Relay Graduate School of Education is hiring a

Professor, New York Clinical Practice

Job Title: Professor, Clinical Practice (General Education- NY) 

Type: Full-time

Start Date: May 30, 2023

Location: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, or Washington DC

SUMMARY

Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay) is welcoming applications for faculty and staff positions on the teacher preparation team. Relay’s mission is to ensure that all students are taught by outstanding educators. Our vision is to build a more just world where every student has access to outstanding educators and a clear path to a fulfilling life. Individuals dedicated and well versed in culturally responsive pedagogy, social justice in education, and exceptional teaching practices will have an opportunity to thrive while ensuring licensure and graduate students at Relay fulfill their aspirations of becoming teachers.  

The Professor, Clinical Practice leads instruction for clinical practice experiences and informs or sets the vision and strategy for clinical experience within the location. The Professor, Clinical Practice reports to the Director, Clinical Practice. As Relay’s programmatic approach evolves to support Relay students, the scope of this role will evolve to ensure successful program delivery. The  Professor, Clinical Practice will provide critical input to Relay’s overall approach to teacher preparation and must be nimble, flexible, and adaptable to the evolving responsibilities within this foundational role.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

The essential responsibilities of this position, while not limited to the following, will include: 

  • Local Clinical Practice Instructional Lead: With the support of the Clinical Practice Director, who sets the vision for the state, you will implement the vision by actively engaging external and internal stakeholders to maintain open lines of communication with local partners in support of student success (ie. providing periodic updates and sharing relevant data for continuous improvement and student support). You will work with the Clinical Practice Director to design and implement new systems, programs, courses, or policies that support the success of Relay programs within a city/county. In addition, you will work across teams to ensure Relay programs in the state are in compliance with institutional policies and state standards, regulations, and/or code. This is done while ensuring that all faculty, staff, and clinical partners servicing candidates in the state-approved EPP understand the requirements and that local policies and processes are carried out with fidelity.
  • Content Concentration: Relay Clinical Practice courses are grouped in three different concentration areas: Residency, General Education, Special Education or Special Education in Early Childhood. A Professor of Clinical Practice will concentrate supporting students and faculty within one to two of the concentrations. You will lead instruction for courses and inform on the institutional vision for the clinical practice concentration area. You will ensure the vision is implemented with fidelity within the community you serve. 
  • Student Experience: With the support of the Director of Clinical Practice and in collaboration with student advisors, certification officers, and the licensure exam preparation faculty you will support the cohort of students within the local community to achieve their clinical experience goals and successfully meet the state educator preparation pathway requirements of the state. This is done by attending student case management meetings, connecting with students and their mentors, and strategizing with the Director of Clinical Practice to ensure students successfully accomplish their programmatic goals.  
  • Management: As the region grows, via student enrollment, under the leadership of the Director of Clinical Practice, you will be responsible for supporting the department by supervising local assistant professors of clinical practice, field supervisors, and/or potential part time clinical practice faculty. Your support will include developing the more junior faculty through observations and feedback. In addition, you will conduct periodic performance reviews of goals and lead local projects as defined by the Director of Clinical Practice and aligned to local initiatives and the  institutional strategic plan.
  • Teaching Responsibilities: Each term you will teach foundations of education courses and clinical practice courses. During the summer term, and potentially throughout the year, you will internalize and teach foundations of education courses. During the fall and spring terms, you can expect to teach approximately 25 students in each clinical practice section and conduct approximately 75 virtual observations per term. Foundations of education courses do not include observations and the average class size is 50 students. Teaching schedules vary by term. Faculty should be available to teach throughout the day, 2 nights a week, and one Saturday a month.  
  • Programmatic & Design Responsibilities: You will support the design and continuous improvement of the programs and courses offered within the state by providing ongoing feedback on the curriculum design.
  • Institutional Service: All Relay faculty are expected to serve the institution through committee, working group, and/or board membership. 

QUALIFICATIONS

First and foremost, the Professor of Clinical Practice  must share the Relay community’s commitment to working together to improve student growth and achievement through phenomenal teacher preparation grounded in diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. This includes providing teacher preparation programs that set novice teachers up to succeed in the classroom from day one; leadership programs that train new and veteran school and district leaders to best serve their school communities; and teacher-facing professional education that provides ongoing learning to educators. Additionally, for this position we’re looking for candidates that possess a combination of the following skills: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • Classroom teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or secondary level
  • Experience managing others within the PK- 12 education sector 
  • Graduate degree (masters and/or doctorate) in a relevant educational field 
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills 
  • Evidence of developing collegial relationships and work with ethnically, racially, and linguistically diverse individuals and teams
  • Evidence observing, coaching, and developing new PK-12 teachers
  • Availability to teach and/or observe two nights a week and potentially one Saturday a month
  • Evidence of strong project management skills paired with the ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources

The following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Evidence of using online modalities to teach adult learners via collegiate courses and/or school based professional development 
  • Evidence of or potential for a deep understanding of educator preparation landscape  (ie. licensure preparation process and state based requirements) within the state. 
  • Evidence of or potential for are advancing justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppressive initiatives in service of teacher preparation. 
  • Evidence of or potential for, active involvement in national organizations in the field of education

Relay prepares teachers and school leaders to teach students of all identities and backgrounds in order to push toward a time when this country no longer faces stark educational inequities. We recruit, develop, support, and retain a diverse staff, faculty, and graduate student body because we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and actively anti-racist institution. We know, and the data supports, that diversity, equity, and inclusion cultivate an environment in which people of all backgrounds can thrive and this is critical to achieving our mission of educational excellence and equity.

To fulfill that commitment, Relay encourages applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply for roles that align with their own interests and career trajectory. If you meet a majority of the qualifications and see yourself in this role, we would love to see your application!

COMPENSATION

Relay is committed to creating and maintaining a compensation and benefits system that supports our ability to recruit and retain a diverse and talented team. As we make decisions about compensation, we will be guided by the following values: clarity, consistency, and internal equity. The salary range for this role is $87,057 to $105,339. New hires will be offered a salary at the starting point of the range to allow for an equitable starting salary process and continual salary growth during an employee’s time at Relay GSE.

To ensure internal pay equity:

  • Relay does not currently differentiate starting salary offers based on years of experience
  • All staff salaries will be capped at the salary range maximum, and
  • Relay does not negotiate salary offers.

Relay offers a comprehensive total rewards package. For full-time roles, this includes health insurance benefits, disability and life insurance, retirement plan, professional development, gym reimbursement, adoption assistance, paid time off (PTO), parental leave, etc. To learn more about Relay’s benefits, please visit here. 

COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Relay requires that all staff be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief). Relay abides by each state’s requirements, and acknowledges those may change over time. If moved forward to the phone screen stage, you will have the chance to ask your recruiter more about this requirement.

Relay Graduate School of Education provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.

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