Visiting Faculty (College of Education)
Job no: 493588
Position type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Education
Summary: The College of Education at Grand Valley State University is seeking a Visiting Faculty member to work within the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Partnership grant in Battle Creek, MI. This partnership is a collaborative relationship between GVSU and the Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) devoted to building a culturally diverse educational environment in Battle Creek. The core responsibilities for the person in this position are to provide supervision, guidance, and professional development for BCPS staff and GVSU students, and teach dual enrollment courses for BCPS students. The work for this position will take place in Battle Creek Michigan, but the candidate must be able to travel to GVSU’s Grand Rapids campus as needed. This position is a one-year position, though, depending on grant funding, it may be extended for a second year.
Required Qualifications and Education:
- A Master’s Degree in Education or closely related field
- Five or more years of experience teaching in P-12 environments.
- Two or more years of experience serving as a mentor, coach, or member of a collaborative team in a P-12 setting.
- Teaching and/or supervision experience related to field-based education.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and collaborate effectively with students, colleagues, and community members.
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
- Terminal Degree or ABD in Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Cultural Studies, Urban Education, or a closely related field.
- At least two years of demonstrated experience successfully coaching and mentoring beginning and/or practicing teachers.
- Experience supervising preservice or early career teachers.
- Experience teaching college level coursework to high school students.
- Experience with community-engaged teaching and learning approaches.
- Expertise and teaching interests within one or more of the following or closely related areas: social foundations, curriculum and instruction, and teacher education.
- Specific training in Cognitive Coaching or similar coaching approach.
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
- Provide extensive supervision with assigned early career teachers (ECTs) and student teachers in BCPS regarding classroom management, explicit instruction, responsiveness to students, and other necessary skills and knowledge.
- Provide feedback, co-teach, and model suggested management and instructional practices for ECTs.
- Teach Induction and Student Teaching Seminars in Battle Creek.
- Teach dual enrollment courses in Battle Creek as needed.
- Teach Social Foundations courses, as needed.
- Maintain regular communication with Battle Creek Public School staff as needed.
- Report progress bi-weekly to Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator
- Other responsibilities as defined by the COE Principal Investigator.
- Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Department/Division: College of Education, Academic & Student Affairs
Campus: Pew Campus
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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