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Director Clinical Education

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Career Development and Services
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: No

Provide Rank: N/A

Position Number: 008181

Department: College of Education - 260000

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must hold a Master's degree.
  • Must have had 3 years of public school teaching experience.
  • Experience in teacher preparation.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in the exchange of information with students, faculty, staff, and P-12 partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role or coaching beginning teachers.
  • Understands how field experiences tie into teacher education and the preparation of future teachers.
License/Certification Required

North Carolina Teaching license preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree.
  • Demonstrated experience as a director or administrator in a related field.
  • Experience with budgets.
  • Experience in a Higher Education setting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for all field experiences that are required for all education majors. This includes Professional Core field experiences, content-based field experiences, International Student Teaching, and Clinical internships (student teaching). This position also serves as the edTPA Coordinator.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
  • Coordinating the placement of all Professional Core field experiences, content-based/methods course field experiences, and clinical internship (student teaching) for all education majors.
  • Implementation and guidance of edTPA for all teacher education majors.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Teacher Education on the field experiences for the Professional Core courses. This includes ensuring that the courses and field components are interconnected.
  • Collaborating with the Coordinator of Clinical Internships to offer informational meetings and determine placement decisions for student teachers.
  • Records grades for all students enrolled in Clinical Internship (student teaching) each semester.
  • Attend North Carolina Educator Preparation Field Director meetings, NC edTPA regional meetings, and other state and regional meetings as appropriate.
  • Hire and provide professional development for all field supervisors.
  • Manage field experience budgets.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: $70,000

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position at a university.

Posting Date: 10/07/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 01/04/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the required documents:
  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest addressing how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Diversity
  • List of 3 References with Contact Information
Search Chair Name
Monica Lambert

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187
Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144
ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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