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Education: Assistant Teaching Professor & MA/C Program Director (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 02/21/20) 11/8/2019

University of California - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Job #JPF00783

* Social Sciences Division - Education


Open date: November 7th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Education Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Director of Teacher Education. The department is particularly interested in candidates who will lead the Master of Arts/Credential Program (MA/C) in its mission to develop teachers who are change agents dedicated to fostering equitable and effective schooling for all K-12 students. We seek applicants with experience directing a comprehensive teacher education program who can bring vision and innovative approaches to pre-service and in-service teacher development. Teaching professors have a standard load of six course equivalencies, of which 3 will be courses across two of the department s programs and 3 will be administrative and mentoring duties related to being MA/C program director. Courses will include introductory courses in education and teaching, or other courses depending on expertise. Other duties include advising and mentoring Masters and undergraduate students, working with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, maintaining an active profile of professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity, and performing university, public, and professional service.

The Department prepares approximately 70 credential students for teaching in K-12 California public schools. The program, which also grants a Masters of Arts in Education, operates on a year-round (summer to summer) schedule. Under the direction of the Department Chair, as the MA/C Program Director the successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day program components; reviewing applications for Teacher Supervisors and Lecturers; overseeing student teaching placements in county schools; coordinating the teaching performance assessment for credential candidates (e.g., EdTPA and/or CalTPA); monitoring student progress; leading report writing and long-term planning; building and sustaining partnerships with educators and administrators in regional school districts; and adhering to California s state credentialing guidelines. The selected candidate will supervise and evaluate approximately six Teacher Supervisors and lecturers, organize and support students and instructors with a particular emphasis on the recruitment and retention of a diverse student cohort. The MA/Credential program is supported by a dedicated Credential Analyst and department staff. The successful candidate will also serve as Chair of the Teacher Education Committee (TEC), and lead the Education Department faculty in assessing program strengths and envisioning and implementing improvements and reforms.

The University of California, Santa Cruz, a Hispanic Serving Institution, serves a mix of suburban and rural schools in which many students are immigrants or the children of immigrants. We are committed to inquiry-based pedagogies for preparing teachers to improve the education of linguistically and culturally diverse students and promote equity and social justice. We welcome candidates who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The Assistant Teaching Professor title confers the rights and responsibilities of membership in the Academic Senate and has the payroll title of Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE). An LPSOE is eligible for promotion to Security of Employment , which is analogous to tenure.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; fiscal year (12-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: (a) Doctorate (or equivalent foreign degree) in Education or related field; (b) Experience leading a teacher education program; (c) an earned state teaching credential; (d) minimum of five years of K12 teaching experience in underserved communities; (e) experience teaching at the college/university level; and (f) quantitative data management and research experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (a) Knowledge of the California credentialing system and state and national teacher education initiatives; (b) significant K12 administrative experience; (c) experience providing in-service teacher professional development; (d) record of professional and/or scholarly achievement (e) record of securing extramural funding.


Please refer to Position # JPF00783-20 in all correspondence.

Reference Requirements
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC s confidentiality statement at

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by February 21, 2020.
Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-3676.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

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