The School of Education at Maryville University hires part-time faculty on an ongoing basis to supervise teacher candidates in field placements as part of our Teacher Preparation Program. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be contacted as openings become available. There is no need to contact us; this is an ongoing pool. The University Supervisors are primarily specialists in Elementary, Early Childhood education, and individual content areas. The University Supervisor serves as a liaison between the cooperating teacher, teacher candidate, and the School of Education.
University Supervisors have the privilege of working with diverse groups of individuals. We seek colleagues who embrace this opportunity with respect and skill.
The School of Education is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Attend all professional development and training sessions for University Supervisors as indicated by the School of Education
Attend all required School of Education meetings as indicated by the School of Education
Provide constructive support and suggestions to assist each teacher candidate's professional growth
Observe, coach, and evaluate teacher candidates' performance in student teaching/practicums
Conduct multiple or 5 site visits over the 15-week placement for observations, coaching, and evaluation; three - six site visits for student teachers
Complete all School of Education required documentation by indicated deadlines
Question activities and teaching strategies that assist the teacher candidate in reflecting on their teaching lesson and broadening their own self-evaluation
Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices in the classroom;
Participate in problem-solving and remain flexible in seeking solutions
Promote instructional strategies approved by the School of Education that can reach a wide variety of learners, as well as expect higher-level thinking skills
Respect the cultural implications and expectations of the partnering schools that the teacher candidates are placed
Value other's professional opinions and time, yet willing to give the time necessary for feedback and discussion
Promote and sustain positive working relationships among the cooperating teachers; building administrators; and the teacher candidates
Master's degree in Education from a regionally accredited institution
Current Missouri Teaching Certification
Must be willing to complete an FBI Fingerprinting Background Check and Missouri Department of Health, Senior Services Family Care Safety Background Screening, and a Tuberculosis test at your own expense
Must have a minimum of three years teaching experience in an urban or suburban public school settings in relevant certification areas pertaining to Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle (Science, Social Studies, Math, or Language Arts) or High school (Biology, Chemistry, English, Social Science, or Math)
Must have a clean driving record with a valid Missouri driver's license
Must own a car with current auto insurance; insurance must be kept current
Knowledge of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Teacher Standards
Must be flexible with scheduling visits
Must be willing to drive to all partnering schools assigned
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Excellent critical thinking skills
Superior technical capabilities
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.