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Instructor - Senior Instructor (Open Rank)

University of Colorado
Glendale, CO
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School of Education and Human Development Teacher Education/English Education/Literacy Education Instructor or Senior Instructor Faculty Position Position #691252 - Requisition #24175 The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at: Denver: Exemptions vary by campus location/department. Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions: * Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons. The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver announces an Instructor or Senior Instructor position in Teacher Education/English Education beginning in Summer 2022. This Secondary English Education/Teacher Education/Literacy position is housed within the Responsive Literacy Education (RLE) program, which spans K-6 Reading/Writing, 7-12 Reading/Writing, and Secondary English Education. The K-6 and 7-12 Reading and Writing program is based on the International Literacy Association standards for Literacy Professionals and the Colorado State Department of Education, and the English Education program is based on standards outlined by the National Council of Teachers of English and the Colorado State Department of Education. The faculty member filling this position will become a member of the school's innovative teacher education program and assume a leadership role in undergraduate and graduate licensure in English Education as well as the MA program in English Education. The faculty member will also contribute significantly to ongoing curriculum renewal as well as redesign and local district outreach efforts of the Teacher Education and Responsive Literacy Education programs. The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) is a leading school of education, providing national expertise on educational issues and socially-just solutions for urban and diverse communities. The SEHD has taken a leadership role in preparing professionals to work in diverse schools, agencies and related settings. The SEHD emphasizes working with multiple types of collaborative partnerships including PK-12 schools, local communities, businesses, government agencies, private foundations, and other universities and colleges. The SEHD was ranked 85th nationally in 2021-22 by US News and World Report. The University of Colorado Denver is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System. As Colorado's only public urban research university, CU Denver educates a student body with varied backgrounds through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. The university is located in downtown Denver, home to a diverse community (32% Latinx, 11% African American), and the university's 15,000 students reflect this diversity. Half of all freshmen are first generation and 42% of the total student body are BIPOC. We offer 100 degree programs through our eight schools and colleges: College of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts & Media, Business School, School of Education & Human Development, College of Engineering, Design and Computing, Graduate School, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Public Affairs. We attract students who are passionate about careers in teaching and mental health. We match their passion with an education that is rooted in equity and diversity, technology, proven approaches, and real-world practice. The university recently completed an ambitious Strategic Plan that repositions CU Denver to be a public urban research university that works for all: learners of all kinds and at all stages of life, industries and employers that need talent ready to hit the ground running, and communities requiring new solutions and discoveries. The SEHD at CU Denver attracts students who are passionate about careers in education and mental health, and we match their passion with an education that is rooted in diversity, technology, proven approaches and real-world practice. About CU Denver Major Responsibilities * Provide significant contributions to ongoing teacher education curriculum redesign to help sustain the teacher education program's status as a premier urban, equity education program. * Provide leadership for undergraduate and graduate licensure in English Education and the graduate program in English Education. * Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to licensure in English Education and General Teacher Education, including: English Methods; Adolescent Literature; Writing Process Development, and Assessment; Introduction to Writing Development and Teaching as well as other courses in literacy education and teacher education. The teaching load is 8 courses per academic year or their equivalent. * Advise graduate students in the various Responsive Literacy Education MA program pathways. * Contribute to a strategic process for increasing enrollment in the SEHD, especially the recruitment of underrepresented groups into Literacy education. * Sustain productive relationships and joint initiatives with other faculty in the university, including faculty in the School of Education and Human Development, the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Denver Writing Project, a local affiliate of the National Writing Project and housed in the Department of English on the CU Denver campus. * Serve as a member of, and university liaison and marketing representative to, local and national English Education and Literacy Education professional organizations, including the Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS), Colorado Teen Literature Conference (CTLC), Colorado Conference of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) and Denver Writing Project (DWP). Employment Conditions This is a full-time academic year (nine-month) position. Opportunity for summer teaching may be available. Rank: Instructor or Senior Instructor Position Start Date: June 1, 2022 Application Procedures: Please prepare the following materials for submission. All applications must be submitted through the University's online job application site: * A letter of application including the candidate's interests, experiences and qualifications related to the responsibilities of the position. * A current curriculum vitae. * Transcripts of graduate work. Unofficial transcripts may be sent for application. Official transcripts will be requested at point of hire. * Candidates selected for interview will be asked to submit selected portfolio of materials such as: course syllabi, teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, partnership activities and involvement with diverse communities. * This position requires three confidential letters of recommendation, which will be requested at a later stage in the search process. Please submit names, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three recommendation providers who have specific knowledge of the skills you possess that apply to this position. Salary and Benefits: The salary range for this position has been established at: Instructor $55,000 - $65,000 Senior Instructor $60,000 - $70,000 The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services. University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. Benefits: Total Compensation Calculator: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Address inquiries about the application process or submission of application materials to: or 303-315-0010. Address inquiries regarding the faculty position to the search committee chair: Richard Argys at Diversity and Equity: Please click here for information on disability accommodations: Office of Equity: The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. Minimum Qualifications * An earned master's degree or higher in English Education, Secondary Literacy Education, or a closely related field. * Experience with public school teaching in Grades 6-12 English/language arts. * Demonstrated successful leadership in teaching, literacy, teacher education, and the teaching of writing K-MA. * Experience with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse communities, resolving diverse school issues, and experience collaborating with a variety of constituencies in diverse schools and communities. * Commitment to the professional field of English Education as evidenced by education, teaching, school experience, research, and professional affiliations such as NCTE, ILA, NWP, and their state affiliates. * Experience presenting at local and national conferences (e.g. NCTE, NWP, CLAS, CTLC). Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. Preferred Qualifications * Successful teaching experience in Grades 6-12 English/language arts, including teaching adolescent literature and writing. * Demonstrated education or professional development in the teaching of writing. * Demonstrated success at professional development presentations at local schools and districts. * Experience with or a relationship with an affiliate of the National Writing Project.

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