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Assistant Professor, Clinical Practice (Illinois)

Company: Relay Graduate School of Education
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Clinical Practice (Illinois)
Type: Full-time
Start Date: July 1, 2022
Location: Illinois
Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay) is welcoming applications for faculty and staff positions on the teacher preparation team. Relay's mission is to ensure that all students are taught by outstanding educators. Our vision is to build a more just world where every student has access to outstanding educators and a clear path to a fulfilling life. Individuals dedicated and well versed in culturally responsive pedagogy, social justice in education, and exceptional teaching practices will have an opportunity to thrive while ensuring licensure and graduate students at Relay fulfill their aspirations of becoming teachers. - -
The Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice - is a foundational and innovative role at Relay, reporting to the Clinical Practice Director or Clinical Practice Department Chair . As our Relay programs evolve, the scope of work for this role will continue to evolve and grow as student enrollment grows. The Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice - will provide innovative instructional practice and educator support. The Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice must be adaptable and flexible to the evolving responsibilities within this - foundational role.
The essential responsibilities of this position, while not limited to the following, will include: -

  • Teaching Responsibilities: You will - internalize foundational education courses, designed by our curriculum design faculty and taught throughout the academic year. In addition, to foundational education courses you will teach multiple online clinical practice courses which are responsive to observation data from the field. You can expect to teach approximately 25 students in each clinical practice section and conduct approximately 75 virtual observations per a term.
  • Student Experience: With the support of the Director of Clinical Practice and in collaboration with student advisors, certification officers, and the licensure exam preparation faculty you will support the cohort of students within the local community to achieve their clinical experience goals and successfully meet the state educator preparation pathway requirements of the state.
  • Programmatic & Design Responsibilities: You will provide input on the design and continuous improvement of the programs and courses offered within the department by providing ongoing feedback on the curriculum design.
  • Institutional Service: All Relay faculty are expected to serve the institution through committee, working group, and/or board membership. -

    First and foremost, the Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice -must share the Relay community's commitment to working together to improve student growth and achievement through phenomenal teacher preparation grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. This includes providing teacher preparation programs that set novice teachers up to succeed in the classroom from day one; leadership programs that train new and veteran school and district leaders to best serve their school communities; and teacher-facing professional education that provides ongoing learning to educators.Additionally, for this position we're looking for candidates that possess a combination of the following skills: -
    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Classroom teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or secondary level
    • Graduate degree (masters and/or doctorate) in a relevant educational field -
    • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills -
    • Evidence of developing collegial relationships and work with ethnically, racially, and linguistically diverse individuals and teams
    • Evidence observing, coaching, and developing new PK-12 teachers
    • Availability to teach and/or observe faculty two nights a week and potentially one Saturday a month -

      The following qualifications are highly preferred:

      • Evidence using online modalities to teach adult learners via collegiate courses and/or school based professional development -
      • Evidence of or potential for a deep understanding of educator preparation landscape - (ie. licensure preparation process and state based requirements) within the state. -
      • Evidence of or potential for are advancing justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppressive initiatives in service of teacher preparation. -
      • Evidence of or potential for, active involvement in national organizations in the field of education
      • Evidence of strong project management skills paired with the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources
      • Evidence of special education classroom teaching or coaching experience at the elementary, middle, or secondary level

        Relay prepares teachers and school leaders to teach students of all identities and backgrounds in order to push toward a time when this country no longer faces stark educational inequities. We recruit, develop, support, and retain a diverse staff, faculty, and graduate student body because we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and actively anti-racist institution. We know, and the data supports, that diversity, equity, and inclusion cultivate an environment in which people of all backgrounds can thrive and this is critical to achieving our mission of educational excellence and equity.
        To fulfill that commitment, Relay encourages applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply for roles that align with their own interests and career trajectory. If you meet a majority of the qualifications and see yourself in this role, we would love to see your application!
        Relay's compensation philosophy is to pay competitively for the education nonprofit market and ensure equity across the institution. Starting compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors including the new hire's qualifications and their region's cost of labor. -
        The starting salary range for this role is $65,000 to $75,000. The hired candidate can expect to be placed within this range based on their prior experience, as well as the cost of labor for the region they live in. New hires typically are not eligible for a salary at the high end of this range if they live in a region with a low or medium cost of labor. Lastly, Relay is striving towards internal pay equity throughout our organization. Because of this, we do not negotiate salary offers.
        Relay offers a comprehensive total rewards package. For full-time roles, this includes health insurance benefits, disability and life insurance, retirement plan, professional development, gym reimbursement, adoption assistance, paid time off (PTO), parental leave, etc. To learn more about Relay's benefits, please visit .
        Relay requires that all staff be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief). Relay abides by each state's requirements, and acknowledges those may change over time. If moved forward to the phone screen stage, you will have the chance to ask your recruiter more about this requirement.
        Relay Graduate School of Education provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

Keywords: Relay Graduate School of Education, Chicago , Assistant Professor, Clinical Practice (Illinois), Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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