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Instructor Field Experience, Urban Education

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* *To be considered a candidate for this position an application, cover letter, curriculum vitae and unofficial transcripts are required.* * *This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.* * *Three letters of reference are also required and will be requested if you are selected for an interview. Your references will be notified via email through the applicant tracking system (PeopleAdmin).* * Please upload a cover letter/letter of interest and curriculum vitae with your online application at http://jobs.uhd.edu. * In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

* In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston–Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran. The Center for Houston's Future has rightly noted that educational attainment is the biggest predictor of success for cities and metro areas. A vibrant community requires great schools; great schools need dynamic, highly qualified teachers. UHD's Department of Urban Education understands and embraces its role in the greater Houston area as the intellectual and training center for teachers responsive to urban students. To assure that students in the UHD's Urban Education Department become successful urban teachers, we prepare them with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach our next generation. We are dedicated to being partners in sustaining a strong, vibrant urban environment. To that end, UHD's Department of Urban Education certifies successful teachers who will prepare our next generations of society's leaders. Everyone knows that schools will produce our next generation of leaders; every leader will point to a teacher who made a difference in her or his life. UHD is where those dedicated individuals became teachers.

Position Details

Title Information

Requisition Number 00935
Job Title Instructor Field Experience, Urban Education
Division Academic & Student Affairs
College Public Service
Department Urban Education
Job Code 1070
Grade 9999
FTE

.5

Full Time/Part Time Part-time
FLSA Status Salary
About UHD

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,400 faculty and staff.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master’s degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Service and Sciences and Technology, as well as University College. Approximately 2,400 students graduate each year with degrees in humanities and the arts, social sciences, business, the sciences and technology, education, criminal justice, and social work. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD-The University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, as well as two teaching centers-UH System at Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The policy of the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran’s status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHD prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Employees, students, and visitors to campus with questions and/or complaints regarding discrimination, or sexual misconduct (such as sexual violence) under Title IX may contact Mr. Tommy Thomason, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Dean, Student Affairs or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Mr. Thomason can be contacted as follows:

Mr. Tommy Thomason
One Main Street, Suite S-380
Houston, TX 77002-1001
thomasont@uhd.edu
(713) 221-8056

Notes to Applicants
  • To be considered a candidate for this position an application, cover letter, curriculum vitae and unofficial transcripts are required.
  • This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.
  • Three letters of reference are also required and will be requested if you are selected for an interview. Your references will be notified via email through the applicant tracking system (PeopleAdmin).
  • Please upload a cover letter/letter of interest and curriculum vitae with your online application at http://jobs.uhd.edu.
  • In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

  • In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston–Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran.

The Center for Houston’s Future has rightly noted that educational attainment is the biggest predictor of success for cities and metro areas. A vibrant community requires great schools; great schools need dynamic, highly qualified teachers.

UHD’s Department of Urban Education understands and embraces its role in the greater Houston area as the intellectual and training center for teachers responsive to urban students. To assure that students in the UHD’s Urban Education Department become successful urban teachers, we prepare them with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach our next generation.

We are dedicated to being partners in sustaining a strong, vibrant urban environment. To that end, UHD’s Department of Urban Education certifies successful teachers who will prepare our next generations of society’s leaders.

Everyone knows that schools will produce our next generation of leaders; every leader will point to a teacher who made a difference in her or his life. UHD is where those dedicated individuals became teachers.

Position Information

Position Number 00300511
Job Description

Job Summary:

The University of Houston-Downtown Department of Urban Education is seeking applications for adjunct Field Experience Instructors. This is a part-time position with a 3-credit hour teaching load per regular semester with students in the BAIS-Interdisciplinary Studies degree program (a 6 hr. course load may be possible). Candidate is expected to participate in the department’s field-based program supervising the fieldwork component for students in various certification programs (EC-6, 4-8, and 7-12). Candidates must have flexible daytime availability to conduct field-based observations.

Duties:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with campus personnel in local independent school districts partnering with the department
  • Teach face-to face meetings in support of fieldwork in which students are engaged
  • Provide online support to students engaged in fieldwork experiences
  • Observe students teaching lessons on a partner campus and provide verbal and written feedback
  • Be available to observe students teaching lessons during normal school hours

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
Requirements
  • Minimum of an earned Master’s Degree
  • Hold a current valid Texas Educator certification
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Texas Mid-Management or Principal’s Certificate
  • Administration experience in public schools
Security Sensitive Position Yes
Employee Class Faculty

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid Texas Educator certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents