University Supervisor - School of Teaching and Learning

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Classification Title Adjunct Faculty
Working Title University Supervisor - School of Teaching and Learning
Department School of Teaching and Learning
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Position Summary

The School of Teaching and Learning often, but not always, has the need for part-time university supervisor positions.

We invite applications to be submitted for these potential openings.

This position is a contract position for the supervision of individual interns and student teachers and are offered on a semester by semester term.

The university supervisor is responsible for communicating university expectations to the WCU student and cooperating teacher.

The university supervisor supports the development of the student by observing, providing feedback, and maintaining open communication with the student, cooperating teacher, academic supervisor, principal, Program Coordinator, Lead University Supervisor, and Director of Field Experiences as needed.

University supervisors generally visit students in their placements three times during Internship I and five times during Internship II or student teaching.

These postings are continuous in order to develop a qualified pool of interested candidates. If your academic area or interest/expertise meets the programmatic needs of WCU at any time, you will be contacted to discuss proposed teaching opportunities.

Minimum qualifications for serving as internship supervisor:
1.) doctoral or master’s degree from an accredited institution in the teaching field.
2.) strong classroom experience within K-12.
3.) strong reputation as an educator and/or classroom teacher.
4.) NC licensure (or eligibility) in applicable area.
5.) ability to use technology in the performance of responsibilities.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or a master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in teaching discipline).
Strong classroom experience within K-12.
NC licensure (or eligibility) in applicable area.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Posting Text

Open Date 10/26/2015
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letters of Recommendation (applicant attached)

Supplemental Questions

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