Faculty Advisor (Contract)

 Posted: Thursday, May 7, 2020 | Part-Time Faculty Positions

Position Description

The faculty advisor is a consultant specialized in the field of practicum supervision. The faculty advisor provides their expertise to multiple clients with the focus of mentoring and supporting teacher candidates in their success during their practicum placements.

The services provided by the faculty advisor will include, but not be limited to, providing supervision and guidance to teacher candidates for EDPR 5312 First Practicum, EDPR 5322 Second Practicum, and EDPR 5332 Third Practicum. Additionally, the faculty advisor is responsible for conducting assessment and evaluation, leading learning sessions, and other duties related to the practicum experience, as well as EDPR 5343 Professional Seminar, the course which is closely connected to the practicum.

Primary Responsibilities

Practicum Preparation

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with teacher candidates
  • Make initial contact with confirmed practicum schools and with associate teachers and school administration
  • Become familiar with the Practicum Handbook
  • Develop and deliver practicum preparation learning sessions to teacher candidates during designated Professional Seminar course sessions
  • Maintain timely and regular communication with teacher candidates
  • Provide support as needed to teacher candidates who have questions or concerns leading up to the practicum

Practicum Supervision

  • Coordinate and communicate details regarding practicum visits with teacher candidates and associate teachers
  • Observe teacher candidates teaching and provide descriptive feedback as per Practicum Handbook criteria
  • Communicate practicum and university expectations to associate teachers
  • Build and maintain communication with practicum schools, including associate teachers and administrators
  • Assess teacher candidate progress through the completion of formative and summative evaluations
  • Maintain regular communication with the Practicum Coordinator regarding teacher candidates’ progress

Program Support

  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings
  • Participate in assessment of new applicants to the program, including reading application files and conducting interviews
  • Participate in Final Conversations

Position Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A designation in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Substantial experience as an educator in a public school board
  • Experience as a school or board leader
  • Experience working with pre-service teacher candidates

Skills, Abilities, and Attributes

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Ontario’s educational landscape
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with technology for purposes of collaboration and communication
  • A firm commitment to Tyndale’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Standards Statement

Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to employment [at] tyndale [dot] ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Tyndale University, Human Resources
3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M2M 3S4
1-416-226-6620 ext 2103 fax: 1-416-226-6746
or e-mail: employment@tyndale.ca

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