University Field Specialist-Student Teaching

About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 11,458 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
Job Description:
Appointment: One semester, 50% position, temporary
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include observing/supervising/evaluating student teachers during the 16 week experience. Beginning and ending experience dates vary. The supervisor will be required to attend meetings on the Macomb campus as well as maintain an office there. Applicant must be available beyond the workday to assist with student teacher/mentor teacher issues related to the student teaching experience. The supervisor will develop and provide in-service activities related to the experience for mentor teachers and student teachers. Securing student teaching placement sites in identified public school districts in West Central Illinois for the following semester is vital.
Rank and Salary: Administrative, salary commensurate with experience.
Required Qualifications: A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in educational leadership or a closely related field is required. A minimum of 4 years of teaching experience in public schools as well as a minimum of 4 years of administrative experience in public schools (Type 75 ISBE Supervision Certification or principal endorsement) is also required. An approved Illinois State Police background/FBI fingerprint check must be completed successfully. Knowledge and/or experience with word processing and spreadsheet software as well as strong written verbal communication skills are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those with experience working with pre-student teachers and/or student teachers. Preference will also be given to those with experience in supervising/evaluating teaching faculty in the public schools.
Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: The position is associated with the Center for the Preparation of Education Professionals. The successful candidate will collaborate with a team of field/student teaching supervisors and will work closely with the Coordinator for University Field and Clinical Experiences.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 10 consecutive years and as one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 11,458 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 632 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 21 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 9,935): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,523): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
Application Instructions:
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate
5) copy of Type 75 ISBE Supervision Certification or principal endorsement documentation
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
Note In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will continue on a rolling basis.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Jacqlin Richmond at 309-298-1281 or j-richmond@wiu.edu.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu
Category: Instructor Pool Program
Department: Center for Preparation of Education Professionals
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: May 29, '15
Type: PT - Temporary

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