Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a large, nationally ranked urban research university located in the heart of Indianapolis. We desire candidates with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion who will contribute through research, teaching, and service to the university, community, and profession. IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. We actively seek applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.
Elementary Education: Teacher Pre-Service University Supervisor
Posted: June 13, 2016
IUPUI’s elementary teacher education program is designed to produce critically conscious teachers who can successfully teach in urban communities. Program faculty collaborate with local urban schools to develop partnerships that offer critical clinical experiences from the beginning of the four semester program through student teaching. These experiences are intentionally designed to explore both the racial and other social injustices perpetuated by schools, as well as the often-ignored strengths of urban communities and families. Our aim is to produce teachers who can challenge these inequities and teach for social justice in urban schools.
Currently, we are seeking experienced urban elementary educators (masters degree in elementary education or related field with qualifying experience) to supervise groups of 12-15 pre-service elementary teachers as they student teach during the 2016-2017 school year. Student teaching supervisors must be skilled at both identifying racial and other inequities that exist in schools, and supporting IUPUI student teachers in challenging pervasive deficit views that often accompany these inequities. They are responsible for providing student teachers with critical feedback around how teacher actions support or do not support equitable instruction, social justice, and positive teacher and student identity development including racial identity development.
A university supervisor is responsible for the following:
- Visiting student teachers one-day a week during the first six weeks of each semester. The program coordinator will determine the day of the week in consultation with the supervisor.
- Visiting student teachers two to three days a week (with flexible hours, during the school day) during weeks 8-15 of the semester. During this time a minimum of two formal evaluations and two informal evaluations of student teaching are completed. Guidelines and forms for these observations are provided.
- Organizing and facilitating a 1-2 hour student teaching seminar, which meets 6 times per semester (total of 10 hours), to debrief as a group on student teaching. Guidelines for seminars are provided.
- Organizing and leading a “check in meeting” with the mentor teachers (teachers who are hosting our pre-service teachers) once during the semester, which can take place individually with mentor teachers or at the grade level.
- Collecting end of the semester paperwork from mentor teachers and, if applicable, assisting with placements for the next semester.
Elementary Mathematics Education Instructors
Posted: June 13, 2016
IUPUI’s elementary teacher education program is designed to produce teachers who can challenge inequities and teach for social justice in urban schools. The program includes courses during students’ freshmen and sophomore year in which prospective teachers begin to gain critical consciousness about elementary grades students’ knowledge and the way teachers can support or impede the growth of this knowledge. We use these courses as an opportunity for our prospective teachers to examine biases they may have and to situate these biases within the larger systemic issues of inequity that currently exist in schools.
Currently, we are seeking experienced mathematics instructors (masters degree in elementary or secondary education with a focus on mathematics or related qualifying experience) to teach a freshmen/sophomore level course whose focus is on understanding K-6 students’ mathematical reasoning, and how teachers can support the growth of this reasoning. The format of the course is to watch video of student reasoning, unpack this reasoning, and then for the prospective teachers to use this reasoning to solve novel mathematical problems. The course also examines biases that prospective teachers may have about how students “should reason”, and to discuss how these biases may be shaped by students’ race, gender, or (dis)ability status. The curriculum for the course is already developed and an instructor would be assigned a full-time faculty mentor to support in implementing the curriculum.
An instructor is responsible for the following:
- Preparing actively for teaching the course.
- Teaching the course twice a week. The course meets during the school day (8am-4pm). We have courses available either on MW or on TR.
- Grading assignments and exams for the course.
- Holding regular office hours to meet with students.
Experienced Elementary Educator - Literacy Methods for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers
Posted: December 9, 2015
IUPUI is looking for an experienced elementary educator (masters degree or PhD. in elementary/literacy education or related field with qualifying experience) to teach a literacy methods course for pre-service elementary teachers during spring 2016 semester. The course is the third of three literacy methods courses that pre-service teachers at IUPUI take. The first two literacy methods courses focus on methods for literacy instruction for grades K-2 and methods for literacy instruction for grades 3-6. The third literacy methods course, and the one IUPUI is seeking an instructor for, focuses on:
- Methods and tools for identifying and working with students who are experiencing literacy difficulties.
- On-going assessment as part of the teaching-learning process.
- Developing a critical stance towards literacy through examining biases that can occur in the teaching-learning process.
The course meets on Wednesdays from 9AM-4:15PM for the first eight weeks of the semester (1/11/15 through 3/7/15). Please contact Erik Tillema at email@example.com or (317) 274-6821 if you are interested.
Currently there are no open Staff Positions. Please check back at a later date for future positions.
Part-time Hourly Positions
Posted: June 30, 2015
We are currently seeking qualified pre-service or in-service teachers (students in the program are welcome to apply). As a tutor, you will help prepare college juniors to take the CASA tests (teacher education entrance exams) and teacher education graduates to take the CORE tests (teacher licensing exams). Along with a team of tutors, you will staff a test preparation center located in the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) of the School of Education.