Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Lecturer (Literacy), Dallas/Fort Worth, TX in Dallas, Texas

Position: Lecturer (Literacy)

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Site

Johns Hopkins University School of Education invites applicants for the position of Lecturer (clinical faculty), with a focus on English Language Arts, supporting our partnership with the Urban Teachers program. The position will be based in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area.

Through this partnership with the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Urban Teachers offers a four-year teacher preparation program that results in the conferral of a Master’s of Science in Education degree with dual certification in a content area and special education. The mission of Urban Teachers is to prepare highly effective teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement in the nation’s highest-need schools by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state-of-the-art training, and linking their certification to their demonstration of effective teaching practices and skills.

We seek qualified candidates with expertise in Literacy (elementary and/or secondary)

Roles and Responsibilities:

Urban Teachers Lecturers have practice-based responsibilities throughout the school year during the day as well as in the evening. Lecturers will:

  • Teach program courses.

  • Provide coaching support, give feedback, and evaluate participants.

  • Attend professional development.

  • Collaborate with colleagues.

  • Work closely with Lead Clinical faculty and Director of Clinical Faculty to program an excellent program for candidates.

Lecturer Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead coursework by modeling best instructional practices, providing ongoing written and verbal feedback, supporting and grading assignments, and incorporating technology.

  • Conduct ongoing observation and feedback sessions at program participants’ “host schools” (field experience sites).

  • Evaluate participant performance through coaching visits to classroom.

  • Maintain appropriate data on all program participants.

  • Contribute to Urban Teachers’ professional community, including posting work, uploading videos of course instruction, attending meetings and professional development, and teaming with others in support of participants.

  • Provide ongoing feedback on the quality of curriculum and programmatic support.

  • Participate in personal professional growth in collaboration with Urban Teachers and our university partners.

A graduate degree (M.A. or higher) related to education; experience in urban public education as a teacher, staff developer, and/or administrator; extensive knowledge of the content and pedagogical content knowledge in the relevant discipline; skills in group facilitation and mentoring; experience with problem-solving/internship programs.

Application materials should include the following:

  • Vita that includes thorough information on prior employment related to education (especially any prior experience doing professional development, working with prospective teachers, or other work related to K-12 education)

  • Educational background (i.e., degrees)

  • Information on teacher certification status

  • Three references (with contact information)

  • Fingerprinting and background check per state requirements

The interview process includes:

  • Interviewing both on the phone and in-person with Urban Teachers site team, content team, and/or university partners

  • Submitting a critique of a video of teaching

  • Developing a lesson plan on a core concept or topic

  • Submitting a content assessment task

  • Submitting application to university partner for approval

Please contact Connie Kinsley, Director Human Resources, at, with any questions regarding the application process and contact Kathy Caballero at with any questions regarding the position expectation.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.