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Director of Teacher Education - Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE)

Position overview

Position title: Director of Teacher Education - Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE)
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open date: December 21, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

With a commitment to excellence and diversity, the UC San Diego Department of Education Studies ( seeks a dynamic and forward-looking Director of Teacher Education/Lecturer with Security of Employment (Associate Teaching Professor) in Teacher Education starting July 1, 2023 to sustain and build upon our regional and national reputation. The department offers outstanding programs at the undergraduate, teacher credential, and graduate levels. The excellence of our programs is built on our participation in and collaboration with our diverse school communities by promoting and creating justice-oriented learning environments. The M.Ed/Teacher Education Program offers credentials in Multiple Subject Education, Single Subject Education (Science, Mathematics, ELA, and World Languages), Bilingual Authorization, and MA-ASL in American Sign Language - English Bilingual Education.

The teaching faculty series at UC San Diego carries equivalent rights and responsibilities to the more traditional UC San Diego research-focused faculty series. Faculty in this series are expected to place a stronger emphasis on teaching and scholarly activity related to education than on traditional disciplinary research activities ( The normal teaching load for Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE) faculty is six courses per year. As the emphasis of this position is on teaching and leadership of the TEP program, it will have a reduced teaching load of up to four undergraduate or graduate courses over three quarters each year.

The Director is expected to provide executive leadership and administrative oversight for curriculum and instruction across all teacher education programs; to coordinate and write reports, program proposals, and assessments of the teacher education programs and courses as part of the CTC accreditation process; manage the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) process; to manage the budget; to contribute to and participate in district partnerships and other community outreach; to represent TEP on college, university, community, state, and national committees and councils; to participate in fundraising and professional development initiatives; to engage with students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders in formal and informal settings; and collaborate with the UC San Diego CalTeach Program. The Director is expected to monitor student progress and concerns, in collaboration with faculty and Student Affairs staff. Coordination for student teaching includes organizing initial student/Intern teacher placements for all Master's/Credential students and providing administrative oversight.

The ideal candidate for this position has strong executive leadership skills, a collaborative nature, is a problem-solver and strong advocate for public schools, and a highly-competent instructor. This position involves teaching course curricula that consists of individuation, collaboration, and opportunities to learn the complexities of education across the spectrum of PreK-12 school settings. Other responsibilities for this position will include participating in department and university service commitments. A successful applicant must have a thorough understanding of state credentialing licensure and accreditation as set forth by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application."



Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)
  • Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Education or Ph.D. in a related social science discipline
  • K-12 public school teaching experience of at least 6 years;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in K-12 at the school site, district, university, county, or state level of at least 6 years;
  • Strong demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity-access-opportunity, and culturally-sustaining education;
  • Background in multicultural teacher education;
  • Knowledge of current California K-12 practices and policies;
  • Knowledge of multicultural education for social justice and transformative frameworks in education
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience with existing networks of educators and organizations in the San Diego region, including experience across multiple and single subject contexts
  • Collaborative work linking a university and its local education community.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and sustaining working relationships with faculty, staff and community partnerships;
  • Experience with teacher education accrediting agencies and processes;
  • Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Experience with developing programs, research and service opportunities to enhance student learning;
  • Demonstrated experience of involvement with local, state, regional, national, and/or international organizations concerned with teacher education;
  • Experience managing budgets and personnel;
  • Experience writing proposals and/or serving as a principal investigator for externally funded efforts in teacher education or related fields;
  • University and/or K-12 teaching experience with traditionally underserved students.
  • Experience in bilingual or special education.
  • Evidence of scholarly work and publications in teacher education.
  • Experience or evidence of innovation in teacher education, such as modes of delivery, international and binational contexts, and clinical practice.
  • Past experience leading groups of teachers or other educators in an administrative or supportive role.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter which addresses professional activity, teaching, and service, including how your professional activities apply to educational leadership.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA