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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Director of Student Teaching and Field Experiences

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by May 16, 2018 will be given full consideration. Applicant must provide the name, email address, phone number for three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0571
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor - Director of Student Teaching and Field Experiences
Department PreK-Grade 8 and Professional Studies
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
If Part-time, specify percentage
Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualification
Anticipated Start Date August 18, 2018
Anticipated End Date May 24, 2019
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Lock Haven University invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position, Director of Student Teaching, to begin August 18, 2018 and ending May 24, 2019.

Essential Duties
  • The position will require meeting with students and program coordinators in each education program regarding application for student teaching, the placement of student teachers, and the placement of other teacher education candidates for field experiences.
  • Additional responsibilities will include duties related to accreditation of all teacher education programs at the university.
  • The base for the position will be located at the Lock Haven University Main Campus in Lock Haven, PA.
  • Additional requirements include: maintaining office hours and attending meetings including but not limited to Department meetings, The Council of Teacher Education, the Lycoming County Consortium and other meetings related to placement of student teachers.
  • This position may require development and teaching of courses online.
  • This position will require outreach and building relationships with local school districts.
Specific Duties

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, full time placement of student teachers and other teacher education candidates for field experiences, and essential duties related to the accreditation of all teacher education programs at LHUP. The director will be a member of a faculty department, and have responsibilities related to departmental and university work.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • A Masters degree in Education or a related field and 3 years or more experience teaching in the PreK-12 educational setting is required. Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as Instructor.
  • Certification in a basic educational subject, content, or grade level is also required.
  • FBI fingerprint check, PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Background Check required.
  • The Director must travel to local schools as needed to coordinate placement of students in field experiences.
  • Working knowledge of NCATE/CAEP accreditation is essential for this position.

In addition to the responsibilities and qualifications listed above, the successful candidate must communicate well and perform well in an interview and/or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A PhD or equivalent in education or a related field and 3 years or more experience teaching in the PreK-12 educational setting is required.
  • Experience working with basic education administrators and teachers is highly desirable.
  • Work in or with international settings is desirable.
  • Certification or evidence of competency in online course development and/or teaching is preferred.
Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/16/2018
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by May 16, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Applicant must provide the name, email address, phone number for three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at http://lockhaven.edu/hr/socialequity.html

Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

http://lockhaven.edu/publicsafety/

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/4089

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest degree you have attained?
    • High School
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctorate Degree
  2. * Do you have 3 years or more experience teaching in the PreK-12 educational setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Professional Licenses/Certifications
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research Interest