Contract Field Experience Associate (FEA) University of Alberta, Faculty of Education Canada

Contract Field Experience Associate (FEA)

 

Education, Undergraduate Student Services

Competition No.  -   

A112038497

Closing Date  -   

Apr 22, 2019

 

 

 

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Education, invites applications for a Contract Field Experience Associate position for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful applicant must possess an undergraduate degree; however a masters or doctorate degree in Education is preferred. Candidates must have successfully taught in Alberta’s K-12 Public Education system, possess relevant graduate coursework in education, and have experience in supporting our Field Experiences program. The contract will begin in late August 2019 and will conclude in early May 2020, with the possibility of renewal in future academic years. 

 

Contract Field Experience Associates (FEAs) are contract educators appointed to participate in the development and implementation of the Field Experience programs administered by the University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. The successful applicant will be directly employed by the University of Alberta, as part of the Field Experience team.  

 

The FEA team contributes to Faculty liaison activities, as well as being involved with students and staff in a variety of contexts: working with individual Student Teachers and University Facilitators, instructing students in accompanying undergraduate seminars, working with Mentor Teachers to prepare them for their responsibilities, and working with Field Experience partners in professional development activities. The Faculty, in designing and developing its programs, seeks to integrate theory with practice. FEAs play a key role in achieving this integration of on-campus coursework with the Field Experiences. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities 

Supporting Student Teachers

FEAs are involved in supporting Student Teachers in a variety of ways at different stages in the placement cycle. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing orientation and support to students related to the expectations and processes associated with the Field Experience.
  • Facilitating placements that accommodate extenuating circumstances.
  • Identifying supports and developing goals for students who have been unsuccessful in an attempt at a Field Experience.
  • Completing formal observations as part of the nomination process for awards.
  • Working with the various partners in the Field Experience to resolve problems that arise. 


Instructing/Teaching in the Undergraduate Program

FEAs are responsible for facilitating seminars in the Undergraduate Program. The specific responsibilities of a FEA will be assigned based on the needs of the Faculty of Education.

 

Providing leadership to a cohort of University Facilitators

FEAs determine school assignments for Edmonton area University Facilitators, act as group leaders for a cohort of University Facilitators, and conduct regular meetings with the cohort. FEAs provide in-services for University Facilitators, collect and review Weekly Visitation Records, and provide leadership to regional University Facilitators.

 

Assisting in program development and implementation enhancing undergraduate program

 

FEAs are involved in a range of other activities that relate to the planning and design of the Field Experiences program, including:

  • Participating in the preparation and delivery of events for Student Teachers and University Facilitators.
  • Assisting in the placement of Student Teachers.
  • Creating communication messages to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Communicating with and assisting with recruitment of schools and Mentor Teachers.
  • Providing in-service for Mentor Teachers and School Coordinators.
  • Developing and revising materials and communications associated with the Field Experiences.
  • Representing the Undergraduate Student Services unit and participating in other Undergraduate Student Services (USS) committee work.
  • Acting as liaison between the University and the field.


Required Qualifications

  • Significant experience supporting our Faculty’s Field Experience program.
  • Experience in providing effective leadership in an educational context.
  • Relevant graduate courses in Education.
  • Record of excellence in teaching in Alberta’s K-12 public education system.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License and access to a vehicle is required.


Desirable Qualifications      

  • History of professional involvement in such activities and organizations as ATA specialist councils, Alberta Education committees, school district committees, school committees, etc.
  • Masters or Doctorate in Education.
  • Current involvement with public education in some capacity.
  • Knowledge of tools within learning management systems (including e-Class), popular usage, and functionalities.
  • Knowledge about and experience in using educational technologies, in particular multimedia tools.


Application Information

All applicants are required to submit the following:

1. Cover letter

The cover letter should provide a brief summary of your qualifications.  As there may be the possibility of contract renewal in subsequent academic years, please express your interest in this regard in your cover letter.

2. Curriculum vitae (Resumé)

Applicants have considerable discretion in the manner in which they develop and present their curriculum vitae (resumé).

3. Two letters of recommendation

Two recent letters of reference are requested. References should be written by persons who have considerable knowledge of the applicant's work as a teacher and have good insights into the skills, attributes, and background needed for success as a Field Experience Associate. Letters should speak to the applicant's classroom teaching abilities, leadership activities in education, and experience and abilities related to nurturing the professional development of pre-service teachers. Letters of recommendation should be received by the application deadline.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the University of Alberta’s Academic Teaching Staff Agreement.


Please address applications and reference letters to:

Dr. Maryanne Doherty
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Services
Faculty of Education
1-107 Education North
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5


We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Education, invites applications for a Contract Field Experience Associate position for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful applicant must possess an undergraduate degree; however a masters or doctorate degree in Education is preferred. Candidates must have successfully taught in Alberta’s K-12 Public Education system, possess relevant graduate coursework in education, and have experience in supporting our Field Experiences program. The contract will begin in late August 2019 and will conclude in early May 2020, with the possibility of renewal in future academic years. 

