Clinical Assistant Professor - MAT
- University of Puget Sound
- School of Education
- Faculty Jobs
- Education, Teacher Education, Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Location: School of Education
Job ID: 6811
Faculty Posting Details
Appointment: School of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching Program; Clinical Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2023
Teach graduate-level courses in an MAT program to both elementary and secondary candidates and across endorsement areas. Provide supervision as needed. Teach undergraduate courses in an Education Studies minor. Teaching load is 6.0 units year round (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Participate in a small, highly committed faculty engaging in collaborative work on program and curriculum development. Advise prospective students and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Other duties include participation in departmental and university governance and continuation of professional development in the faculty member's area of expertise.
- Doctorate in education with expertise in social justice education.A minimum of five years of experience as a classroom teacher with an understanding of working with diverse populations. Specialization in STEM education and experience teaching multiple grade levels preferred.Experience providing supervision of school-based placements desiredCommitment to liberal arts education.
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins February 1, 2023.
Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of interest
• Teaching statement
• Research statement
• Diversity statement (see details below)
• Teaching evaluations
• One print or reprint of a recent publication
• Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.
Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.
Applicant's Diversity Statement:
As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant’s diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at https://pugetsound.edu/about-puget-sound-0/mission-core-values/institutional-equity-diversity prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicant's can express their qualification:
- Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;
- Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
- Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
- Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
- Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
- Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;
- Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Clinical Assistant Professor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: https://pugetsound.edu/human-resources/benefits
About the MAT Program
The Master of Arts in Teaching program at the University of Puget Sound is approved by the Washington state Professional Standards Board. The program has six full-time faculty members, three of whom also teach courses in the Education Studies minor. MAT candidates are placed in local public schools and supervision is provided by three full time faculty members. Cohort enrollment is typically 30 candidates per year in a range of endorsement areas including Elementary Education (K-8), Music, English Language Arts, History, Social Studies, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Science. The small faculty works closely together on ongoing curriculum and program development to train reflective, collaborative, and social justice oriented teachers. Courses are intentionally designed to link clinical placements with pedagogical theories and practices. More information about the program is located on the website at https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/master-arts-teaching
About the Education Studies Minor
Education Studies is an interdisciplinary minor where students explore classroom practice and policy with an emphasis on social justice. As a part of their coursework, students volunteer in local schools and community organizations. More information about the program is located on the website at https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/education-studies
About the School of Education
The School of Education offers three programs: a Master of Arts in Teaching program, Master
of Education in Counseling program, and a minor in Education Studies. Students experience sustained clinical experiences in local public schools, mental health agencies, and/or community centers. Students actively pursue culturally responsive practice and contribute collaboratively to the ongoing work of equity.
About Puget Sound:
The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.
Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy. More information on faculty resources can be found here: https://pugetsound.edu/resources-faculty
University Diversity Statement
- We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
- We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
- We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the university.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
Working at University of Puget Sound
The University of Puget Sound is an independent residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The University, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction.
The mission of the University is to develop in its students capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. A Puget Sound education, both academic and co-curricular, encourages a rich knowledge of self and others, an appreciation of commonality and difference, the full, open, and civil discussion of ideas, thoughtful moral discourse, and the integration of learning, preparing the University's graduates to meet the highest tests of democratic citizenship. Such an education seeks to liberate each person's fullest intellectual and human potential to assist in the unfolding of creative and useful lives.
The University of Puget Sound campus offers a unique blend of ingredients for immersing yourself in learning: the unparalleled scenery of the Pacific Northwest, traditional Tudor-Gothic architecture, leafy enclaves for quiet study, and common areas infused with an indisputable energy. The campus is just minutes away from downtown Tacoma, with its revitalized waterfront, thriving arts and culture scene, and an eclectic mix of retail shops and restaurants.
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