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Penn State Altoona
  • Position Number: 1908005
  • Location: Altoona, PA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Elementary

Supervisor of Pre-Service Teachers & Instructor in Education

The Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences at Penn State Altoona invites applications for a full-time instructor in education/field practicum supervisor to work with the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Program. This position provides field-based supervision of preK-4th grade pre-student and student teachers in local and regional elementary schools.

The field supervision component includes observing and assessing pre-student and student teachers in classroom settings, as well as teaching after school/evening seminars. Supervisors also work with classroom mentor teachers to support preservice teacher development and collaborate with university faculty to coordinate course experiences.

Successful candidates will work collaboratively with other faculty to support our mission of ensuring the highest quality undergraduate education. Candidates must be student-centered and open to innovative program delivery using technology. Candidates will also be expected to participate in student recruitment and retention, and program assessment. Additional teaching opportunities will be based on program need and candidate qualifications.


At the time of hire, candidates must have a Master's degree in education or related field. Successful candidates will also have a minimum of 5 years of elementary classroom teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with

1) Teaching experience at the post-secondary level

2) Experience working in a Professional Development School (PDS) setting

3) Those with background/specialization in a content area (i.e. social studies, reading, etc.) or holding special certificates (ESL, STEM, etc.) or certifications.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. Application materials include: letter of application establishing qualifications for the position; a current resume; statement of teaching philosophy; three letters of recommendation, and transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview).

This is a Fixed Term 1 position funded for one year with an opportunity for re-funding. Apply online at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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