Middle Years Literacy Methods: Part-Time Lecturer

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Middle Years Literacy Methods: Part-Time Lecturer

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Aug 02, 2022

The Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program at the University of Pennsylvania is recruiting a part-time lecturer to teach the course "Middle Years Literacy Methods." This course takes a practice-based approach to learning asset-based, student-centered and historically-responsive literacy practices for grade 4-8 educators. The courses focuses on how literacy practices can and should be situated in the communities where we teach and reflective of our students' identities using an intersectional lens. This course seeks to spark observation, analysis, and reflection that will guide middle school teachers to become lifelong learners who enacts antiracist and culturally sustaining pedagogical practices.

This position is part-time and non-tenure-track and involves in-person teaching; pay is competitive. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and will close once current positions are filled.

The Urban Teaching Apprenticeship master's program is a practice-focused program that prepares new teachers to enact student-centered learning and to use innovative teaching tools in urban schools, premised on the belief that children are curious, creative, and competent. Coursework and intensive field experiences build on content expertise and support the development of pedagogical content knowledge. Teachers leave the program inspired to use the power of teaching to deepen student learning, transform schools, and increase educational equity.

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/110468

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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