About Westfield State University: In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Job Description: Campus Title: Teacher in Residence Department: Education FLSA Status: Exempt Job Type: Temporary Timeframe: Academic Year Shift: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday Supervision Received: Reports to the Chair of the Education Department Supervision Exercised: May supervise student teachers Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
General Statement of Duties:
The Teacher in Residence position is a mentored one-year faculty appointment in the Education Department at Westfield State University starting September 1, 2019.
Teaching courses in Education.
Participating in the Education Department's Professional Development School Network
Supervising student teachers.
Westfield State University's Education Department is committed to anti-racist pedagogy and practices that guide our department's fundamental beliefs in critical engagement with diversity, social justice, community building, scholarly inquiry, and critical reflective practice.
The Teacher in Residence takes a leave of absence while teaching at Westfield State University. Salary is based on current placement on the salary scale of the sponsoring school system. This position is contingent on funding, which is anticipated.
Current Massachusetts teacher license, preferably in the elementary grades
Minimum of four years of elementary school experience
A current full-time teaching position in a Massachusetts public school
Experience and/or interest in anti-racist education, critical multicultural education, and social justice pedagogies
Additional Information: Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
Application Instructions: An online application is required. Initial application reviews are scheduled for March 15th, but applications will be accepted until finalists have been selected. Please attach the following documents to your application:
Letter of application
Statement of teaching philosophy
Unofficial copy of graduate transcript
3 Letters of recommendation
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us. Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.