Arcadia University

Overview

The School of Education seeks University supervisors for teacher candidates in certification programs. We encourage those to apply, who hold dual certification in elementary/PK-4 and special education, as well as secondary content areas.

The number of part-time instructors hired by the department varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the program. When a position is available, qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview and asked to submit further documentation. While there may not be immediate openings, the hiring manager will review applications when openings do occur. Individuals may need to instruct courses online or in-person.

Arcadia's School of Education offers undergraduate programs in elementary and secondary education, as well as a Master of Arts in Education, Master of Education, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Through cohesive programs based on meaningful, mentored fieldwork, students are molded into gifted teachers and educational leaders.

Responsibilities

  • Observe and assess performance of teacher candidates
  • Act as a liaison between the Office of School and Community Collaborations, the teacher candidate, the mentor teacher and site administrators
  • Conduct on-campus seminars with supervision cohort
  • Problem solve issues arising in the field
  • Maintain accurate records as required by the School of Education and PDE
  • Attend required meetings for supervisors prior to and during the fall/spring semesters
  • Basic knowledge of Canvas, the course platform

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • Current knowledge of pedagogy and assessment in the area of certification
  • Current knowledge of state and national standards in the area of certification
  • Master's degree, preferred
  • Five years of successful K-12 classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience as a cooperating teacher, preferred
  • Previous experience supervising teacher candidates a plus

Other Requirements:

  • Hold PA teacher certification; Priority given to candidates dually certified in Elementary and Special Education. Seeking also Secondary Content and Art Education Certification holders.
  • PA required clearances.
  • Access to reliable transportation and/or valid driver's license and access to a vehicle for travel to schools throughout the Greater Delaware Valley
  • Course credits vary but normally between 3-4 credits a class. Lab courses are 2 credits each.
  • A link to our most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement: https://www.arcadia.edu/about-arcadia/leadership/office-provost/collective-bargaining-agreement/

Application Instructions:

  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for professional references to be uploaded as PDF documents to your application. Required documents for application
    • Cover letter

    • Curriculum Vitae

    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    • Contact information for professional references

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides an educational experience that is values-based; rooted in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI); and places students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 12 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for seven consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the "most innovative" and "best value" colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority by developing and implementing anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) on campus and in its surrounding communities. Visit www.arcadia.edu.

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, service, and/or lived experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will include a statement of interest demonstrating examples of ways they will incorporate our values in their teaching and scholarly work through application, methodology, content, and/or inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds pursuing research/creative work.

At Arcadia University, our ABRI/JEDI principles are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, military or military veteran status, disability, medical or genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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