The College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado
Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a non-tenure track Clinical
Assistant Professor/Director of Teacher Education position. We are
seeking applicants who have a strong interest in inclusive,
innovative and collaborative approaches to teacher education, both
traditional and alternative licensure, especially school/university
partnerships that leverage technology to enhance access, with
significant experience in directing college or university teacher
This is a 12-month academic year position.
**Who We Are:**
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four
campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over
10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
Colorado Springs , (pop. 500K ) is situated at the base of Pikes
Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was
recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best
Places to Live in the U.S.
+ Coordination of all field experience placements for educator
preparation across UCCS, including programs within the College of
Education requiring clinical experiences
+ Work with faculty in building a cohesive consolidated quality
assurance system for all educator preparation pathways at UCCS
+ Maintain a database for tracking placements, including
fieldwork sites, site supervisors and clinical/cooperative
teachers; ensuring diverse experiences and ensuring that candidates
meet number of required hours
+ Maintain regular contact with supervisors of field experience
and trouble-shooting administrative or placement issues with
students and faculty
+ Visit schools and agencies to negotiate new field or
service-learning sites, coordinate volunteer and pre-field
placement opportunities, and sustain and develop new partnerships
for professional development outreach for K-12 schools
+ Recommend site supervisors for hire. Collaborate with program
coordinators to facilitate site supervisor meetings
+ Provide orientation, evaluation, and professional development
for new and returning site supervisors
+ Oversee the administration of formal teacher performance
assessments, observational tools, and student surveys, collecting
data and analyzing results in conjunction with faculty, the College
of Education assessment and academic quality improvement standing
committee, the assessment and accreditation coordinator, the dean's
office, and the Office of Institutional Research.
+ In collaboration with program coordinators and the assessment
and accreditation coordinator, track program completers, provide
analysis of findings to department chairs, dean, campus, and
+ Work with program coordinators, the standing committee on
assessment and academic quality improvement, the dean's office, and
the assessment and accreditation coordinator to standardize
assessment instruments, timelines and processes across programs
+ Ensure programs assess candidate dispositions at multiple
points during program enrollment
+ Serve as the primary liaison between the College of Education
and the Colorado Departments of Education and Higher Education.
Serve as the primary point of contact between COE and district and
community partners in determining placements, formalizing
placements contracts, assuring legal approval of documents, and
addressing internship concerns
+ Work closely with the assessment and accreditation coordinator
in collecting and analyzing data and disseminating findings to
appropriate stakeholder groups
+ Work with program coordinators to ensure currency and accuracy
in program handbooks on an annual basis, assist with revisions
+ Ensure site supervisors meet program specific qualifications
for their roles
+ Maintain a database of fieldwork sites, site supervisors and
clinical teachers, sustaining regular contact with supervisors of
field experience and trouble-shooting administrative or placement
issues with students and faculty, working with faculty on student
assessment, managing related paperwork and maintaining electronic
+ Visit schools and agencies to negotiate new field or service
learning sites, coordinating volunteer and pre-field placement
opportunities, and sustaining and developing new partnerships for
COE professional development outreach for K-12 schools. The
Director works closely with CDE, CDHE, and other universities in
ensuring adherence to licensure regulations and accreditation
+ Applicant must understand databases, assessment, and
curriculum design and alignment.
+ Competence in tracking several projects simultaneously is
+ Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and the
ability to build positive relationships with schools and the
community will be critical assets.
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
**What We Offer:**
**Salary Range:** Generally starts at $65,000 - $70,000/year
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set
based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to,
internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a
tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs,
including eligibility, is located at
http://www.cu.edu/employee-services . Total compensation goes
beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the
Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators |
University of Colorado .
**Tentative Search Timeline:**
+ Complete applications submitted **by 11:59 pm May 17,** will
receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open
until the position has been filled.
+ First round of interviews with the search committee expected
to be held during the week of **May 24, 2021** .
+ Second round of interviews with the search committee and other
stakeholders expected to be held during the week of **June 7,
+ This position will begin **July 2021** .
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to
providing a safe and productive learning, living and working
community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background
investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for
employment. Background investigations include a criminal history
record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor
vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation
or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals
with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each of the established essential functions and meet the
physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill,
ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the
employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions, physical and environmental demands.
Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical
impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g.
walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and
require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is
your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview
or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.
If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must
notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that
verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new
employees by the end of the third day of work.
+ Applicants must have a terminal degree in education from a
regionally accredited institution.
+ A minimum of 3 years working in the field of teacher
+ A minimum of 2 years teaching in a public P-12 classroom or
+ At least 1 year full-time, or equivalent, Director,
Coordinator, or Supervisor of teacher preparation field
+ At least 9 months of teaching and/or professional training
experience in a related discipline
+ National Board Certification
+ Experience in teaching in a variety of formats (e.g.,
face-to-face, hybrid, and online)
+ Experience, knowledge, and/or interest in rural education
+ Evidence of grounding in best practices and inclusiveness
related to teacher education
In addition to the requirements above, preferred candidates will
possess administrative experience, experience using technology to
enhance educational experiences for students pursuing teacher
preparation such as video coaching. Candidates must also possess
strong communication skills to broadly engage in a variety of
constituents both within and outside of the University and to serve
as an advocate for the College of Education.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to
stand and walk. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen
continuously for long periods of time. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
**Primary Location:** Colorado Springs
**Job Category** Faculty
**Department** C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus
**Posting Date** Apr 14, 2021
**Unposting Date** Ongoing
**Posting Contact Name** Lori Unruh
**Posting Contact Email** email@example.com
**Posting Number** 00782720
**Req ID:** 20855
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability,
creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political
philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.