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College of Education: Department of Curriculum & Instruction - Clinical Instructor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, 61820
Teacher Education - Early Childhood
College of Education:  Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Specialized Faculty - Clinical Instructor

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction, in the College of Education, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, seeks Clinical Instructors for the Early Childhood Professional Education (ECPE) program to serve as field supervisors for teacher candidates. These part-time positions will be between zero to 80% of the time, depending on the load. The need for Clinical Instructors across the state of Illinois exists, particularly in larger cities and metropolitan areas, such as Chicago, St. Louis, and Springfield, while limited needs exist in smaller cities and rural areas. For a full list of programs offered please visit our website at

Clinical supervisors observe and support teacher candidates in their placements and offer support and guidance to the cooperating teachers through a series of visits to classrooms each semester. Supervisors serve as liaisons between student teachers, cooperating teachers, course instructors, and ECPE staff.

Responsibilities of Clinical Instructors who work as field supervisors:
  1. Observe early childhood students in their field experiences in-person and/or by synchronous video throughout the semester. Each semester the clinical instructor will conduct 4-6 observations for each teacher candidate, as well as pre-observation and reflective post-observation conferences.
  2. Provide oral and written feedback to early childhood teacher candidates after each observation.
  3. Stimulate reflective thinking about early childhood teacher candidates' objectives, goals, strategies, and progress.
  4. Work collaboratively with cooperating teachers and ECPE staff to enact established remediation processes for teacher candidates who need assistance to successfully complete program expectations.
  5. Coordinate the evaluation of teacher candidates with cooperating teachers.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Master's degree or higher in education
  • Teacher licensure: early childhood (birth to grade 2) preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years of classroom teaching; considerable experience in birth to grade 2 preferred.
Salary and appointment information: 

These positions will be filled each semester based on course enrollments and teaching needs for the department. These positions are hired between zero and 80% of the time and will not include benefits. Part-time clinical instructors are hired to serve as field supervisors for teacher candidates and are paid $140 per visit, an expectation of 4 - 6 visits per assignment. 

To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at  A complete application will include the following: 
*          A cover letter expressing your interest in supervising as a Clinical Instructor, including your area(s) of expertise
*          A curriculum vita, or resume
*          Names and contact information of three professional references.  

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 6:00 pm (CST) on June 15, 2024.  Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Anne Pradzinski at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The 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 College of Education 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, 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: 1023867
Job Category: Faculty
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