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Clinical Instructor - School & Community Experiences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, 61820
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Clinical Instructor

School and Community Experiences

College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School and Community Experiences, in the College of Education, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeks Clinical Instructors to serve as direct supervisors of teacher candidates during their field experiences. These part-time positions will be between zero to 80% time, depending on the load. The Clinical Instructors are responsible for coordination of the overall supervision throughout the semester.

Clinical supervisors make classroom observations of the student teachers and offer support and guidance to the cooperating teachers. The supervisor is also the major communication link between the placement school and the College of Education. Supervisors will meet regularly with School and Community Experiences (SCE) staff and have frequent communications with the methods instructors.
  1. Serving as liaison among student teachers, cooperating teachers, course instructors, and SCE staff.
  2. Observing student teachers during the field experience. The clinical instructor will also conduct goal-setting, pre-observation, and reflective post-observation conferences. A minimum of formal observations will be made for each placement experience.
  3. Providing oral and written feedback to teacher candidates after each formal observation.
  4. Stimulating reflective thinking about teacher candidates' objectives, goals, strategies, and progress.
  5. Working collaboratively with cooperating teachers and SCE staff to enact established remediation processes for teacher candidates who need assistance in order to successfully complete program expectations.
  6. Coordinating the evaluation of teacher candidates with the cooperating teachers and the teacher candidate himself/herself.
  7. Facilitating seminars for teacher candidates in select geographic areas, as requested.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's degree or higher in education; or extensive previous clinical supervision experience or specialized training in high-needs content areas
  • Teacher licensure
  • Minimum of three (3) years of classroom teaching; considerable classroom teaching experience preferred
Appointment Information
These part-time positions will be dependent upon student load, appointed
on a per-semester basis.  The expected start date for Spring is January
16, 2024 and Fall is August 16, 2024. Salary is commensurate with

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this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered.  For full consideration, upload a cover letter that addresses your interest in supervising as a Clinical Instructor, area(s) of expertise, possible courses or content areas for which you are qualified, curriculum vita, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three references. Complete applications must be submitted by 6:00 P.M. (CST) October 15,2023 for the Spring 2024 semester and 6:00 P.M. (CST) on June 14, 2024 for Fall 2024 semester.

For further information regarding the position, you may contact Cara Gutzmer at

About the University and College
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading public
universities in the world, with a student enrollment of more than
50,000 and nearly 3,000 faculty. The campus is renowned for creating
architectural accessibility (curb cuts were born here), wheelchair
athletics, and accessible higher education for individuals with
disabilities. Our vibrant and diverse community of 130,000 offers the
residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent
cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life, with a cost of
living lower than the U.S. average. The University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment
in the Champaign-Urbana area. Please visit the dual academic career webpage for more information.
College of Education was one of the first in the country to prepare
teachers in special education. The College is comprised of faculty
across four departments with active research agendas. Altogether, the
College of Education has $53,000,000 in active grant funding from
federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH, OSEP, IES). The College of
Education offers: a history of collaboration with schools to conduct
research; technology support and infrastructure; and doctoral programs
wherein students assist with research.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1013250

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