Associate Professor of Practice in Secondary English Education

  • Worcester, MA USA
  • Education
  • Clark University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program
  • January 2024 until filled
  • Carmen Ocon
  • Worcester, MA USA
  • Education
  • Clark University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program
  • January 2024 until filled
  • Carmen Ocon

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The Education Department invites applications for Associate Professor of Practice in Secondary English Education. We seek a candidate specializing in English literacy education, adolescent/youth literacies, critical pedagogical practices, and culturally sustaining pedagogies.

The successful candidate must have earned a doctorate by August 2024 in English Education, English, or a closely related field such as Literacy Education or Curriculum and Instruction. A minimum of 3 years of secondary school experience teaching ethnically-, culturally-, and linguistically-diverse urban youth is also required. In addition, the candidate must have prior experience in fostering equitable student achievement in English and literacy in the context of teacher preparation education, mentoring pre-service and in-service teachers in urban schools, and/or work in partnership with university, public school teachers, and community members.

• Expertise in teacher preparation practices, critical literacies, multilingual literacies, critical race theory, and/or teaching students with special needs.
• Experience teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate settings, or community education partnerships.

The candidate will join a faculty team dedicated to teacher education that integrates school-community partnership in an urban neighborhood, and works in solidarity with youth, teachers, and community. We value a candidate that can demonstrate the ability to build trusting, long-term relationships with colleagues, teachers, youth, and community members. Through their work and scholarship, the successful candidate will contribute to the department’s and university’s goals to broaden our efforts and engagement on diversity, access, and equity.

Responsibilities will include: a) teaching method courses focused on the practice of Secondary English and Literacy Education; b) direct guidance and mentoring of a cohort of Master of Arts in Teaching students as they develop their secondary English practice during a full time two-semester teaching practicum internship; c) supporting partner school English teachers and alumni in their pedagogical practice and professional development; d) contributing to the ongoing building of interdisciplinary synergies within the Education Department and the wider university community; and e) the option to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in related ELA areas.

The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate Professor of Practice, an academic-year position with an opportunity for summer teaching in the Master of Arts in Teaching program (Professors of Practice at Clark have full faculty status and are appointed for three-year renewable terms with full expectation and support for renewal and opportunities for promotion to Full Professor of Practice).

The position of Associate Professor of Practice in Secondary English affords an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the Education Department’s recognized work in urban teacher education (Clark University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program was the first to earn state approval “with distinction.”). For more information, go to

Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full time faculty that include: paid time off, retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and full tuition for qualifying dependents, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the LINK below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

• Letter of application describing your experiences, interests, and qualifications;
• A “Contributions to Diversity” statement that reflects how your teaching, mentoring, research, and service (formal or informal), or other aspects of your work or lived experience attends to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the context of urban schools and/or teacher education;
• A personal artifact of teaching practice (e.g., a course syllabus, a professional development workshop, and/or a video exemplar reflecting your practice) and a description of how this artifact reflects your beliefs about powerful teaching practice in English and literacy education;
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Contact information for 3 references (at least one school-based). *Note that letter writers will be asked to provide letters only for applicants under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so.

Full consideration of applications have started and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Please send general inquiries to Dr. Carmen Ocón, Search Committee Chair ([email protected]).

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