Supervision Field Specialist-West Central Illinois

  • Western Illinois University
  • Macomb, IL 61455, USA
  • Sep 17, 2021
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Job Description


Supervision Field Specialist-West Central Illinois

Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Department: Human Resources
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Sep 7, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission , serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: January 1, 2022


Co-teach two field work classes on the Macomb campus
  • Individual will use required syllabus and curriculum;
  • Individual will identify teachers within Illinois to serve as cooperating teachers for candidates in these classes and obtain permission from the building administrator/principal

Serve as a clinical (student teaching) field supervisor for West Central Illinois
  • Individual will observe/supervise/evaluate student teachers during the 16-week experience (beginning and ending experience dates vary)
  • Individual will secure student teaching placement sites in identified public school districts within West Central Illinois
  • Individual will collect contracts and other paperwork from the cooperating teachers and building administrators
  • Individual will build/maintain collaborative partnerships with PK-12 schools

Coordinate other field work experiences as needed

Field supervisor will be required to maintain an office full time on the Macomb campus. Travel around West Central Illinois will be required. Additionally, the person must be available beyond the work day to assist with student teacher/cooperating teacher issues related to the student teaching experience.

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


  • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in educational leadership or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of 4 years of teaching experience in public schools is required.
  • An approved Illinois State Police background/FBI fingerprint check will be required. Knowledge and/or experience with word processing and spreadsheet software as well as strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Illinois public school teaching experience is preferred
  • Four years administrative experience in public schools (Type 75 ISBE Supervision Certification or principal endorsement) is preferred

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

Additional Information:

THE OFFICE OF TEACHER EDUCATION: The successful candidate will join the Office of Teacher Education at Western Illinois University. The WIU Office of Teacher Education, housed in Horrabin Hall, serves students in the 28 undergraduate and graduate educator licensure programs offered at the University. The office houses the undergraduate teacher education advisor and the clinical/student teaching staff, as well as the educator licensure staff, see

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. The University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on 09/17/2021.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Lisa Litchfield at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at

To apply, visit

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