Faculty Position in Elementary Education

University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

United States

Open Rank Faculty Position in Elementary Education: SPED/Differentiation (Master of Arts in Teaching Program)

Rossier School of Education Faculty Los Angeles, California

Open Rank Faculty Position in Elementary Education: SPED/Differentiation
Master of Arts in Teaching Program

USC Rossier School of Education

Full-time, Non-Tenure Track, On-campus Appointment

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education invites applicants for an on-campus, open rank faculty position in Elementary Education with a focus Special Education and Differentiating instruction for a diverse range of learners in the Master of Arts and Teaching program: https://rossier.usc.edu/programs/masters/ Candidates with a background and commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups are especially desired. The position is part of a multiyear strategy to recruit faculty focused on equity in education.

The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural context of the communities in which they work and to interrogate the systems of power that shape policies and practices. Through innovative thinking and research, we strive to solve the most intractable educational problems.

The Rossier School offers a wide range of academic programs. We seek educators who can prepare students to start and advance careers as teachers, educational leaders, and scholars. For more information on individual programs and course offerings please visit our website: http://rossier.usc.edu/programs/.

The position is an instructional, non-tenure track, on-campus faculty appointments with a 12-month renewable contract. Non-tenure track, on-campus faculty in the Rossier School typically have a profile of 80% teaching (24 academic units) and a 20% service expectation including some combination of, but not limited to, curriculum development, course oversight, recruitment and admissions activities, and participation on school and university committees.

We seek applicants with professional experience in elementary education with a specialization in differentiation, including a diverse range of special education contexts and hold a multiple subject teaching credential.  Candidates will have graduate level teaching experience, with an emphasis on research and practice in elementary education, special education, differentiation, including supporting advanced learners and multilingual learners. Candidates with additional authorizations or certification including a bilingual authorization, certifications in differentiation, teaching advanced learners, and literacy are of interest. Candidates with practice-based, teaching, and/or research experience that concentrates on elementary education, improving opportunities for historically underrepresented groups and equitable educational outcomes are especially desired.

All candidates should have a terminal degree and a background in teacher education with classroom teaching experience. Candidates with a commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups are especially desired. Experience with course design and a variety of instructional methods (e.g., in-person, online, hybrid) is preferred.

Interested applicants should visit the Rossier Faculty Opportunities webpage for more information and to apply: http://rossier.usc.edu/faculty-and-research/open-faculty-positions/.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three names for references. The letter should include specific examples of applicant’s commitment to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for historically underserved groups. Review of applications will begin immediatelyand will continue until the positions are filled.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Minimum Education Requirements: all candidates must have a terminal degree


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