Lecturer in Secondary Literacy Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

United States

Lecturer, Secondary Literacy Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Baltimore Site

Requisition #: A-87308-3

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: School of Education

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21218

Closing Date: 08/06/2021 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time

To apply: apply.interfolio.com/87308

General Description

The Department of Innovative Teaching and Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education invites applicants for the full-time position of Lecturer (clinical faculty), with a focus on Secondary Literacy education, supporting our partnership with the Urban Teachers program. The School of Education (SOE) ranks #15 among the nation's finest graduate education programs according to the latest ranking from U.S. News and World Report, and Johns Hopkins is ranked #11 in the global ranking of all universities. As described by the School of Education's vision here, SOE is committed to addressing growing societal and educational inequity, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The position will be based in the Baltimore area. 

Through this partnership with Urban Teachers (UT), JHU SOE offers a two-year Master of Science in Education degree that is integrated into a four-year teacher preparation program that results in the degree as well as dual certification in a content area and special education. The mission of Urban Teachers is to improve educational and life outcomes of children in urban schools by preparing culturally competent, effective career teachers who accelerate student achievement and disrupt systems of racial and socioeconomic inequity.  Urban Teachers accomplishes this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state-of-the-art training, and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective teaching practices and skills.  Urban Teachers residents and teachers will provide the necessary proof points to make a national case for educator effectiveness and accountability.  Learn more about Urban Teachers at http://www.urbanteachers.org.

We seek qualified candidates with expertise in the following content areas:

  •  Secondary Literacy Education

We currently are hiring for full-time and part-time lecturers to deliver coursework and provide coaching and mentoring support to program participants. Position hours range from 20 to 40 hours per week.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Urban Teachers Lecturers have practice-based responsibilities throughout the school year during the day as well as in the evening. Lecturers will:

  1. Teach program courses.
  2. Provide coaching support, give feedback, and evaluate participants.
  3. Attend professional development.
  4. Collaborate with colleagues.
  5. Work closely with Lead Clinical faculty and Director of Clinical Faculty to provide an excellent program for candidates.

Lecturer Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead coursework by modeling best instructional practices, providing ongoing written and verbal feedback, supporting and grading assignments, and incorporating technology.
  • Conduct ongoing observation and feedback sessions at program participants' "host schools" (field experience sites).
  • Evaluate participant performance through coaching visits to classrooms.
  • Maintain appropriate data on all program participants.
  • Contribute to the Johns Hopkins School of Education and the Urban Teachers professional communities, including posting work, uploading videos of course instruction, attending program meetings and required program professional development, and teaming with others in support of participants.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on the quality of curriculum and programmatic support.
  • Participate in personal professional growth in collaboration with Johns Hopkins School of Education faculty and our Urban Teachers partners.

Qualifications

A graduate degree (M.A. or higher) related to literacy education; public 3rd-12th grade instructional experience in the content area; experience in urban public education as a teacher, staff developer, and/or administrator; extensive knowledge of the content and pedagogical content knowledge in the relevant discipline; skills in group facilitation and mentoring; experience with internship programs.

Application materials should include the following:

  • A curriculum vita that includes thorough information on prior employment related to education (especially any prior experience doing professional development, working with prospective teachers, or other work related to urban public PK-12 education) and educational background (i.e., degrees)
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what makes you a good fit for the position
  • Information on teacher certification status
  • Three references (with contact information)

The interview process includes:

  • Interviewing on the phone and in-person with a panel made up of JHU SOE faculty and program leadership as well as representatives of the UT site and content teams
  • Submitting a critique of a video of teaching
  • Developing a course session plan on a core concept or topic
  • Submitting a content assessment task

Application Instructions

Applicants must provide requested application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/87308. Please contact Christina Kubilius, Senior HR Coordinator, at Ckubili1@jhu.edu, with any questions regarding the application process and contact Amber Glaros, Director of Clinical Faculty at aglaros1@jh.edu with any questions regarding the position expectations.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer, as is our partner Urban Teachers, and is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.  Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke free workplace.

To apply for this position, visit: apply.interfolio.com/87308

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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