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Assistant Teaching Professor in Education

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Job no: 513240
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Curriculum and Instruction
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: Feb 22 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The School of Education currently serves 400 graduate students and 150 undergraduates. The School has 15 tenured or tenure track faculty and seven clinical faculty. During the last five years, the School has launched exciting new initiatives to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding student body: a new BAEd degree with dual license in elementary and special education, a Carnegie-recognized doctoral degree program for school leaders, a School Leadership Institute (professional development for standing school administrators), one of top-ten online M.Ed. degrees, robust Ph.D. degrees, a U.S. Department of State grant-funded international education program, a UTeach program for undergraduate STEM education, and a Center for Program Evaluation. The School of Education also has a long-standing partnership with the National Park Service, through the Tsongas Industrial History Center at Lowell National Historical Park, which, each year, brings 40,000 children to Lowell for place-based, experiential learning.

The School of Education contributes to the recognized success of UMass Lowell, which is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university ranked in the top tier of US News' National Universities. UMass Lowell is strategically located 30 miles northwest of Boston, in the northeast Massachusetts high-tech region. The University is located in the historic industrial city of Lowell, Massachusetts, and serves the multicultural population of the Commonwealth. Lowell is home to the second largest Cambodian population in the country, in addition to people whose family heritage includes such countries/regions as Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Brazil, and the Caribbean.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.


In response to increasing program enrollments, this position is primarily designed to support the continued growth and improvement of the Bachelor of Education, Elementary and Moderate Disabilities program. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching six courses per year in the candidate’s area of expertise
  • Supporting program coordination and management, including
  • practicum / field placements
  • student support and advising
  • collaboration with local schools / school districts
  • Service to the School of Education, university, and community as described in the MSP (Massachusetts Society of Professors) contract for teaching/clinical faculty
  • Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or a closely related discipline
  • Substantial experience working in a K-12 setting
  • Ability to collaborate on program development and improvement
  • Knowledge of current research-based content, skills, and dispositions required to teach academic differentiation, including knowledge of assessment, curriculum design, and asset-based models of instruction
  • Knowledge of current trends and innovations in preservice teacher education, including clinical programming and teacher performance assessment
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory practices related to preservice teacher education
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in an elementary or middle school classroom
  • Experience in teaching and assessing students with disabilities in inclusive settings
  • Teaching and assessing students who are ELLs
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts elementary and middle school curriculum frameworks
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts teacher licensure
  • Experience in culturally relevant/anti-racist pedagogy
  • Experience in special education, content-area literacies, ESL/bilingual education, or STEM education
  • Undergraduate college teaching experience
  • Online and remote teaching experience and educational technology
  • Experience advising/supporting students
  • Experience with practicum supervision, mentoring, or observing teaching
  • Ability to communicate and interact positively with colleagues, students, and K-12 personnel
  • Ability to collaborate with community partners and local schools / school districts
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applications received by April 1, 2022, will be considered in the first review of candidates. However, later applications may be considered for the position. The position will close after an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

    Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter describing: the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; teaching experience and qualifications; a commitment to working with a diverse body of students pursuing careers in education; possible research experiences; and service / collaborative work undertaken
  • Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  • One course syllabus germane to the courses which might be taught at UMass Lowell.
  • An evaluation of your teaching skills (provide either a synopsis of participant evaluations of a course you have taught, extensive professional development you have facilitated, or an evaluation conducted by a supervisor).
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
  • Organization

    Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

    Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

    This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

    The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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