Contract Field Experience Associates (FEAs) are contract educators appointed to participate in the development and implementation of the Field Experience programs administered by the University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. The successful applicant will be directly employed by the University of Alberta, as part of the Field Experience team.  

The FEA team contributes to Faculty liaison activities, as well as being involved with students and staff in a variety of contexts: working with individual Student Teachers and University Facilitators, instructing students in accompanying undergraduate seminars, working with Mentor Teachers to prepare them for their responsibilities, and working with Field Experience partners in professional development activities. The Faculty, in designing and developing its programs, seeks to integrate theory with practice. FEAs play a key role in achieving this integration of on-campus coursework with the Field Experiences. 


Roles and Responsibilities

 

  1. 1.       Supporting Student Teachers

FEAs are involved in supporting Student Teachers in a variety of ways at different stages in the placement cycle. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing orientation and support to students related to the expectations and processes associated with the Field Experience.
  • Facilitating placements that accommodate extenuating circumstances.
  • Identifying supports and developing goals for students who have been unsuccessful in an attempt at a Field Experience.
  • Completing formal observations as part of the nomination process for awards.
  • Working with the various partners in the Field Experience to resolve problems that arise.

 

  1. 2.       Instructing/Teaching in the Undergraduate Program

FEAs are responsible for facilitating seminarsin the Undergraduate Program. The specific responsibilities of a FEA will be assigned based on the needs of the Faculty of Education.

 

  1. 3.       Providing leadership to a cohort of University Facilitators

FEAs determine school assignments for Edmonton area University Facilitators, act as group leaders for a cohort of University Facilitators, and conduct regular meetings with the cohort. FEAs provide in-services for University Facilitators, collect and review Weekly Visitation Records, and provide leadership to regional University Facilitators.

  1. 4.       Assisting in program development and implementation enhancing undergraduate program

FEAs are involved in a range of other activities that relate to the planning and design of the Field Experiences program, including:

  • Participating in the preparation and delivery of events for Student Teachers and University Facilitators.
  • Assisting in the placement of Student Teachers.
  • Creating[GU1] communication messages to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Communicating with and assisting with recruitment of schools and Mentor Teachers.
  • Providing in-service for Mentor Teachers and School Coordinators.
  • Developing and revising materials and communications associated with the Field Experiences.
  • Representing the Undergraduate Student Services unit and participating in other Undergraduate Student Services (USS) committee work.
  • Acting as liaison between the University and the field.

 

Required qualifications

  • Significant experience supporting our Faculty’s Field Experience program.
  • Experience in providing effective leadership in an educational context.
  • Relevant graduate courses in Education.
  • Record of excellence in teaching in Alberta’s K-12 public education system.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License and access to a vehicle is required.

 

Desirable qualifications      

  • History of professional involvement in such activities and organizations as ATA specialist councils, Alberta Education committees, school district committees, school committees, etc.
  • Masters or Doctorate in Education.
    • Current involvement with public education in some capacity.
    • Knowledge of tools within learning management systems (including e-Class), popular usage, and functionalities.
    • Knowledge about and experience in using educational technologies, in particular multimedia tools.


Application Information

All applicants are required to submit the following:

1. Cover letter

The cover letter should provide a brief summary of your qualifications.  As there may be the possibility of contract renewal in subsequent academic years, please express your interest in this regard in your cover letter.

2. Curriculum vitae (Resumé)

Applicants have considerable discretion in the manner in which they develop and present their curriculum vitae.

3. Two letters of recommendation

Two recent letters of reference are requested. References should be written by persons who have considerable knowledge of the applicant's work as a teacher and have good insights into the skills, attributes, and background needed for success as a Field Experience Associate. Letters should speak to the applicant's classroom teaching abilities, leadership activities in education, and experience and abilities related to nurturing the professional development of pre-service teachers. Letters of recommendation should be received by the application deadline.

Along with your curriculum vitae (resumé), please apply online at the U of A Careers websitewith a cover letter outlining your qualifications and demonstrating your passion for teacher education and attach two letters of reference. As this contract position includes a possibility of renewal, please express your interest in this regard within your cover letter.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the University of Alberta’s Academic Teaching Staff Agreement.


