FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Elementary, Middle Level and Secondary Education
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES
The College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont seeks applicants for five (5) full-time, nine-month, non-tenure Lecturer positions for teaching and field-based supervision in the Department of Education, beginning in Fall 2021. Diversity, equity, and inclusivity are central to our mission.
The successful candidates will have experience and expertise in one or more of the following cognate areas: literacy, personalized learning, middle school education, proficiency-based assessment, teacher education, race and racism, English Language Learners and/or inclusive teaching strategies.
Responsibilities include teaching or supervising 8 course equivalents per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising, service, and opportunities for research collaboration.
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.
The Department of Education is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The College’s mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, social work, and human services; engage in policy relevant scholarship of highest quality; and provide exemplary professional service within the state of Vermont, nationally, and globally. Our actions are designed to promote a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.
The Elementary, Middle Level and Secondary Education Programs are a part of the Department of Education. The Department is comprised of nationally renowned faculty and highest quality staff, and is widely recognized for the hands-on student experience, cutting-edge research, and student centered, collaborative learning in teacher education, school leadership, educational studies, reading and language arts, curriculum and instruction, English language learners, early childhood and special education. In addition, the department also offers a number of minors including American Sign Language and Deaf Cultures, Computer Science, and Education for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; as well as master’s degree programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Foundations of Education, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, and Interdisciplinary Studies. At the doctoral level, our program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers two tracks that lead to the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees.
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 people and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:
- Teaching and advising in undergraduate and/or graduate programs, including the equivalent of eight course sections per year, which may include in-person, online and/or field supervision.
- Supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students in practicum & internship settings;
- Collaborating with Department of Education faculty and staff in program development;
- Active involvement in department governance as well as service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.
- Earned master’s required, Doctorate (EdD/PhD) preferred in a relevant field.
- 3 years preK-12 public school teaching experience, or equivalent.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
- Strong collegial, communication, and collaboration skills.
- College teaching experience and/or evidence of supervision and professional development in the field are highly preferred.
- A Senior Lecturer appointment may be considered for applicants with an equivalent rank awarded at one’s current institution.
Review of applications will begin April 26, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.
For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Education, https://www.uvm.edu/cess/doe ; the College of Education and Social Services’ website, www.uvm.edu/cess; and the University of Vermont’s website , www.uvm.edu.
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.
Anticipated starting date is August 23, 2021. Please apply online at www.uvmjobs.com. Include 1) a cover letter with a brief description of your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae 3) In “Diversity Statement” a separate statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; 4) In “other document (1)” a single page teaching philosophy statement; and 5) the names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process. For more information about the position, please contact Aurora Hurd by email at Aurora.Hurd@uvm.edu or by phone at 802-656-3356.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.