Join innovative faculty in the Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies at Oakland University. We seek to hire a Visiting Special Instructor with expertise in social foundations in education and teacher education. We seek individuals who can teach online courses in education foundations with pedagogical practices aligned with educational equity and social justice. Candidates who have interests and background in urban education are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome applicants with expertise in program leadership, school-university partnerships, practice-based teacher preparation, or teaching quality. We value candidates who can work collaboratively across departments and institutional boundaries and participate in sustained engagement with local schools and organizations in Southeast Michigan.
Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social foundations of education with an educational equity and social justice orientation (examples of courses include classroom management for diverse learners, introduction to elementary/secondary education, careers in teaching, and educational psychology) and support peers with online education.
Appointment begins August 2020 and it is for the 2020-2021 academic year. The salary for this position is $55,000 and is accompanied by a substantial benefits package.
Candidates are expected to have: 1) an earned doctorate (or ABD) in teacher education or a related field 2) five years minimum of successful teaching experience at the K-12 level; 3) recent professional experiences within K-12 schools and 4) a demonstrated record of online teaching.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Candidates should upload: a) a cover letter, b) CV, c) an unofficial transcript, d) a one-page teaching statement that outlines your pedagogical commitments/orientations in the classroom and how these manifest in the learning experiences you will design for OU students e) a sample syllabus for any course (hybrid or fully online) you have taught in a teacher preparation/development program or elsewhere, f) a one-page diversity statement that demonstrates your commitment to educational equity and social justice. Your statement should describe your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion at your workplace or community spaces (e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality). Contact information will be requested in the Professional References section of the application and a link provided through which references can submit letters.
Formal review of applications will begin August 1st, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Anica Bowe, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Internal Number: 19386
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.