Lecturer, Special Education

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



United States


School of Education, Lecturer (Special Education), Baltimore

Johns Hopkins University: School of Education


Baltimore, MD, 21218

Open Date

Apr 21, 2018


May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Johns Hopkins University School of Education invites applicants for the position of Lecturer (clinical faculty), with a focus on Special Education, supporting our partnership with the Urban Teachers program. The position will be based in the Baltimore area. 


Through this partnership with the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Urban Teachers offers a four-year teacher preparation program that results in the conferral of a Master’s of Science in Education degree with dual certification in a content area and special education. The mission of Urban Teachers is to prepare highly effective teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement in the nation’s highest-need schools 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.


We seek qualified candidates with expertise in the following content areas:


  • Special Education (elementary and/or secondary)


We currently are hiring for full-time and part-time lecturers to deliver coursework and provide coaching and mentoring support to program participants. Position hours range from 20 to 40 hours per week.



Roles and Responsibilities:


Urban Teachers Lecturers have practice-based responsibilities throughout the school year during the day as well as in the evening. Lecturers will:

  1. Teach program courses.
  2. Provide coaching support, give feedback, and evaluate participants.
  3. Attend professional development.
  4. Collaborate with colleagues.
  5. Work closely with Lead Clinical faculty and Director of Clinical Faculty to program an excellent program for candidates.

Lecturer Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead coursework by modeling best instructional practices, providing ongoing written and verbal feedback, supporting and grading assignments, and incorporating technology.
  • Conduct ongoing observation and feedback sessions at program participants’ “host schools” (field experience sites).
  • Evaluate participant performance through coaching visits to classroom.
  • Maintain appropriate data on all program participants.
  • Contribute to Urban Teachers’ professional community, including posting work, uploading videos of course instruction, attending meetings and professional development, and teaming with others in support of participants.
  • Provide ongoing feedback on the quality of curriculum and programmatic support.
  • Participate in personal professional growth in collaboration with Urban Teachers and our university partners.



A graduate degree (M.A. or higher) related to education; experience in urban public education as a teacher, staff developer, and/or administrator; extensive knowledge of the content and pedagogical content knowledge in the relevant discipline; skills in group facilitation and mentoring; experience with problem-solving/internship programs. 

Application Instructions

Application materials should include the following:

  • 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)
  • Educational background (i.e., degrees)
  • Information on teacher certification status
  • Three references (with contact information)
  • Fingerprinting and background check per state requirements

The interview process includes:

  • Interviewing both on the phone and in-person with Urban Teachers site team, content team, and/or university partners
  • Submitting a critique of a video of teaching
  • Developing a lesson plan on a core concept or topic
  • Submitting a content assessment task
  • Submitting application to university partner for approval

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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