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Job ID: 208025

POOL - Teacher Candidate Supervisor
University of Kansas

Date Posted Mar. 29, 2023
Title POOL - Teacher Candidate Supervisor
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Curriculum & Teaching
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Education - General

POOL – Teacher Candidate Supervisor
Curriculum & Teaching

Position Overview

The University of Kansas, Department of Curriculum & Teaching anticipates openings for the position of University Supervisor in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The University Supervisor is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education (SOE). The supervisor serves as the liaison between the SOE and the PK-12 school where teacher candidates are placed for their student teaching/internship. The primary function of the university supervisor is to provide guidance for the teacher candidate in their development of teaching competency and to give assistance to the clinical supervisor.

University supervisors should have academic backgrounds and experience in the field of education and have taught successfully at the levels they supervise. We are seeking university supervisors who have prior teaching experience in the areas of early childhood, elementary, middle/secondary social studies, middle/secondary English, and world languages. Supervisors must be available to observe and conference with teacher candidates during the school day.

Amount of work required can vary by position and will range in FTE.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Job Description

100% – Supervisors are responsible for the following (1.0 FTE):
Attending two University Supervisor Training sessions each semester
Attending online monthly meetings
Attending an initial meeting with the clinical supervisor and teacher candidate
Acting as the liaison between the school site and University
Completing up to four formative and summative evaluations online
Conducting pre- and post-conference meetings for every formal observation
Providing formative feedback and suggestions for improvement
Reviewing lesson plans prior to formal observations
Completing required formative and summative evaluations online
Communicating regularly with teacher candidates and their clinical supervisor
Promoting and sustain positive working relationships among the clinical supervisor, teacher candidate, and principal
Responding to emails, phone calls, questions and other inquiries in a timely manner
Communicating concerns with the Director of Student Teaching to keep them updated and involved with solutions
Documenting plan of action/interventions used to assist teacher candidates in improving skills
Grading teacher candidates’ work submitted online and providing feedback
Acting as a critical resource for teacher candidates as they face the challenges of teaching
Respecting the cultural implications and expectations of the school and community
Recommending a grade for each teacher candidate

Required Qualifications

The applicant must hold a master’s degree in Education or other field appropriate to subject area and a minimum of 5 years relevant PK-12 teaching or administrative experience.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, administrators, and university faculty as evidenced by application materials.
Experience observing and evaluating teaching performance.
Knowledge of working with multicultural populations and an awareness of issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Basic technology knowledge including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Canvas.
Position Requirements:
Applicants must be available during the regular K-12 school day for supervision.
Ability to travel to multiple school settings within a 50-mile radius of Lawrence, KS.

Preferred Qualifications

Current teaching license

Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Nicole Babalola

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application includes an online application, resume/CV, cover letter addressing position requirements, copy of a valid teaching license and a list of three (3) professional references.

Review of applications will be ongoing.

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