Clinical Assistant Professor Master Teacher


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FIUteach is expanding its team and has an open Clinical Assistant Professor/Master Teacher position to be filled by Fall 2018. This is your opportunity to share your experiences and insights gained from your classrooms in our mission to prepare future teachers. You’ll join a team that spans the sciences and mathematics that have established FIUteach as the new campus paradigm for teacher preparation and earning national recognition along the way.

We are especially interested in teachers with physics experience, but all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Complete details follow, including a link to apply.

For more information, please feel free to contact Laird Kramer (laird.kramer@fiu.edu), Maria Fernandez (mfernan@fiu.edu) and/or Vishodana Thamotharan (vthamoth@fiu.edu).


Clinical Assistant Professor Master Teacher


Location: Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515047 at facultycareers.fiu.edu

About FIU:

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 57,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

Job Summary:

The STEM Transformation Institute is searching for one Master Teacher for the FIUteach program with a preference for specialization in physics, but excellent candidates from other sciences or mathematics will be considered. FIUteach is a replication of the mature, successful UTeach model for recruiting, preparing, and inducting secondary science and mathematics teachers into teaching careers in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Master Teacher is the primary point of contact for undergraduate students in the FIUteach program and will teach initial courses in the teacher education program as well as supervising students in elementary, middle and high school settings. The individual selected as Master Teacher must have a master’s degree in science or mathematics or in science/math education and a minimum of five years of experience as a secondary classroom teacher in science or math. Master Teachers will be hired as Clinical Faculty and will report to program co-directors and work closely with the Project Director. Master Teachers are responsible for: teaching Step 1 & Step 2 classes, planning and carrying out field experiences for FIUTeach students and other duties as assigned. Please go to http://fiuteach.fiu.edu for further information.
This position requires travel throughout Florida to work with teachers and students in the schools, attendance at meetings with high school teachers, and supervisors, etc. Position also requires one or more out-of-state trips/year to attend UTeach conferences and other related meetings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science, mathematics or related field, with a doctorate preferred
  • Minimum 5 years as a secondary classroom teacher, with a preference for public school experience
  • Interest in being part of a teacher professional preparation program
  • Expertise in appropriate use of instructional technology

Responsibilities:

Persons appointed as clinical faculty members in the FIUTeach program are non-tenured faculty who will be hired into the STEM Transformation Institute. An appointment to this position will primarily involve participation in teaching and/or supervising undergraduate students in courses and experiences related to field-based teacher development. Primary responsibilities include teaching field-based courses students take in their pursuit of certification, identifying qualified local public school teachers who can serve as mentor teachers, working with local area public school teachers who act as mentors for the students, working with the College’s Field Placement Office to coordinate field placements and student teaching sites for students, and conducting field observations of the students. Additional duties will include student mentoring and other programmatically related tasks.

Salary:

Salaries and benefits are consistent with Florida International University guidelines and commensurate with an applicant’s professional credentials.

Period of Appointment:

This non-tenure-track faculty appointment consists of a 9-month instructional and a 1-month summer administrative appointment, for a total of 10 months. Additional instructional-related duties will be assigned in order to provide persons appointed in this title with the appropriate workload. Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by 06/09/2018. Review will continue until position is filled. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515047 at facultycareers.fiu.edu
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