Department/Division of: CalState TEACH
Position: Part-time faculty
Starting Date: January 2012
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in education or related field; teaching experience in public schools with appropriate certification; residence in assigned sub-region; ability to travel within sub-region to intern and student teachers' work settings and willingness to be available and accessible to candidates; appreciation of how adults learn; demonstrated ability to teach, advise, supervise, evaluate, and mentor intern and student teachers from diverse educational, cultural, and work backgrounds; commitment to independent student-centered learning; organized and systematic approach to work; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team as well as to make independent judgments; good written and oral communications skills; commitment to personal and professional lifelong learning; willingness to be available and accessible to candidates; and ability to travel to intern and student teachers' work settings; access at home to Internet services with a download rate of at least 1.5 megabytes per second sufficient to complete all faculty tasks for CalStateTEACH. Experience supervising elementary school teachers as well as teaching in classrooms with students who are English learners, and experience with on-line delivery systems is highly valued.
Desired/Preferred Qualifications: Faculty must live in the geographic area that they serve. (East Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, South Bay, and Santa Barbara County)
Duties: Each faculty member is assigned to support a group of multiple subject intern and student teachers throughout the course of their credential program. The faculty member works with the intern and student teachers through a CalStateTEACH Regional Center, reporting to the Regional Director. The specific duties and responsibilities fall in the following three areas:
Teaching/Advising: Interview candidates for program admission; advise candidates; develop and support the cohort as a learning community; guide intern and student teachers' online learning through implementation of the CalStateTEACH curriculum; support candidates as they learn, practice and reflect on each Teaching Performance Expectation (TPE) and provide helpful feedback regarding their progress toward meeting the TPEs; provide formative and summative assessment of classroom performance and required written work, including well-designed formative assessments that resemble the pedagogical assessment tasks in the embedded Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA); score CalTPA assessments assigned to the respective regional center; support candidates who need CSET preparation; participate in the planning and delivery of regional seminars; facilitate cohort meetings during Saturday seminars; make field placements to meet credential requirements and program regulations; supervise on-site classroom instruction; serve as liaison to school-site personnel; and participate in and assure the selection and support of site-based mentor teachers.
Program and Faculty Development: Attend regular regional faculty meetings; attend periodic CalStateTEACH statewide faculty conferences; serve on regional and statewide committee(s); contribute to development and revision of curriculum and assurance of program quality; develop and maintain skills in scoring the TPAs sufficient to calibrate at an acceptable level for scoring the task assigned to the respective regional center; become knowledgeable of the CalStateTEACH curriculum, delivery format, policies and procedures as well as web-supported instruction; stay abreast of developing technologies employed in the CalStateTEACH program and develop the skills to use them; and become qualified to administer required program interview.
Other Related Activities: Contact potential candidates; participate in recruitment/outreach activities, including job fairs and professional conferences; and collaborate with local school districts in determining appropriate fieldwork and student teaching placements; participation at local meetings, county offices and professional educational consortiums.
The University: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full- and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.
Salary Range: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Documentation: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form found at: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/hrm_forms.php. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Deadline: December 7, 2012. Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:
Ernest Black, EdD, Interim Regional Director
CalStateTEACH Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
King Hall, D-3072
Los Angeles, CA 90032
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER
Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.