Instructor/Senior Instructor - Educational Foundations

  • University of Oregon
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • Jun 10, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description


Instructor/Senior Instructor - Educational Foundations

Job no: 529568
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Instruction

Department: Education Studies
Rank: Instructor/Senior Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month


Department Summary
The College of Education (COE) is home to 4 academic departments, 14 academic degree programs, 14 research and outreach units, and the HEDCO Clinic. All academic departments house both graduate and undergraduate programs addressing the full range of issues present in educational and social systems. as. Our tenure and career non-tenure track faculty in each department are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students in the COE who will be the next generation of educational and social science leaders. The COE has a long record of developing widely adopted, evidence-based assessments, interventions, that are used in both clinical settings and in school programs that serve millions of children in thousands of schools across the country and world. Our faculty, staff, and students have one thing in common: A spirit of discovery and dedication to creating positive change with the goal of a more equitable, educated, and healthy tomorrow.

The faculty in the Department of Education Studies (EDST) has a very diverse research portfolio that spans a wide array of interests and specializations, with award recognition for scholarship, teaching, and service. EDST programs are known for a strong focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. EDST licensure and degree programs prepare professionals to use the best of research-based practices to teach children and adult learners alike. For undergraduates, EDST offers BA/BS in Educational Foundations and Secondary Certificate program pathways for students ultimately interested in pursuing graduate studies and licensure (in programs such as UOTeach) towards achieving the goal of becoming an elementary or secondary teacher. UOTeach is the teacher licensure master's program in Curriculum and Teaching for initial licensure in both Elementary Multiple Subjects and Middle/High School Education. The PhD program in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education (CSSE) provides a comprehensive approach to educational research.
Position Summary
The Department of Education Studies seeks a prominent educator to provide instruction and academic support to undergraduates in the Department of Education Studies. Course content areas will include ethnic studies and education, Indigenous studies and education, social and cultural foundations of education, anti-oppressive pedagogy and other core Education Studies related courses.

This position is expected to provide leadership in modeling and advancing anti-racist, decolonizing, and/or abolitionist pedagogies and education. The person in this position joins the Educational Foundations team to support EDST undergraduate programming (curriculum, field experience, advising, and student services). Other duties include program, departmental, or college service.

The position reports to the EDST Undergraduate Program Director. This is a nine-month Career Faculty position in the Lecturer classification series. The position's responsibilities are guided by the COE Non-Tenure Track Professional Responsibilities Policy, United Academics' Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the COE's NTTF Policy for Promotion and Review.
Minimum Requirements
Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education, or related field.
Documented expertise in teaching and content knowledge in one or more of the following areas: ethnic studies and education, introduction to education, education psychology, curriculum theory, literacy, technology education, social and cultural foundations of education, and anti-oppressive pedagogy.
Teaching experience and professional expertise in the field of mentoring future and/or early career teachers.
At least three years of teaching or related experience working with K-12 students in schools, Tribal, or community organizations serving BIPOC students.

Senior Instructor, I must meet all the requirements of Instructor rank plus:
Evidence of high-quality teaching and professional expertise in the field as related to the position (e.g., teaching courses, presentations)
Participates in undergraduate education (e.g., program committees)
Documents service and/or leadership in the field, college, department, and/or program
Documents program coordination or comparable leadership responsibilities and contributions to the undergraduate education program
Scholarly contributions to the field as appropriate (e.g., develop and publish teaching or clinical materials, publish in the practice literature, grant applications)

Senior Instructor II, meets all the requirements of Instructor and Senior Instructor I ranks plus:
Active leadership responsibilities in a variety of areas including but not limited to, curriculum development, program development, and program evaluation of the undergraduate education.
Widening of the scope of impact and audience of scholarly activities as appropriate (e.g., having a state or national office, develop and publish teaching or clinical materials, publish in the practice literature, write grant applications)


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Professional Competencies
Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills that will enhance community relations and support graduate student training.
Ability to teach a broad array of education courses on topics such as ethnic studies and education, introduction to education, education psychology, curriculum theory, literacy, technology education, social and cultural foundations of education, and anti-oppressive pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications
Doctoral degree in program field or related field.
More than three years of experience in teaching or related experience working with K-12 students in schools, Tribal, or community organizations serving BIPOC students.
A record of collaboration with K-12 educators, higher education communities, local community stakeholders, and school districts and policymakers at local, state, and national levels.
A record of quality mentoring, teaching, and advising of pre-service or early career teachers and/or staff members from a broad range of diverse backgrounds.
Experience delivering online instruction.

Application Details

Review of Applications Begins
July 15th, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with an online application, including names and contact information for at least three professional references, applicants should submit the following:
1. A letter of interest that includes examples of:
- your experience modeling and advancing anti-racist, decolonizing, and/or abolitionist pedagogies and education
- teaching at the undergraduate level, supporting and/or supervising undergraduate field experience, work with Tribal nations, and/or community organizations serving BIPOC students
2. A CV
3. A course syllabus and a one-page summary statement about the course design (in lieu of a course syllabus you may attach a district-specific professional development plan.)


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