Job Details

University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 5160658
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Elementary

Assistant Professor of Instruction/Lecturer/Site Coordinator for Miner Teacher Residency

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is America's leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. We advance the discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and half of undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. Deeply woven into the University's character are the distinctive strengths of the people whom we serve. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 169 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them.

Job Description:

The Site Coordinator plays a critical role in teacher preparation at UTEP. They are full-time clinical faculty members who are partially housed within partnering, PK-12 school districts/campuses. Site coordinators serve three major roles. They serve as (1) the liaison between the university and school district, (2) instructors for college courses and mentor teacher trainings, and (3) instructional coaches for their teacher candidates. Site Coordinators form part of a vibrant professional team supported by Lead Site Coordinators. This is a grant-funded position and subject to availability of funds.

  • Prepare the highest-quality teachers
  • Provide hands-on support and development that result in student achievement gains
  • Foster positive school-university relationships
  • Maximize expertise of mentor teachers by facilitating ongoing training & support
  • Develop leadership skills as manager, facilitator, mentor, clinically-embedded instructor

Primary Responsibilities of a Site Coordinator

University-School Liaison:
  • Collaborate with district and school administrators to select high-quality mentor teachers
  • Conduct annual mentor teacher orientations and quarterly mentor teacher trainings
  • Communicate regularly with principals and mentor teachers on progress of teacher candidates
  • Collect, analyze, visualize and share performance assessment data and mentor teacher survey data
  • Convene and facilitate quarterly partnership meetings (Governance Meetings)

Clinical Faculty/Instructor:
  • Teach 1-2 undergraduate courses per semester in addition to weekly residency seminar
  • Participate in planning/alignment related to undergraduate curriculum
  • Lead weekly residency seminars with teacher candidates
  • Co-facilitate Data Dialogues with faculty on a semester basis

Instructional Coach for Teacher Candidates:
  • Supervise one or more cohorts (up to 25) of teacher candidates during their year-long residency
  • Conduct formal performance assessments (POP Cycles) of teacher candidates 4 times/year (twice/semester)
  • Conduct eight walkthroughs/year to collect data and provide ongoing support to teacher candidates
  • Maintain communication and collaboration with mentor teachers in support of teacher candidates
  • Ensure recording, uploading (within 48-hours of observation) and accurate labeling of POP cycle (pre-conference, observation of lesson, post-conference) recordings into video storage

Professional Development:
  • Attend and participate in Site Coordinator training and ongoing professional development meetings
  • Attend department faculty/program meetings

Professional conduct:
  • Follow all rules and guidelines established by the district for acceptable Professional Conduct and Dress
  • Establish and maintain mutual respect, trust, communication and confidentiality with teacher candidates and school/district personnel
  • Maintain a frequent, recurring presence in the school sites


  • Master's or doctoral degree in Education field
  • Extensive experience as a classroom teacher
  • Experience as a mentor, coach, or teacher leader
  • Texas teaching certificate in relevant teaching fields (preferred: administrative certificate)

Additional Information:

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

Application Instructions:

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by April 19, 2024. This is a grant-funded position and subject to availability of funds.

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