The Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) is a 12-month, full-time program that prepares excellent classroom teachers at the elementary and secondary levels. Leading to a master's degree in education and a California teaching credential, STEP integrates a high-quality academic program with a well-supported, year-long student teaching placement. STEP aims to prepare educators who can meet the practical and intellectual challenges of the teaching profession, serve the needs of today's diverse student populations, and revitalize the profession by preparing educational leaders for tomorrow's schools.
Stanford University's Graduate School of Education (GSE) is highly ranked school known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. The work environment is dynamic, deadline-driven, fast-paced, and energetic.
Role: Clinical Associates in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) fulfill a unique, important role in service of the program's mission; their contributions are essential to the program's success. Clinical Associates are scholar practitioners who build and support robust professional relationships between STEP and the schools and communities it serves.
As hybrid educators working at the university and in schools, Clinical Associates facilitate the joint work of preparing and developing teachers and educational leaders. They draw on the knowledge base regarding the professional preparation of teachers, understand and contribute to research on teaching and learning, are well grounded in their disciplinary fields, and have experience teaching in P-12 settings and at the university level. Clinical Associates understand the daily practice of teaching in schools, the contexts of schools and communities, the policies and politics of schooling, and classroom decision-making. They are successful educators whose expertise and competence are valued by university and school faculty and administration. Clinical Associates thrive in the cultures of both settings.
What You'll Do:
STEP is seeking a Clinical Associate with the capacity to fulfill the range of roles described herein and who possesses particular experience and expertise in the English Language Arts. This Clinical Associate will support STEP's efforts to cultivate an outstanding program for preparing effective English teachers for diverse, public middle and high school classrooms.
Some of the responsibilities supported by Clinical Associates in STEP include, but are not limited to:
Instructing course(s) in STEP;
Supervising teacher candidates in their clinical placements;
Providing guidance, support and mentorship to other university supervisors;
Mentoring and supporting cooperating teachers and STEP graduates in partner schools;
Maintaining and fostering positive relationships with clinical sites and partner schools;
Providing or facilitating professional development in partner schools;
Representing the university to schools, and schools to the university;
Remaining current in- and contributing to- professional scholarship tied to educational practice.
Clinical Associates provide service to the program as a whole and report directly to the STEP Directors.
Qualifications - education and experience:
Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant experience or combination of education, training and relevant experience.
Clinical Associates are expected to hold an advanced degree and an appropriate combination of education and experience. They are expected to possess exceptional skills as professional educators and leaders with a commitment to the mission and vision of STEP.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Depth of knowledge and experience in building effective and inclusive practices for all learners;
Ability to work constructively and communicate effectively with experienced and novice teachers;
Collaborative working skills;
Demonstrated experience leading team projects;
Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community;
Demonstrated experience working in an environment with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and customs;
Demonstrated expertise with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues, and best practices for classroom, online, and hybrid learning;
Excellent time management and project management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and use good judgment in providing services based on goals;
Ability to work with and honor diversity in all its forms;
Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills.
Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University. Applicants to this position must be available to work in the United States without sponsorship for 2 years or more. OPT permit holders should confirm that they are eligible to work in the US at the Stanford GSE for two years or more. There's no visa sponsorship for this position. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Location: Graduate School of Education, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford University is an ...equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.