The College of Education (COE) at Portland State University is seeking a 1.0 FTE 9-month, non-tenure-track Elementary Education faculty with a continuous appointment at the Assistant Professor of Practice level in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, starting September 16, 2021. Various assignments for non-tenure-track instructional faculty include instruction, supporting scholarly activities, and service to the University, community, and profession. Expectations for the position are summarized in the position description and will be the principal components upon which annual review will be based.
Primary responsibilities for this position include:
-Developing and teaching courses in the College of Education (COE), primarily for pre-service elementary teachers, -Leading cohorts of pre-service teachers as an advisor, -Collaborating with supervisors and schools to support student teaching field experiences (and potentially supervising teacher candidates in field placements), and -Engaging in service to the teacher preparation program, the Curriculum and Instruction Department, and the College of Education.
This position is not designed for a scholar who wishes to devote significant time to research and publishing.
Faculty hired in this category must hold an advanced degree in their field of specialization from an accredited program in their discipline and/or have comparable experience. Advanced degree in this case means a post-licensure MA/MS degree (a degree earned separately from one earned as part of initial teacher licensure) or EdD/PhD.
Portland State University serves the most racially diverse student population of any institution of higher education in Oregon and aims to center anti-racism, intersectionality, equity, and inclusion. The College of Education (COE) has adopted specific goals to combat inequity, which are outlined in the Educator Equity in Teacher Education Institutional Plan. The individual in this Assistant Professor of Practice position will have an important role in preparing critical educators with the capacity to implement anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices that drive social change for equity and inclusion.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) educators and/or multiply-minoritized people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Minimum qualifications include significant teaching experience in diverse public elementary classrooms in the United States (5+ years).
-Post-licensure MA/MS degree in education or a closely related field (a degree earned separately from one earned as part of initial teacher licensure) or EdD/PhD.
-Significant teaching experience in diverse public elementary classrooms in the United States (5+ years)
-Successful completion of a background check
-Bi/multilingual -Demonstrated leadership in the areas of anti-racist/anti-oppressive activism -Understanding of intersecting forms of oppression as experienced by multiply-minoritized students -Evidence of school leadership -Demonstrated experience teaching one or more of the following: elementary literacy methods, elementary mathematics methods, elementary science methods, elementary social studies methods, building responsive elementary classrooms (management), instructional design and assessment, professional collaboration, educating for equity and social justice, ESOL courses, advanced literacy courses -Demonstrated experience advising, supervising, or leading cohorts of teacher candidates -Doctoral degree (EdD/PhD) -Grant writing experience
Internal Number: 33901
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state