Differentiating Instruction for English Language Learners: Part-Time LecturerLocation:
Philadelphia, PAOpen Date:
Jun 26, 2023Description:
The Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program at the University of Pennsylvania is recruiting a part-time lecturer to teach the course “Differentiating Instruction for English Language Learners.” This course provides teacher candidates with dispositions and strategies to differentiate instruction for English language learners from culturally diverse populations. It also provides a basis for candidates to collaborate with school staff who support ELL students. Candidates will develop a skill set of inclusive, instructional techniques aligned with the sheltered instruction observation protocol (SIOP), the WIDA assessment framework, and other pedagogies that support language learning in the content areas.The Urban Teaching Apprenticeship master's program is a practice-focused program that prepares new teachers to enact student-centered learning and to use innovative teaching tools in urban schools, premised on the belief that children are curious, creative, and competent. Coursework and intensive field experiences build on content expertise and support the development of pedagogical content knowledge. Teachers leave the program inspired to use the power of teaching to deepen student learning, transform schools, and increase educational equity. The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. Qualifications:
We seek applicants with demonstrated commitment to excellence in k-12 teaching in urban schools and to the pursuit of social justice, equity, and inclusion. A master’s degree or doctorate in education or a related field and prior experience working with English Language Learners in k-12 schools are required. Experience teaching in urban k-12 schools and in higher education are valued.Application Instructions:
In order to apply, please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, recent prior teaching evaluations (within the last 3 years), and a cover letter describing your educational and professional background, and how your teaching contributes to excellence in education and practice and to the pursuit of social justice, equity, and inclusion.This position is part-time and non-tenure-track and involves in-person teaching; pay is competitive. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and will close once current positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No letters of recommendation are required at this time.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).