DEPARTMENT OF LITERACY STUDIES AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer) Addition to the Pool (2017-2020)
Refer to #104339 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.
Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students. As of spring 2013, the University had 497 faculty with 47% tenure-track. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended and International Education, Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors at the bachelor's level and 16 at the master's level. Sonoma State University occupies 274 acres in the beautiful wine country of Sonoma County, in Northern California. Located at the foot of the Sonoma hills, the campus is just an hour’s drive north of San Francisco and 40 minutes away from the Pacific Ocean.
The Department of Literacy Studies, and Elementary Education is meeting the needs of K through upper elementary students and credential candidates. The goal of SSU’s Multiple Subject Credential program is to prepare aspiring teachers to play a vital role in California public schools. The diversity of our school population in terms of culture, social class, gender, language, and race is a significant focus of our coursework and field experiences. Upon completing the program, you will have both breadth and depth of knowledge about teaching and learning, and you will be capable of making informed decisions in diverse setting.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to see the department’s Web page at: http://www.sonoma.edu/education/lsee/index.html
DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Lecturers may be expected to:
1. Teach Language and Literacy Methods courses (EDMS 463 and EDMS 464) focusing on theory and practice for elementary students in grades TK through 2 and/or grades 3-6. Instructor duties include:
-Planning and teaching face-to-face (F2F) Language and Literacy courses based on best practices and current theory and research in collaboration with tenure track faculty and following the intended, agreed upon syllabus for these required credential courses
-Facilitating student completion of online modules
-Maintaining an up-to-date course Moodle page, including readings and assignments
-Responding to and addressing student concerns
-Providing timely feedback related to F2F and online assignments
-Holding regularly scheduled office hours
-Assisting struggling students as needed
-Supporting students in the completion of the Teacher Performance Assessments (TPA) in Literacy
-Attending regular department and program meetings as needed
2. Supervise student teachers in grades TK-6 in service areas. Supervisors/Lecturers are responsible for a cohort of student teachers (4-6 student teachers) at each site. Supervisor duties include:
-Teaching weekly seminar at field sites for student teachers based on program demands
-Observe student teachers in their classroom placements following the handbook and program model of co-teaching and co-observing
-Facilitating debrief sessions after each observation with student teachers and others
-Responding to and troubleshooting of student and mentor teacher concerns
-Facilitation of regular on-site meetings for mentor teachers that support collaboration, co-teaching, TPA completion, and creation of a learning community
-Providing timely feedback to student teachers related to lesson planning, execution, and assessment
-Supporting struggling student teachers as needed
-Supporting student teachers in the completion of the Teacher Performance Assessments
-Problem solving at the placement site
-Placing student teachers with qualified and effective mentors and support this relationship as needed in collaboration with the onsite principal and program’s Director of Placements
-Conducting midterm and final evaluations of student teachers, typically held as a meeting between the mentor, student teacher, and supervisor, and completing required documentation associated with these evaluations
-Attending regular, on-going supervisor meetings at the SSU campus
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:
-Master’s degree in Elementary Education, Language & Literacy, Reading, Curriculum & Instruction, or related field
-Experience working with new teachers, teacher candidates/student teachers, or struggling teachers
-Experience working with diverse student populations
-A minimum of 3 years of recent experience working as a teacher or principal in public elementary schools preferred.
-Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, Language & Literacy, or related fields
-Reading certificate, Dual-Language Certificate, ELD Certificate, or equivalent
-Valid California teaching or admin credential
-Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish & English preferred
-Knowledge and experience in California school settings
RANK AND SALARY
Full-time is 15-unit workload per semester. Actual salary is dependent upon number of units assigned, educational preparation, and availability of funds subject to any CSU system faculty contract salary increases.
- Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee employment. Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and funding.
- Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis.
- Relocation expenses will not be provided for temporary faculty appointments.
- Reimbursement for expenses incurred to attend an interview for temporary faculty positions are not reimbursed by the University.
HOW TO APPLY
Do not send materials to email@example.com. To apply for this position, go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. If you are currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the Internal Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. At the initial stage of the application, you will be prompted to upload a resume. Please combine your CV and cover letter into one PDF document and upload it in place of the resume. Once you have submitted the application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.
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The deadline to apply is April 6, 2017.
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Questions concerning this position may be directed to:
Dr. Rhianna Casesa
#104339 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
MANDATED REPORTING REQUIREMENT
This position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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