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Lead Clinical Faculty, Literacy Education DFW Site

Johns Hopkins University
Dallas, Texas, United States
18 days ago


Status: Full Time

The Department of Innovative Teaching and Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (JHU SOE) invites applicants for the full time position of Lecturer (Lead Clinical Faculty), with a focus on literacy education, supporting our partnership with the Urban Teachers (UT) program. The School of Education ranks #17 among the nation's finest graduate education programs according to the latest ranking from U.S. News and World Report, and Johns Hopkins is ranked #11 in the global ranking of all universities. As described by the School of Education's vision here, JHU SOE is committed to addressing growing societal and educational inequity, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.  The position will be based in the Dallas area. 

Through this partnership with UT, JHU SOE offers a two-year Master of Science in Education degree that is integrated into a four-year teacher preparation program that results in the degree as well as dual certification in a content area and special education. The mission of UT is to improve educational and life outcomes of children in urban schools by preparing culturally competent, effective career teachers who accelerate student achievement and disrupt systems of racial and socioeconomic inequity.  UT accomplishes this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state-of-the-art training, and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective teaching practices and skills.  UT residents and teachers will provide the necessary proof points to make a national case for educator effectiveness and accountability.  Learn more about Urban Teachers at

Roles and Responsibilities:

Lead Clinical Faculty serve two main roles. First, they support an evidence-based field experience model of teacher preparation through coaching, providing feedback, and evaluating Clinical Faculty.  Lead Clinical Faculty will:

1. Supervise, coach, and evaluate discipline-specific clinical instructional faculty via observation and feedback on teaching and instructional coaching.

  • Meet with Clinical Faculty regularly to discuss participant issues and content (either teaching content or coaching content).
  • Maintain observation and mentoring log for each Clinical Faculty member. Meet with Director of Clinical Faculty weekly to review this data and monitor the progress of Clinical Faculty members individually and collectively.
  • Complete final evaluation of each faculty member at end of semester or school year and collaborate with Director of Clinical Faculty around contract renewal.

2. Develop and enact professional development in consultation with the Director of Clinical Faculty.

3. Act as site lead for content area, including providing ongoing feedback on the quality of curriculum and programmatic support. Participate in course revisions in collaboration with other faculty and the UT Literacy Education Content Director

 Second, they are a core part of the site team and serve as the liaison between their content-area faculty, the Director of Clinical Faculty, and the Site Director. Lead Clinical Faculty will:

1. Coach program participants using observation guidelines and frequency established by the UT national office.

2. Lead coursework by modeling best instructional practices, providing ongoing written and verbal feedback, supporting and grading assignments, and incorporating technology.

3. Support faculty with specific aspects of their job (e.g., guidance on pedagogy, coaching on teaching and coaching systems).

4. Coordinate planning of summer and school year programming with the Director of Clinical Faculty and the Urban Teachers Executive Director, Assistant Director, and national office.

5. Coordinate staffing of school year with Director of Clinical Faculty and assist with building the coursework schedule.

6. Meet regularly with faculty to discuss performance of program participants and share strengths and concerns with Director of Clinical Faculty and Urban Teachers site leadership

7. Participate in meetings and professional development with UT site and national teams.

8. Perform duties as needed (e.g., data analysis, materials management, maintaining digital content, teaching, coaching).

9. Collaborate with the UT national Curriculum and Professional Development team.


A graduate degree (M.A. or higher) related to education; experience in public PK-12 urban public education as a teacher; at least three years of experience as a staff developer and/or administrator; extensive knowledge of the content and pedagogical content knowledge in the relevant discipline; experience in group facilitation and mentoring; experience with internship programs; ability to work as a member of a high-functioning team.

Application materials should include the following:

  • A letter of interest
  • Vita that includes thorough information on prior employment related to education (especially any prior experience doing professional development, working with prospective teachers, or other work related to K-12 education), and educational background (i.e., degrees) 
  • Information on teacher certification status 
  • Three references (with contact information) 

The interview process includes:

  • Interviewing both on the phone and in-person with JHU faculty and Urban Teachers site team and content team
  • Submitting a course session plan on a core concept or topic
  • Completing a content assessment

Application Instructions

 To Apply:

Applicants must provide requested application materials to Please contact Christina Kubilius, Senior HR Coordinator, at, with any questions regarding the application process and contact Katie Eisel, Director of Clinical Faculty at with any questions regarding the position expectations.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer, as is our partner Urban Teachers, and is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.  Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke free workplace.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63877874
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Lead Clinical Faculty, Literacy Education DFW Site
  • Company Name For Job: Johns Hopkins University
  • Job Function: Education
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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