Instructor of Education Professions

McNeese State University

United States

October 22, 2021


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    Department or College - Department of Education Professions

    McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Instructor in the Department of Education Professions. This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, non-tenure track position. The appointment begins in January 2022.

    Position Number: F99969

    Position Description and Responsibilities

    The Instructor is responsible for functions related to teaching 15 hours of coursework, advising, and supporting various college initiatives including district partnerships. Additionally, the instructor will perform the responsibilities of a site coordinator which includes the following roles: (1) the liaison between the university and school district, (2) instructors for college courses and mentor teacher trainings, and (3) instructional coaches for the teacher candidates.

    The Instructor will work closely with

  • Burton College of Education Accreditation Specialist, on major assessment data collection and analysis requirements for national accreditation.
  • Team Lead for Site Coordinators, to be trained as a site coordinator. Site coordinators serve three major roles. They serve as (1) the liaison between the university and school district, (2) instructors for college courses and mentor teacher trainings, and (3) instructional coaches for the teacher candidates.
  • Qualifications

    Required :

  • Earned a master's degree in education at the time of appointment
  • Valid Teaching License with certification in the area of early childhood (Pk-3) education
  • 3-to-5 years of early childhood teaching experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with Common Core State Standards or equivalent
  • Experience working with high-quality curriculum
  • Evidence of application of technology in the classroom
  • Experience working with high needs students and/or traditionally underserved populations of students
  • Experience with developing high-quality teachers/teacher candidates
  • Mentor Teacher Certified or willing to complete Mentor Teacher certification within first year employed. This certification is required to fulfill the site coordinator portion of the job description
  • CLASS certified or willing to be certified within first year employed
  • Preferred :

  • Act 108 of the Louisiana Legislature relates to early literacy training in the science of reading. Completion of or current enrollment in a state- approved training.
  • Evidence of knowledge and implementation of Co-teaching, Providing Quality Verbal and Written Academic Feedback, and effective coaching practices
  • Certification and experience in elementary grades 1-5
  • Certified in English as a Second Language
  • Evidence in supporting teachers/teacher candidates with implementing high- quality curriculum
  • Evidence of leadership in professional development
  • Experience with data-driven instructional decision making
  • University teaching experience
  • Knowledge of standard requirements: Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching (LCET), Louisiana Teacher Preparation Competencies, and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards, High Leverage Practices (HLP)
  • Evidence of collaboration with stakeholders, such as students, teachers, districts/parishes
  • All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.


    45,000; opportunities for summer teaching may be available.


    Review of applications will begin October 22, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

    Application Materials and Contact

    For the application process, applicants should electronically submit: Letter of Application , Resume , References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three), and Unofficial Transcripts ). Please submit the required documents to:

    Fara Seal, Lead Site Coordinator & Chair at:

    Additional Information

    McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

    McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

    Louisiana Revised Statute 42:31-“Eligibility requirements for certain unclassified employees”-requires any person hired or employed in an unclassified position, whose annual salary or rate of compensation is equal to or exceeds one hundred thousand dollars, provide proof to his public employer that he has been issued a Louisiana driver's license and that all vehicles registered in his name are registered in Louisiana within thirty days of being hired or employed at such salary.

    McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required. Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Office of Human Resources: Voice: (337) 475-5102; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5104; or

    Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337) 475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.