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Teaching Specialist (FY23 Continuous Recruitment)

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID348990

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyEducation-General

Full/Part TimePart-Time


Job Code9754

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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Position Overview: The Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, continually accepts resumes for teaching positions that may open up during the academic year or summer sessions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching graduate level courses for students pursuing baccalaureate and advanced degrees. Courses with an enrollment of 30 and above receive assistance from a Teaching Assistant. Applications are reviewed as openings occur, and individual applicants are invited to interview when their skills or areas of expertise match an opening. These are temporary, non-tenured, Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) positions as Teaching Specialist and Lecturer, paid on a per course basis. Typically these appointments are made semester by semester and employment is contingent on the course meeting its enrollment target. This position actively supports and advances the University's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This posting is designed to establish a "pool" of instructors. Applications will not be acknowledged, but will be reviewed when such openings occur throughout the academic year. Programs: Counselor EducationThe counselor edducation (CE) track prepares counselors and counseling psychologists for work in a variety of settings, including education, business, community, and agency environments. Psychological FoundationsPsychological Foundations focuses on the psychological underpinnings of high-level cognition and learning throughout the lifespan, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) domains and reading: scientific reasoning, technologies that support learning, mathematical problem solving, reading, and language comprehension. Quantitative Methods in EducationThe quantitative methods in education (QME) track offers training in measurement, evaluation, statistics, and statistics education leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. QME provides students with broad but rigorous methodological skills so graduates can conduct research on methodologies, help to train others in methodology, or conduct research in related fields. The QME track is affiliated with the psychological foundations of education track within the department of educational psychology. School PsychologyThe school psychology program is designed to prepare school psychologists who have a strong and broad-based knowledge of psychology, educational psychology, and child development, and are prepared to apply that knowledge to school settings. It is accredited on probation by the American Psychological Association (APA) and approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Special Education The goal of the programs in Special Education is to advance opportunities for learning and development of infants, children and adults who require specialized instruction, educational adaptations and support for their learning efforts to succeed. The special education faculty is committed to research, leadership and practice that will have an impact on academic, social and behavioral development in diverse cultural contexts. Job Responsibilities: Teaching (90%)

  • Attend class meetings and deliver course content
  • Evaluation of student performance
  • Grade student materials, including exams, papers and final projects
  • Submit grades
  • Respond to student inquiries and meet with studentsCourse Preparation (10%)
    • Complete orientation and training to subject matter
    • Meet with appropriate faculty and gather information as needed
    • Develop course content and syllabus in ways that effectively account for a variety of diverse backgrounds, communities, identities, and abilities.
    • Prepare course materials, including final exam


      Required Qualifications:
      • MEd/Master's degree relevant to the teaching assignment required for appointment as Teaching Specialist
      • A doctorate or terminal degree in a closely related field is required for an appointment as Lecturer
      • Evidence of attention to diverse identities in teaching or professional experience, and the commitment to
        support the University's work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Demonstrated commitment to advocating for an inclusive environment for all backgrounds and identities.
        • Capacity to work cooperatively with others within the department, college and university
        • Strong record of teaching and service in a university setting
        • Strong understanding of curriculum concepts and processes
        • Strong understanding of teacher training in clinical settings and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others within a university setting

          About the Department

          About the Department of Educational Psychology:The Department of Educational Psychology provides training in the cognitive, emotional, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan, including: the psychological foundations of education, quantitative methods in education, the practice and science of counseling psychology, school psychology, and special education. Faculty and students provide leadership and consultation to the state, nation, and international community. The department's scholarship and teaching enhance professional practice in schools and universities, community mental health agencies, business and industrial organizations, early childhood programs, and government agencies.About the College of Education and Human Development:The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That's why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.

          How To Apply

          Applications must be submitted online. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Upload additional documents after submitting your application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting and continue until the position is filled.Applicants should submit the following for consideration:
          • Curriculum vitae.
          • Cover letter detailing interest in the position and background/experience relative to each of the required qualifications, as well as applicable preferred qualifications.
          • Graduate school transcripts.
          • Contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional reference.
          • Statement of teaching philosophy.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


            The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

            Employment Requirements

            Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

            Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

            About the U of M

            The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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