Sr Instructor/Master Teacher

Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 27, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The UCCSTeach program in the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks a Senior Instructor/Master Teacher for the UCCSTeach teacher preparation program for secondary math and science students. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position. This position will teach, supervise, and mentor pre-service teachers seeking mathematics or science licensure.

A statement of teaching philosophy is required as part of the application.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

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Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in education, mathematics, science or closely related field
  • Minimum of three years of secondary level (grades 6-12) mathematics or science teaching experience
  • Valid US teaching license or certificate
  • Outstanding teaching ability demonstrated by teaching awards, letters of commendation or other recognition of the candidates teaching abilities
  • Working knowledge of standards based K-12 curriculum and performance based teacher education

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree
  • Ten years of secondary mathematics or science teaching (grades 6-12)
  • Experience delivering teacher professional development as evidenced by workshops and presentations
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, including university officials, teachers, students, school district administration, business leaders, state and national leaders
  • Experience teaching disadvantaged youth
  • Experience in school and district level committees and leadership roles
  • Active in teacher professional organizations

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Possess deep content knowledge in mathematics or science
  • Ability to mentor pre-service teacher candidates
  • Extensive knowledge of school district mathematics/science curriculum, policies and procedures
  • Understand what new teachers face and need
  • Provide connections with school district teachers and administrators
  • Share expertise with pre and in service teachers
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Recognized as educational leaders, master teachers will model problem-based learning acquired from years of successful teaching

  • Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications submitted by July 9, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

    In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

    Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Colorado Springs

    Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40251 - UCCS Teach

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Jun 26, 2017

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    Posting Contact Name: Patrick McGuire

    Posting Contact Email:

    Position Number: 00460117


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