Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment

Santa Barbara, California
Oct 10, 2017
JPF01094 - CalTeach
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) seeks a full-time career Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (equivalent to a tenure-track assistant professor of teaching position) in Science Education. The successful applicant will serve as Program Director of UCSB’s CalTeach/Science and Mathematics Initiative, part of a UC System-wide program for increasing the number and quality of secondary science and mathematics teachers who are prepared to teach the linguistically and culturally diverse student population of California. (See http://education.ucsb.edu/calteach for additional information about CalTeach.) The CalTeach Program Director will help coordinate and teach courses in this program; work extensively with students and faculty across education, the sciences, and mathematics; interact with teachers in the local K-12 schools; and if interested, engage in educational research.

Duties and Responsibilities: The CalTeach Program Director will: (1) Recruit science and mathematics undergraduates interested in K-12 teaching careers into the CalTeach program and associated Noyce Scholars programs; (2) Mentor and advise these prospective science and mathematics teachers and Noyce Scholars; (3) Help coordinate a sequence of introductory education courses and K-12 classroom field experiences for CalTeach undergraduate participants; (4) Teach several of these introductory science education courses; and (5) Help identify and recognize mentor teachers and appropriate K-12 classroom placements for undergraduate participants. The CalTeach Program Director will be expected to work closely with the CalTeach Faculty Director; other UCSB education, science, and mathematics faculty involved in the CalTeach program; area K-12 teachers; and collaborators at other CalTeach programs across the UC System. Additional responsibilities and/or opportunities may include: (1) Connect with area teaching communities through districts and/or outreach programs; (2) Teach additional courses in the undergraduate education minor program; (3) Teach science methods courses and supervise student teachers in the fifth-year teacher education program; and/or (4) Collaborate or participate in research on science and mathematics teacher education.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a doctorate in science education or related field; strong science content knowledge; and exemplary teaching, mentoring, and administrative skills. The ability to work productively with undergraduate students, K-12 teachers and administrators, and with UCSB faculty across STEM and Education departments is also necessary. The ability to work effectively with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds representing the state of California is essential. Desirable experience includes teaching in a middle or high school classroom, teaching prospective or practicing teachers, conducting educational research, and/or administering academic programs.

Start date is July 1, 2018. Please submit the following materials online to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01094 . Please include a letter of interest outlining experiences and qualifications which speak to your teaching experience along with a teaching philosophy statement, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Though not required, applicants are encouraged to submit a statement of their contributions to diversity. Review of applications will begin November 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.