Saint Louis, MO

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Hiring Department

Clinical Experiences

Job Description

Department of Clinical Education and School Experiences

College of Education

NTT Part-time Instructor and Clinical Educator

The part-time instructor and clinical faculty is a 10-month, 70% fte appointment in the College's Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership. This position is non-tenure track and is not benefits eligible. The appointment begins August 1, 2022 and will end May 30, 2023. Two positions are available.

As clinical faculty you will engage in high-level problem-solving, relationship development and maintenance with local K-12 educational settings. Clinical faculty will provide high quality mentorship to teacher candidates during their practicum in our studio schools, as assigned by the Director of Clinical Experience.

The successful applicant will be a self-starter who requires little supervision and enjoys collaborating with others to build a successful, high-quality educator preparation program. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, will complement strong organizational capacities. This part-time position will be attractive to an experienced, knowledgeable educator- leader who is interested in being a member of an innovative team of educators.

Responsibilities include:

Maintain continual and professional relationships with personnel at Studio School partner sites and districts.

Teach practicum courses, consisting of supervising teacher candidates in their Practicum 1 and Practicum 2.

Teach course(s) for the Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership.

Communicate regularly with the Director of Clinical Experience on academic and procedural matters, and attend other meetings as required, including monthly clinical educator meetings.

In collaboration with the Director of Clinical Experience and faculty, actively participate and lead sessions as needed in each Grand Seminar.

Mentor teacher candidates' professional development and provide timely feedback both in person and electronically.

Demonstrate effective use of Canvas, MyCOE as well as various video platforms.

Demonstrate successful teaching, including face-to-face and online.

Deliver site-based collaborative exchanges to teacher candidates, as required.

Complete the MEES (Missouri Educator Evaluation System) evaluation forms, as required for candidates' state certification, and ensure the clinical teachers complete theirs.


Required qualifications:
Master's degree in Education or related field with teacher certification.
Successful full-time school teaching experience for a minimum of 5 years, including teaching in PK-12 grades.
Demonstrated successful teacher leader or administration experience in a PK-12 setting and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a variety of professionals;
Excellent interpersonal communication skills (written, oral, technological).
Demonstrated high level of initiative and problem-solving.

Preferred qualifications:
Doctoral degree
Preferred areas of certification and experience: Elementary Education, Special Education and Literacy, physical education, ELL or Secondary Education Content (e.g. English, social studies, mathematics, science)
National Board Certified Teacher
Demonstrated strength in creating inclusive environments for students from diverse backgrounds
Local knowledge of schools and educational agencies

Inclusive Excellence Statement

As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri, UMSL is committed to maintaining a climate where all students, faculty, staff and visitors can explore their interests, refine their talents and flourish. Inclusive excellence is embedded in our strategic plan which focuses on actions to recruit and retain diverse students and employees and promote activities that encourage civil and constructive discourse, reasoned thought and sustained dialogue in an environment of inclusion, respect and appreciation.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

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  • Posted: 06/24/2022