The Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, continually accepts resumes for teaching positions that may open up during the academic year or summer session. Applications are reviewed as openings occur, and individual applicants are invited to interview when their skills or areas of expertise match a specific opening. These are temporary, non-tenured, Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) positions as Teaching Specialist or Lecturer, paid on a per course basis. Typically, these appointments are made semester by semester and employment is contingent on the course meeting its enrollment target. This posting is designed to establish a "pool" of instructors.
-Hired on a per course basis, part-time, maximum of 4 credits per semester. -Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year. Applications may not be acknowledged upon receipt, but will be reviewed when such openings occur throughout the academic year.
Teaching: 90% Attend class meetings and deliver course content. Evaluate student performance and submit grading. Respond to student inquiries and meet with students.
Course Preparation: 10% Complete orientation and training. Meet with appropriate faculty and gather information as needed. Develop course content and syllabus. Prepare course materials.
-A master's degree.
-Capacity to develop a strong record of excellence in teaching and academic program development at the postbac and graduate level, and service/outreach activities.
-At least two years of educational experience in a context related to teaching assignment.
Additional minimum requirements for instructors of methods courses:
-Individuals must have qualified (content and pedagogy) academic preparation and professional experience in the school setting for the current assignments.
-A minimum of one (1) academic year teaching, as the teacher of record, within the scope (grade level) and content areas.
-Ongoing experience in a P-12 setting (please note that Minnesota Board of Teaching (MNBOT) staff interpret ongoing experience to be at least once every three academic years).
-An earned doctorate in education.
-Evidence of a commitment to diversity.
-Demonstrated teaching ability.
-Demonstrated current knowledge of research and ability to communicate.
-Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the postbac and graduate level.
*Applicants with an M.A. will be hired as Teaching Specialist. Applicants with a Ph.D. will be hired as a Lecturer.
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