Detailed Job Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
ResponsibilitiesTeachers for Tomorrow (TFT) is an integrated, five-year program for future elementary teachers that provides an undergraduate major in Liberal & Civic Studies (L&CS) leading to a bachelor’s degree, a Multiple Subject teaching credential, and a Master of Arts (MA) degree at the end of five years. A professor in this program teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, directs theses, and collaborates with the L&CS and Multiple Subject programs in recruiting and advising candidates. The successful candidate will have excellent public relations and communication skills, teaching and administrative experience at the college level, and a philosophical commitment to social justice and cross-disciplinary teaching. She or he is also expected to contribute to the mission of the College and support its Catholic traditions, Lasallian principles, and liberal arts orientation.
Possible Courses in Workload:
• MATS 530, 531, 532 (action-research sequence, culminating in thesis)
• EDUC 123 (urban field experience course for freshmen)
• EDUC 192 (implementing text-based discussion in middle school)
• MSTE 350 (math methods, Multiple Subject Program)
• Other MSTE courses: MSTE 318 (Teaching Diverse Learners); MSTE 317 (Introduction to Field Experience); MSTE 212 (Learning & Development)
Experience and Qualifications:Required:
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction or Education with an emphasis in K-8 education
- Evidence of a scholarly research trajectory
- Experience in teaching action research methods and advising master’s theses
- Two plus years teaching K-8 Teacher Education courses in a higher education environment (4- or 5+-year institutions)
- Three plus years teaching at the K-8 level
- Familiarity with public and private schools in the East Bay/San Francisco area; active involvement with urban elementary schools
- Knowledge of current programs in K-8 public and private schools, especially in California
- Familiarity with California Standards for new and continuing teachers, including core curriculum, and the California accreditation system (CCTC)
- Experience supervising undergraduate students in field settings
- Experience in program administration and curriculum and program development at undergraduate and graduate levels
- Experience in academic and career advisement for students enrolled in the program
- Availability to advise, administer, and teach during the summer months
- Specialization in one of the following areas: mathematics education, English language development, inclusive education
- Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
Depends on Qualifications
Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College. 2) A complete application includes a letter of interest and how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College, a resume, online application and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates who become finalists will be expected tpo sign a concent authorizing a broader inquiry.Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.