Please address applications and reference letters to:

Dr. Maryanne Doherty
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Services
Faculty of Education
1-107 Education North
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5


We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 Roberta ~ does this capture our thoughts re communication expertise ~ looking forward to your response ~ thank you J

 

How to Apply

Apply Online

 

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

 

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

 

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Education, invites applications for a Contract Field Experience Associate position for the 2019-2020 academic year. The successful applicant must possess an undergraduate degree; however a masters or doctorate degree in Education is preferred. Candidates must have successfully taught in Alberta’s K-12 Public Education system, possess relevant graduate coursework in education, and have experience in supporting our Field Experiences program. The contract will begin in late August 2019 and will conclude in early May 2020, with the possibility of renewal in future academic years. 

 

Contract Field Experience Associates (FEAs) are contract educators appointed to participate in the development and implementation of the Field Experience programs administered by the University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. The successful applicant will be directly employed by the University of Alberta, as part of the Field Experience team.  

 

The FEA team contributes to Faculty liaison activities, as well as being involved with students and staff in a variety of contexts: working with individual Student Teachers and University Facilitators, instructing students in accompanying undergraduate seminars, working with Mentor Teachers to prepare them for their responsibilities, and working with Field Experience partners in professional development activities. The Faculty, in designing and developing its programs, seeks to integrate theory with practice. FEAs play a key role in achieving this integration of on-campus coursework with the Field Experiences. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities

 

  1. 1.       Supporting Student Teachers

FEAs are involved in supporting Student Teachers in a variety of ways at different stages in the placement cycle. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing orientation and support to students related to the expectations and processes associated with the Field Experience.

  • Facilitating placements that accommodate extenuating circumstances.

  • Identifying supports and developing goals for students who have been unsuccessful in an attempt at a Field Experience.

  • Completing formal observations as part of the nomination process for awards.

  • Working with the various partners in the Field Experience to resolve problems that arise.

 

  1. 2.       Instructing/Teaching in the Undergraduate Program

FEAs are responsible for facilitating seminarsin the Undergraduate Program. The specific responsibilities of a FEA will be assigned based on the needs of the Faculty of Education.

 

  1. 3.       Providing leadership to a cohort of University Facilitators

FEAs determine school assignments for Edmonton area University Facilitators, act as group leaders for a cohort of University Facilitators, and conduct regular meetings with the cohort. FEAs provide in-services for University Facilitators, collect and review Weekly Visitation Records, and provide leadership to regional University Facilitators.

 

  1. 4.       Assisting in program development and implementation enhancing undergraduate program

FEAs are involved in a range of other activities that relate to the planning and design of the Field Experiences program, including:

  • Participating in the preparation and delivery of events for Student Teachers and University Facilitators.

  • Assisting in the placement of Student Teachers.

  • Creating[GU1] communication messages to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Communicating with and assisting with recruitment of schools and Mentor Teachers.

  • Providing in-service for Mentor Teachers and School Coordinators.

  • Developing and revising materials and communications associated with the Field Experiences.

  • Representing the Undergraduate Student Services unit and participating in other Undergraduate Student Services (USS) committee work.

  • Acting as liaison between the University and the field.

 

Required qualifications

  • Significant experience supporting our Faculty’s Field Experience program.

  • Experience in providing effective leadership in an educational context.

  • Relevant graduate courses in Education.

  • Record of excellence in teaching in Alberta’s K-12 public education system.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License and access to a vehicle is required.

 

Desirable qualifications      

  • History of professional involvement in such activities and organizations as ATA specialist councils, Alberta Education committees, school district committees, school committees, etc.

  • Masters or Doctorate in Education.

    • Current involvement with public education in some capacity.
    • Knowledge of tools within learning management systems (including e-Class), popular usage, and functionalities.
    • Knowledge about and experience in using educational technologies, in particular multimedia tools.


Application Information

All applicants are required to submit the following:

1. Cover letter

The cover letter should provide a brief summary of your qualifications.  As there may be the possibility of contract renewal in subsequent academic years, please express your interest in this regard in your cover letter.

2. Curriculum vitae (Resumé)

Applicants have considerable discretion in the manner in which they develop and present their curriculum vitae.

3. Two letters of recommendation

Two recent letters of reference are requested. References should be written by persons who have considerable knowledge of the applicant's work as a teacher and have good insights into the skills, attributes, and background needed for success as a Field Experience Associate. Letters should speak to the applicant's classroom teaching abilities, leadership activities in education, and experience and abilities related to nurturing the professional development of pre-service teachers. Letters of recommendation should be received by the application deadline.

Along with your curriculum vitae (resumé), please apply online at the U of A Careers websitewith a cover letter outlining your qualifications and demonstrating your passion for teacher education and attach two letters of reference. As this contract position includes a possibility of renewal, please express your interest in this regard within your cover letter.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the University of Alberta’s Academic Teaching Staff Agreement.


Please address applications and reference letters to:

Dr. Maryanne Doherty
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Services
Faculty of Education
1-107 Education North
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

Roberta ~ does this capture our thoughts re communication expertise ~ looking forward to your response ~ thank you 


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