Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Teacher Education Multiple Subject

  • University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA, USA
  • Apr 10, 2024
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description


Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Teacher Education Multiple Subject

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
Benerd College is seeking an innovative educator who is committed to student success. Our new colleague will be committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as foundational principles. For more on Benerd College, click here.

Reporting to the Program Lead of Teacher Education and collaborating with the Assistant Dean, the university faculty member serves a critical role within the teacher preparation model. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of teaching, research, service and the ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders. The candidate has ability, education, and experience to teach courses primarily focused on courses required for a California Teaching Credential. The position will be based at the Stockton Campus and the incoming candidate will take an active role in advising and supporting the future student teachers of Benerd College.

This is a potentially renewable, eleven-month appointment. This colleague will hold the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending on experience level. This is a non-tenure eligible position with eligibility for promotion to associate and/or full professor.

Duties of faculty:

  • Teach 3-4 undergraduate and graduate class sections each semester in multiple modalities, face-to-face, fully online, remote, and hybrid.
  • Supervise one cohort (n = 10-25) of teacher candidates.
  • Attend and participate in ongoing professional development meetings.
  • Attend College faculty and program meetings.
  • Contribute and share evaluation ratings of teacher candidates.
  • Attend and participate in edTPA and TPE ongoing professional development to help support teacher candidates.
  • Establish and maintain mutual respect, trust, communication and confidentiality with teacher candidates and school/district personnel.
  • Maintain a frequent, recurring presence in the school sites. Advising undergraduate, graduate, and credential students.
  • Engage in service to the institution, the College, and the community.
  • Be actively engaged in research.

Position will be reviewed annually as the workload may change.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a field related to special education, education, curriculum design, or related area (outstanding ABDs considered, if completing degree before the date of appointment).
  • Valid California Teaching or Administrator Credential(s).
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a caring and rigorous educational environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively engage with colleagues in program development and teaching.
  • Evidence of innovative teaching practices.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal development and growth in one’s own teaching and practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and working with students from multicultural communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in working in partnership with schools, community groups, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations, as appropriate to the position.
  • Demonstrated success as a practitioner doing cutting-edge curriculum or training design work.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasionalstanding, walking climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Special Instructions:
Please upload the following:

  • A letter of interest explaining how minimum qualifications are met
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of three Professional References

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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