Central Washington University
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Full/Part Time Full-Time
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| || Job Summary |
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Central Washington University seeks a dynamic individual with relevant K-12 teaching experience to join our team training science and mathematics teaching candidates. The expected start date is September 16, 2017.
Science and mathematics teacher education programs at CWU have started the process to implement the nationally recognized UTeach model for STEM teacher preparation. This position is a new “Master Teacher" position for the CWU UTeach program, i.e., the STEM Teaching Program, for middle-level and secondary science and mathematics teacher candidates. The position is dependent on full approval of the program curriculum.
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- Teach introductory courses for the STEM Teaching Program (teaching certification and endorsement for middle and secondary science and mathematics teacher candidates)
- Develop and work to continually to improve curricula, syllabi, learning outcomes, activities, and assessments in collaboration with other faculty in the STEM Teaching Program
- Model effective classroom instruction
- Aid in the collection of assessment data for the STEM Teaching Program
- Develop inquiry-based curriculum for STEM Teaching Program courses
Supervise Clinical Field Experiences in STEM and Partnership Development
- Supervise teacher candidates' clinical practice experiences in the field, including working with CWU field supervisors to provide student teaching supervision support
- Help to develop and implement induction experiences for teacher candidates in the STEM Teaching Program
- Help to develop and implement STEM professional development experiences for mentor teachers working with students in the STEM Teaching Program
- Assist the STEM Teaching Program Field Coordinator and Associate Director of the School of Education with organizing and coordinating clinical practice experiences for the STEM Teaching Program
- Help to develop and implement professional development for mentor teachers
- Work with school districts to develop partnerships
- Serve on the STEM Teaching Program Steering Committee
- Attend relevant UTeach and STEM Teaching Program professional development
- Participate in university committees affecting STEM teacher education
| || Minimum Qualifications |
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- Masters degree in science, mathematics, science or mathematics education, or related field (i.e., M.S., M. Ed., M.A.T)
- At least three years experience in the last ten years teaching science or mathematics in grades 6-12
- Demonstrated ability to work with school district partners on professional development
- Demonstrated ability to apply STEM education research supported best-practices in the classroom
- Teaching certification with endorsement in middle level or secondary mathematics, science, or related fields
- Demonstrated ability to supervise teacher candidates' clinical practice experiences, including student teaching
- Outstanding teaching ability demonstrated by teaching awards, National Board Certification, letters of commendation, or other recognition of the candidates teaching abilities
- Prior work with underrepresented groups in STEM or education fields
- Experience with Project-Based Instruction
- Experience with induction programs
- Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
- Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
- Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
- Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing program needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
- Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
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Salary: $50,000-$60,000 per year (Commensurate with education and experience)
Appointment: Full-time lecturer, 10 month appointment
Working Conditions: Working environment may include office, indoor classroom, and outdoor classroom environments. Evening or weekend work may be required based on class and professional development schedules. There will be weekly travel to partner school district sites. Incumbent must be able to meet the physical demands of office work, travel by car, and moving between classrooms at partner schools. Some lifting and moving objects may be required.
| || How To Apply |
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To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
- A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting, (c) detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity) ;
- Teaching Philosophy;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Contact information for three professional references; and
- Copy of transcripts for the highest degree held.
Screening Begins: May 1, 2017
NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree held. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.
** Incomplete applications will not be considered.
| || Contact Information |
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Name: Jennifer Dechaine
Title: Associate Professor of Biology & Science Education and STEM Teaching Program COTS Co-Director
Phone: (509) 963-2878
Website: Department of Science Education
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
| || Conditions of Employment |
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Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/faculty-contract/.