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CUNY CUNY Start Reading/Writing Instructor in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: CUNY Start Reading/Writing Instructor

Job ID: 22607

Location: Kingsborough Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Persons employed in the title of CUNY Start Instructor shall be assigned to teach and perform related functions as part of the CUNY Start program. The CUNY Start Instructors are full-time, non-tenure track positions. The CUNY Start Reading/Writing Instructor at Kingsborough Community College will report to the Program Manager.

Guidance to Writing Assistants

  • Refer and guide appropriate students to CUNY Start Writing Assistants for individual support

during and outside of class;

  • Model and provide writing assistance, as needed;

  • Provide guidance on areas of need for individual students;

  • Coordinate Writing Assistant’s schedule to ensure appropriate services and supports are in

place for students;

  • Advise Writing Assistant in his/her work responding to student writing;

  • Provide written and oral feedback about the Writing Assistant’s progress to R/W Curriculum and Professional Developers and Program Director;

Collaboration

  • Participate in weekly meetings with the Advisor and Math Instructor to discuss program- related issues as well as students’ strengths and challenges and to make collaborative decisions;

  • Work collaboratively with Core and other Support Instructors;

  • Attend and participate in professional development meetings facilitated by CUNY Start R/W

Curriculum and Professional Development team;

  • Prepare for, take part in, and help run orientation, student conferences, portfolio evaluation,

and recruitment, as appropriate;

II. Specific Responsibilities of CUNY Start Core Instructors (only)

  • Teach two CUNY Start R/W classes of approximately 25 students each, or 50 students per

semester, using the CUNY Start R/W curriculum;

  • Teach CUNY Start curriculum in a well-managed classroom that engages students in a manner

that is consistent with CUNY Start’s pedagogical approach(es) to support student learning and

academic development;

  • Comment on student papers to encourage development and revision;

  • Provide individual and small group assistance to students outside of class, as appropriate;

Specific Responsibilities of CUNY Start Support Instructors (only)

  • Assist CUNY Start Core or Lead Instructors in planning lessons and working with students;

  • Facilitate small group student interactions;

  • Assist students as they plan, revise and edit essays;

  • Comment on student papers to encourage development and revision;

  • Assist in and/or deliver CUNY Start curriculum in a well-managed classroom that engages

students in a manner that is consistent with CUNY Start’s approach(es) to support student

learning and academic development;

  • Provide individual and small group assistance to students outside of class, as appropriate;

  • Work regularly at up to three CUNY Start campuses;

  • Substitute and fill in for CUNY Start Instructors at designated campuses when needed;

  • Take over classroom instruction if CUNY Start Core or Lead Instructor is not able to complete

the semester;

  • Cover classes at additional campuses if emergency needs arise;

IV. CUNY Start Lead Teacher Differential at The City University of New York

Select CUNY Start Core Instructors who are experienced, highly skilled and well-versed in the CUNY Start R/W curriculum and pedagogical approaches may, at the discretion of program management, receive a Lead Instructor Differential to train Cooperating Teachers for CUNY Start. To receive the Lead Instructor salary differential, the CUNY Start Instructor teaches two CUNY Start class sections while providing training to one to three Cooperating Teachers. The Lead Differential is paid when the CUNY Start Instructor is providing lead work responsibilities as outlined below. The differential stops if/when the lead work responsibilities are no longer assigned to the CUNY Start Instructor.

Responsibilities of the CUNY Start Instructor determined to be a Lead Instructor:

In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of a Core Instructor, the Lead Instructor shall also fulfill

the following responsibilities:

Mentorship of Cooperating Reading/Writing Teacher(s)

  • Provide overall mentorship through modeling and articulating effective use of CUNY Start’s R/W

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curriculum and pedagogical practices;

  • Prepare for and facilitate weekly meetings where Cooperating Teachers discuss the curriculum

covered in the previous week in light of actual student work, role-play challenging scenarios,

and reflect on interactions in class, classroom set-up, and classroom management structures;

  • Assign appropriate sections of the CUNY Start curriculum for each Cooperating Teacher to lead

according to assessment of the Cooperating Teacher’s development and readiness;

  • Support Cooperating Teachers in preparing to teach lessons and parts of lessons;

  • Provide ongoing guidance to Cooperating Teachers in responding to student writing;

  • Provide feedback on the progress and performance of each Cooperating Teacher in

collaboration with CUNY Start’s R/W Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator(s)

and Program Director through regular coaching and occasional written feedback, including cowriting the end-of-semester evaluations

Collaboration

  • Participate in weekly meetings with the campus team, including Advisor and Math Instructors,

to discuss program-related issues as well as students’ strengths and challenges and to make

collaborative decisions regarding these matters;

  • Attend and participate in professional development meetings facilitated by CUNY Start R/W

Curriculum and Professional Development Team;

  • Engage in professional development observations, reflections and coaching conversations about

her/his teaching and meeting facilitation;

  • Collaborate with other CUNY Start Lead R/W Instructors to share experiences and provide

recommendations for curriculum and staff development;

  • Prepare for, take part in, and help run campus-based orientation, student conferences, portfolio evaluation, and recruitment as needed;

Other related duties as assigned.

V. Terms of Employment

  • The CUNY Start Reading/Writing Instructor may be assigned to work at any one of eight CUNY Start campuses during either the day and/or afternoon/evening programs. The CUNY Start Reading/Writing Support Instructor is expected to work at up to three college campuses to support Core and Lead CUNY Start Reading/Writing Instructors.

  • CUNY Start Reading/Writing Instructor positions are annual appointments which start and end in August. CUNY Start Reading/Writing Instructors are expected to work for 1,230 hours annually, which includes teaching and program days; annual leave will not accrue but will be taken when the Program is not in session.

  • In the event that the program’s enrollment target is not met, is reduced or a class (s) is eliminated because of unanticipated low enrollment at the college where the Instructor is mutually assigned, the CUNY Start Instructor may be required to take on special projects at different colleges or be required to teach at a different CUNY Start campus..

QUALIFICATIONS

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and such other qualifications as may be necessary for the satisfactory performance of his/her instructional functions.

At the discretion of program management, Core Instructors who are appointed to train Cooperating Teachers will receive a “Lead Teacher” differential. Responsibilities and expectations for Core, Support and Lead Instructors are found below:

I. Requirements of Core and Support Instructors:

  • Thorough training in and understanding of CUNY Start R/W curriculum, pedagogical approach, and other aspects of the CUNY Start program;

  • Teaching experience, including at least one semester of experience as a CUNY Start Cooperating Teacher;

  • Ability to travel to multiple CUNY Start campuses;

  • Ability to receive and incorporate feedback; • Excellent communication and organizational skills;

  • Ability to collaborate in various team settings while also working independently;

  • Experience working with diverse, urban populations preferred;

  • Strong desire to be part of a dynamic and developing college transition program;

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum, master’s degree preferred.

COMPENSATION

$53,833 - $56,957

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID 22607 or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.

CLOSING DATE

August 7, 2021

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