Student Enrollment

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies:

1

Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Curtis Acosta, Program Director, Language and Cultural Studies

[email protected]

Open Date:

7/9/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants must submit the following three documents.

1.Cover Letter
2.Current Curriculum Vitae
3.Name and contact information of THREE References (phone and email)

Please upload your documents as one file under the “CV” slot within your application.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Company

As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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