Job ID: 185194

Assistant Director for Fieldwork & Outreach

Brandeis University

  • May 6, 2022
  • Assistant Director for Fieldwork & Outreach
  • Education Department
  • Brandeis University
    Waltham, MA
  • Jul. 31, 2022
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Education - General

About the Brandeis University Education Program

The Brandeis Education Program engages in the practical application of our scholarly work. Our approach to teaching and learning is driven by four pursuits: Teaching for Social Justice, Teaching as Inquiry, Teaching ALL Learners, and Teaching for Understanding. At Brandeis, ‘teaching for social justice’ isn’t just a slogan or lofty ideal; it’s about teachers’ everyday interactions with students and their daily work in schools. Whether in the university or in pk-12 schools, we focus on the students - who they are, what they bring, and how they think.


About the Position

The Education Program seeks a dynamic and thoughtful educator for a one year position, with the possibility of continuation, that spearheads the field experience and outward facing components of our graduate and undergraduate programs.


The Assistant Director for Fieldwork & Outreach is a key member of the Teacher Education Program leadership team and contributor to the Education Program as a whole. The person in this position guides all aspects of fieldwork in the Education Program: This includes establishing, monitoring, and maintaining productive fieldwork for all elementary and secondary school student-teaching Interns (aka teacher candidates), as well as for undergraduates taking experiential learning and internship courses in the Education Program. This position offers the opportunity to deepen and expand all outreach efforts, including: existing university and program partnerships; community and alumni engagement; and possibly recruitment.


Overseeing fieldwork includes: managing the teacher licensure requirements for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and determining whether students have earned course credits for their fieldwork. The Assistant Director for Fieldwork and Outreach serves as a field Instructor (supervisor) for 2 student- teachers per year


For the qualified candidate, there could be additional, compensated, opportunities to teach education courses.

  • Position compensation approx. $61k (not including teaching).
  • Full time, one year position, with the possibility of continuation.  Ideal start date is summer or fall, 2022.


About you . . .

This position would be ideal for you: if you are already engaged in teacher preparation, or if you are interested in moving from pK-12 teaching into teacher education


To thrive in this position, applicants would need to demonstrate their:

  • Commitment to furthering justice in education
  • Substantive classroom teaching experience from a student-centered and inquiry-driven stance
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Experience in teacher education or higher education
  • Ability to manage, organize, and interpret data and information
  • Educational preparation: Master’s degree or doctorate in education
  • Sense of their own positionality in the broader culture of schools and schooling
  • Commitment to building diverse and inclusive learning communities.


Candidates who demonstrate the following would be preferred:

  • Experience in a wide range of school contexts, particularly Massachusetts public schools
  • Experience in Supervision and/or Mentoring of novice teachers
  • Experience with and skill in social media and networking



  • Familiarity with the Massachusetts teacher licensure process
  • Familiarity with higher education settings
  • Preparation to teach education courses at the undergraduate or graduate level


To Apply, please submit the following:

Cover letter outlining qualifications and reasons for seeking this position – what you’d bring and what you’d hope to learn. Resume or CV Contact information for three references


*Only complete applications will be considered.


Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

  • COME WORK WITH US Brandeis University is a great employer for all the same reasons it is an outstanding university. Its commitment to inclusion, dedication to lifelong learning and commitment to excellence are just a few of the reasons our workplace culture shines bright. We take pride not only in maintaining this culture, but expanding it — by recruiting and retaining outstanding employees who share our values and enrich Brandeis University overall. Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, caste, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

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Contact Information


  • Brandeis University
    415 South Street
    Waltham, MA 02453

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