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UC Davis School of Education 2021-22 Supervisor of Teacher Education Pool

Application Window

Open date: August 31st, 2021

Last review date: Thursday, Sep 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Teacher Credential program in the UC Davis School of Education (SOE) invites applications for a pool of qualified Supervisors of Teacher Education (TE), should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each year, depending on instructional needs. These are primarily part-time positions for a one-year, cohort-based program. Reappointment, if any, is based solely on instructional needs. Each Supervisor of TE must undergo an annual review, the outcome of which must be positive before a Supervisor of TE can be considered for reappointment. We are seeking applicants who have expertise in the areas of teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students and in mentoring or supervising teachers. Supervisors teach and/or contribute to a weekly student teaching seminar and formally supervise each student-teacher a minimum of four times per quarter. Supervisors are expected to provide high-quality instruction, mentorship, and supervision according to California Commission on Teaching Credentialing and program requirements; assist in weekly seminar courses (two hours per week); and submit reports and required documentation according to deadlines.

Specifically, the Supervisor of Teacher Education is responsible for the following:
• Attends quarterly Supervisor of Teacher Education meetings;
• Attends a minimum of two orientation events (one for student teachers and one for resident teachers);
• Attends a minimum of two professional development sessions for supervisors during the program year;
• Teaches/assists in a two-hour student teaching seminar once a week per quarter; seminar typically scheduled between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
• Conducts a minimum of four (4) observations of classroom instruction per credential candidate during public school hours, typically during morning hours;
• Makes additional observations at school sites as necessary and as requested;
• Completes collects, and submits all required documents for student teaching according to program deadlines;
• Conducts weekly communication with candidates in person, by phone, and/or via e-mail;
• Contributes to the placement of candidates in approved local school districts;
• Contributes to orientation with mentor teachers and principals about teacher education program requirements and maintains ongoing communication throughout the candidate’s placement;
• Maintains current knowledge of effective supervision approaches, such as cognitive coaching, adult learning theory, and current content-specific pedagogy and instructional practices; and,
• Communicates with the Teacher Education Program Chair, Associate Program Chair, and staff to address student questions and concerns.

Qualifications:
Required: A California Teaching Credential and a minimum of three years teaching experience in the content area of the student-teacher being supervised; recent professional experience in school settings where the curriculum aligns with California’s adopted content standards and frameworks.

Preferred: At least one year of experience as a resident teacher.

The School
The School of Education is organized to encourage the integration of research and practice across several programs of study: undergraduate coursework in education topics, doctoral study (both Ph.D. and Ed.D.), and the preparation of K-12 teachers.

As an academic unit, the SOE is designed to support the development of knowledge useful to strengthening schooling systems across California's diverse and changing population. To achieve this mission, faculty and staff within the SOE are committed to offering high-quality graduate and professional preparation programs and to engaging in collaborative research with elementary and secondary school teachers, administrators, and other educators.
As a professional school, the SOE leverages innovative research, exemplary academic programs, and community partnerships to realize the full promise of education. Our driving vision is an educational system where all students can learn, thrive, and grow.

The SOE is:
· Deeply committed to educational equity and social justice;
· Focused on building partnerships and collaborative approaches to research; and
· Uniquely situated in close proximity to the state capital, providing opportunities to influence and inform educational policy.

Our Commitment

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by faculty who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our recently developed Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting school.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available https://www.e-verify.gov/.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A California Teaching Credential and a minimum of three years teaching experience in the content area of the student being supervised; recent professional experience in school settings where the curriculum aligns with California's adopted content standards and frameworks.

Preferred qualifications

    At least one year of experience as a resident teacher.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Curriculum Vitae should include the following:
    i.a. Previous applicable employment:
    A full account of time from the date of first academic (or otherwise relevant) employment up to the present, including any periods when the appointee may not have been employed. Any/all previous University of California employment must be included.
    b. Degrees
    or certificates: Include dates of attendance; the name of the school, college, university, or hospital (intern & resident); location; major subject or field; degree or certificate awarded; and date received.
    c. Memberships (if any):
    List memberships in scholarly societies, accreditation boards, civic organizations, etc. You may exclude any organization the name or character of which may indicate the race, religion, or national origin of its members.
    ii. Honors and Awards (if any): List honors or awards such as Fulbright grants, Woodrow Wilson scholarships, special lectureships, medals, etc., and dates received.
    iii. Published Writings and/or Creative Activities (if any):
    List all published writings and/or creative activities.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04421

Help contact: lmmuldrew@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Greater Sacramento Area