Practicum Instructor – Teacher Education Intermediate Senior Year 1 Edbe 8d01

Brock University

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May 3, 2021

Job Title: Practicum Instructor (I/S), EDBE 8D01

The Faculty of Education is deeply committed to both the process and goal of social justice, including critical inquiry, inclusive practices, and equitable participation. We prioritize approaches, leadership and curricula that make central issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and disability in an effort to challenge historical and ongoing forms of oppression and marginalization in school and society.

Overview: The two instructors co-teaching EDBE 8D01 will professionally bring to life the content and knowledge by implementing curriculum and teaching approaches that engage students in conversations on educational inclusion and equity and pedagogy. Practicum Instructors (PI) are expected to be aware of a variety of critical practices relevant to their field/subject area that can support all students, attend to our unconscious biases, and encourage inclusivity. In addition, PIs will exemplify competencies relevant to specific methods and foundations courses being taught while modeling the Standards of Practice and Ethical Standards of the Ontario College of Teachers. As this is a co-instructional position, the PIs will also possess strong collaborative skills. The Practicum Instructor I/S position is held jointly with the position of Practicum Advisor I/S (EDBE 8P70).


  • Act as a co-instructor and be responsible for the successful delivery of all aspects of this course;
  • As per standing instructor positions at Brock, instructors are responsible for student contact time and non-contact time. Contact time includes all classes as scheduled, observation days, internship days, and practice teaching evaluations. The non-classroom work may include preparation of lecture material, student consultation, marking or grading, holding office hours, and other course administration as may be required such as attending required meetings (e.g., beginning of program and sessional instructor meetings);
  • Visit and liaise with associate teachers, and principals during structured experience days and internship;
  • Advise, mentor and provide feedback to teacher candidates during internships with reference to the Program Handbook;
  • Work collegially and collaborate/instruct with other Practicum Instructors;
  • Work collegially and collaboratively with other team instructors including attending team meetings and debriefings;
  • Participate, as warranted, in the Department’s referral procedures as outlined in the Program Handbook;
  • Plan structured experience days (Wednesdays) and microteaching with year 1 teacher candidates;
  • Collaborate with Placement Officer in arranging for/setting up internship/placements;
  • Coach and mentor teacher candidates and work with associate teachers;
  • Evaluate teacher candidates at various school sites during the internship;
  • Use of a provided Brock email address for all Brock-related communications;
  • Complete the mandatory Brock instructor’s online tutorial prior to first class (about 1 hour).


  • Normally a minimum of 5 years teaching experience;
  • A Master’s degree or other recognized specialization in the field such as a 3-level specialization;
  • Demonstrated leadership in curriculum and/or education;
  • Demonstrates currency in educational theory and pedagogy;
  • Knowledge about social justice and equity through an anti-racist lens;
  • Preference may be given to applicants with experience with teacher candidates or other adult learners;
  • Competency in using technology for course management purposes; or
  • A combination of education and experience matching and/or exceeding the above
  • Must hold an active membership in the Ontario College of Teachers, a Valid Driver’s License, and pass a police vulnerable sector check (PVSC).

Please Note: There are a limited new position available for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples including those who identify as members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, members of visible minorities and racialized groups, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise: [email protected] to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

As a result of Brock University’s current remote operational model, interviews at this time will be conducted virtually.

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