Requisition Number: 0904027
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, a publicly-funded K-12 laboratory school affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, seeks nominations and applications for the position of 10th Grade World History Honors and Advanced Placement World History Instructor. This is a full-time, instructional position that reports to the K-12 Principal of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School. P.K. Yonge's high school curriculum is being developed to embrace a blended learning model (online + face-to-face) organized to support a meaningful approach to implementing the Common Core English Language Arts/Literacy Standards. The 10th grade World History instructor will collaborate with the 10th grade instructor of English/Language Arts to design and deliver interdisciplinary units organized around a driving question. The ideal candidate would have high school World History and Advanced Placement teaching experience and recent training in educational technology and/or experience as an online learner. P.K. Yonge Instructors are expected to leverage technology to support student learning and facilitate collaboration and communication. As a faculty member of a developmental research school, PKY teachers partner with university researchers and PKY teaching colleagues to design and test innovations in response to contemporary educational challenges. As a teacher in a laboratory school, interested candidates should be comfortable with both scheduled and unscheduled observers and visitors. Candidates should also have an interest in teacher education. RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific responsibilities and expectations for a 10th Grade World History Honor/Advanced Placement Instructor at P.K. Yonge are as follows: *Design and implement Common Core aligned, learning-goals-driven meaningful units of study *Administer and analyze formative assessments to monitor student progress and plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for all students *Effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning, and collaboration *Regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face, and conferences) *Active participation in teacher inquiry to support continuous program improvement *Commitment to continuous professional learning and reflection on effectiveness of teaching practice and implemented curriculum for all students
Minimum Requirements: Required Qualifications (Education and Experience): (1) a degree in social studies education (graduate degree preferred) (2) Florida teaching certification (6-12 Social Studies) (3) 3+ years of teaching experience (high school teaching experience preferred) (4) excellent oral and written communication skills; (5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Education and Experience: (1) a graduate degree in social studies education (2)3 + years of high school teaching experience preferred)
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit the following documents: Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Cover Letter, Florida Professional Educator's Certificate or Eligibility Letter and a list of three(3)references with phone numbers or (preferred)three(3)letters of recommendation. Starting date is January 22, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. The position is a 5-month appointment with the possibility of 10-month appointment for 2014-2015. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Final candidates will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.