Instructor of Education Professions

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Department or College - Education Professions 

MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY invites applicants to apply for the position of Instructor of Education Professions.


POSITION/INFORMATION:  This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, non-tenure track faculty position.

Position Description and Responsibilities

Instructors are responsible for teaching 15 hours of coursework, advising, and supporting various college initiatives including district partnerships with early childhood representatives. ​Additionally, the instructor will perform the following responsibilities of a site coordinator: (1) the liaison between the university and partner school districts, (2) an instructor for college courses and mentor teacher trainings, and (3) an instructional coach for teacher candidates. The instructor will also collaborate and work closely with the Burton College of Education Accreditation Specialist on major assessment data collection and analysis requirements to ensure continued national accreditation.

The Instructor will work closely with:

  • Burton College of Education Accreditation Specialist, on major assessment data collection and analysis requirements for national accreditation.
  • Team Lead for Site Coordinators, to be trained as a site coordinator. Site coordinators serve three major roles. They serve as (1) the liaison between the university and school district, (2) instructors for college courses and mentor teacher trainings, and (3) instructional coaches for the teacher candidates.




  • Earned a master’s degree in education in Early Childhood or Curriculum and Instruction at the time of appointment
  • Valid Teaching License including early childhood certification, grades Pk-3
  • 3-to-5 years of early childhood teaching experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with Common Core State Standards or equivalent
  • Experience working with high-quality curriculum including mathematics
  • Evidence of application of technology in the classroom
  • Experience working with high needs students and/or traditionally underserved populations of students
  • Experience with developing high-quality teachers/teacher candidates
  • Mentor Teacher Certified or willing to complete Mentor Teacher certification within first year employed. This certification is required to fulfill the site coordinator portion of the job description
  • Knowledge of early childhood standards, TS GOLD or its equivalent
  • CLASS certified or willing to be certified within first year employed


  • Evidence of knowledge and implementation of co-teaching coaching practices including providing quality verbal and written academic feedback
  • Certification and experience in elementary grades 1-5
  • Evidence in supporting teachers/teacher candidates with implementing high-quality curriculum
  • Evidence of leadership in professional development
  • Experience with data-driven instructional decision making
  • University teaching experience
  • Knowledge of standard requirements: Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), Louisiana Teacher Preparation Competencies, and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards, High Leverage Practices (HLP)
  • Evidence of collaboration with stakeholders, such as students, teachers, districts/parishes




Review of applications will begin June 6, 2022, and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact

To apply for this vacancy, and to ensure full consideration, applicants must submit the required documents listed below:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Professional References (include: name, phone number, and email address)
  • Unofficial Transcripts for all degrees earned

 Please submit the required materials via email to:  

Chair Contact Information:

Fara Seal, Chair

Education Professions

Burton College of Education

McNeese State University




Additional Information

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment (Faculty Only) will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.  McNeese participates in E-Verify.

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Transcripts from Foreign Universities:  Prospective faculty submitting transcripts from foreign universities or schools must have the coursework evaluated for equivalency to United States-accredited coursework by a University-approved agency. The prospective faculty member is responsible for the cost of the evaluation. McNeese typically accepts evaluations by World Education Services ( or Educational Credential Evaluators,