Job Details

Southern Methodist University
  • Position Number: 5268183
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Elementary

Adjunct Professor of Teacher Preparation
Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Location: Houston, Texas
Open Date: May 17, 2024

The Adjunct Professor of Teacher Preparation plays a crucial role in shaping the future of education by instructing and guiding aspiring teachers in their journey towards become effective educators. This position combines academic expertise with practical teaching experience to equip future educators with the necessary skills, knowledge, and strategies to excel in their position.

  1. Course Instruction: Deliver engaging courses in teacher preparation, covering topics such as curriculum design, assessment techniques, and teaching methodologies.
  2. Grading and Feedback: Evaluate student assignments, projects, and assessments in a timely manner, providing constructive feedback to help students understand their strengths and areas for improvement. Maintain accurate records of student progress and performance.
  3. Communication witih Teacher Preparation Program Director: Check in several times during the semester about student progress and course progression.

A qualified candidate for this position meets the following criteria:
  • Terminal degree in Education or a closely related discipline.
  • Availability to teach face-to-face courses in the evening.
  • Availability to teach in Houston.
  • Experiece teaching in K-12 public schools.
  • Minimum experience of one year teaching courses in a higher education institute.
  • Demonstated ability to collaborate with faculty to provide essential instruction in courses for certification preparation.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching general education graduate courses.
  • A commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable learning environment that values diversity and promotes cultural competency among teacher candidates.

Application Instructions:
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For priority consideration, interested candidates are asked to upload the following documents to Interfolio by June 8th:
  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter that addresses all qualification criteria.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

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