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Adjunct Faculty: Teacher Prep Program Supervisor

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Adjunct Faculty: Teacher Prep Program Supervisor
Department Center for STEM Teaching (NTT/PT)
Position Status
Basic Function

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Teacher Preparation Program is seeking part-time adjunct faculty to act as Program/Project Supervisors for semester- long student practica in secondary math and/or science. This part-time faculty position is created to provide an available applicant pool for the program. Positions will be filled on an as needed basis. Start dates are dependent on the semester.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the academic department. Your application will remain in the pool until the positing closes. If you wish to be considered for positions beyond that date, then you must reapply.

Posting Date 07/13/2017
Closing Date 07/02/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Act as a WPI Project Advisor
1. Oversee and advise student teaching practica as either a student’s Independent Qualifying Project (IQP) or Independent Study.
(IQP: a project-based learning opportunity that allows students to solve a problem or need that lies at the intersection of science and society.)

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Act as a Program Supervisor
1. Supervise a student teacher using the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) system.
2. During the semester-long practicum, this includes:
a. on average 3-5 classroom observations and formal evaluations of student teacher
b. pre-observation phone calls/meetings
c. debrief observation meetings
d. evidence collection and analysis including lesson plans and student work reviews
e. formative and summative evaluations
f. individual plans and increased observations for struggling students
g. student teacher and supervising practitioner check-ins

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Act as a Coach
1. Support and advise supervising practitioners on best practices of mentoring and evaluating as needed.
(Supervising practitioners are the licensed educators sharing their classroom with the student teacher.)
2. Train supervising practitioners on areas that include:
a. Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP)
b. best practices in evidence collection
c. communicating feedback to student teachers

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Report to the director of the Teacher Preparation Program.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Work a minimum of 50 hours per student teacher per semester.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Can act as program supervisor for up to three student teachers per semester.

Position Requirements

Requirement

At least a BA in a STEM field with a master’s in content area and/or education (or related field); PhD preferred.

Requirement

At least 5 years of teaching experience with some experience in a mentoring role;
a. Program supervisors overseeing math practicums must have math teaching experience in grades 6-12.
b. Program supervisors overseeing science practicums must have science teaching experience in grades 6-12.

Requirement

Collaborative and reflective/responsive to feedback.

Requirement

Demonstrated best practices teaching MA Science, Technology and Science and/or Common Core math standards (or their equivalents) as well as best practices in pedagogy in STEM teaching in grades 5-12.

Requirement

Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

Requirement

Have or have had at least an Initial Massachusetts teaching license, preferably in grades 5-12 STEM.

Requirement

Work to ensure continuity throughout the Teacher Preparation Program and develop/implement practicum requirements collectively with the Teacher Prep team.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  4. List of References
Optional Documents