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Position: Lecturer - School of Education

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2HA – Department not found Full-time A98477

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Assistant Professor - Elementary Education Wasatch, the  Lecturer - School of Education will: create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities; provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff; promote the general wellbeing of the department and the college, and collective and individual interest of its staff and student body; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values and vision adopted by UVU.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary reading methods, elementary language arts methods, language and literacy for ESL, and other courses that meet program needs.
  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives and student outcomes for each course taught.
  • Prepare all instructional materials (to include course syllabi, exams, readings, instructions, visual aids, and other materials) in electronic and paper formats.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current records concerning student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Effectively and accurately participate in the School of Education accreditation process.
  • Engage in scholarly activities and produce scholarly work.
  • Serve as chair or member of graduate committees.
  • Supervise student teachers, field work students, and interns.
  • Maintain currency and improve professionally in the content and pedagogy of courses taught.
  • Provide service to the University and community.
  • Attend assigned meetings, maintain office hours, and uphold a student centered approach to education.
  • Develop positive relationships with colleagues and public school teachers and administrators.
  • Uphold professional and ethical standards.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Provide own transportation to teaching and supervisory assignments.
  • Periodically will be assigned to teach at the Wasatch campus



Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned doctorate in elementary reading instruction methods, elementary literacy instruction methods, or  elementary education or teacher education with an emphasis in reading/literacy teaching methods; two years of successful K-6 teaching experience, and/or; two years of successful college/university level teaching experience. Preferred current teaching license in elementary education.

  • Knowledge of and experience in teaching courses in the area of reading/literacy methods instruction with applications to K-6 settings.
  • Knowledge and skill in current instructional theory, methods, strategies and techniques.
  • Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a diverse group. 
  • Ability to apply multimedia hardware/software in classroom teaching

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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