Alabama Math, Science & Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Elementary Specialist (three positions av...

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Department/CollegeCollege of EducationPosition TitleAlabama Math, Science & Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Elementary Specialist (three positions available)Job CategoryFacultyPosting Number00218FLSAExemptFull or Part TimeFull-TimeOther11-Month ContractTemporaryNoIf Temporary, number of months Position Summary Information


In addition to adhering to the general staff guidelines as specified by the AMSTI-Athens Site Director, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the In-service Center Director, and the State Department of Education, duties will include:
•Assist in providing a two-week Summer Institute that includes instructional and resource components as identified by AMSTI for AMSTI Schools
•Provide frequent, on-going, on-site assistance to AMSTI Schools (Note: At least 75% of specialists’ work time is expected to be relegated to on-site support, including travel to and from the site. Specialists may assist with preparation for Summer Institutes beginning with the spring state testing window.)
•Assist AMSTI schools in effectively using learning teams (study groups) and common planning time to improve math and science instruction
•Assist in developing a cadre of certified trainers to support current and future training programs
•Offer periodic professional development to established AMSTI Schools
•Provide training and guidance to AMSTI School lead teachers
•Assist in the effective operation of a materials distribution and refurbishment center including customizing kits and materials so that they are teacher/classroom friendly
•Conduct research on the effects of current math, science, and technology practices in AMSTI Schools, as requested by the SDE.
•Assist AMSTI Schools in establishing teacher recruitment programs
•Assist local schools/systems in establishing and implementing mentoring programs for new teachers
•Assist local colleges and universities with preservice and continuing education activities
•Provide professional development to other non-AMSTI schools in the regions, as time permits
•Assist with the website pages related to the activities of AMSTI
•Assist in recruiting new AMSTI Schools
•Maintain records and complete paperwork in a timely manner
•Provide assistance to local schools in establishing AMSTI School Planning/Implementation Teams and in identifying teacher leaders
•Make available the resources and professional development identified by AMSTI that address the needs of AMSTI Schools
•Participate in professional development activities and staff meetings as required by the SDE
•Perform other duties assigned by the AMSTI Site director or AMSTI state coordinator
•Assume any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the College of Education Dean/In-service Center Director or the Directors of AMSTI


•Valid Alabama Teachers’ Certification required
• Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education required; Master’s degree or higher in Education preferred
•At least 5 years teaching experience in an Alabama public elementary school required
•Experience in the K-5 grade range preferred
•AMSTI training at the elementary level in MATH required; AMSTI MATH trainer certification preferred
•Valid Driver License
•Clear status with FBI and ABI fingerprinting process*
•Knowledge of PC systems and a variety of software
•Skill in time and project management
•Ability to communicate effectively, including oral, written, and interpersonal skills
•Ability to bring creative and innovative solutions to problems and demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and service
•Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
•Ability to move a minimum of 25 pounds

Salary Schedule

Salary will be based on degree, experience and the Alabama Math, Science & Technology salary schedule. ($49,736-$83,695) This is an 11-month contract.

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Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

EEO Statement

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

Background Check Statement

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application. If available, please include the email address of each reference.

Additional Information

Athens State University participates in the E-verify System to verify employment eligibility for all newly-hired employees.

All In-service Center professional staff adheres to the State of Alabama fingerprinting guidelines to continue employment. Proof of previous fingerprinting or evidence that the process has begun will be required.

Future employment is contingent upon AMSTI funding.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Review of applications will begin, October 11, 2019. Positions will remain open until filled.

For assistance, contact the Human Resources Office at 256-216-3333 or email us at [email protected]

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education web or print ad
    • Higher Ed
    • Special Publication or Professional Journal
    • Athens State University website (
    • Personal or Employee Referral
    • Local newspaper ad
    • Other
    • Inside Higher Ed
  2. * Do you have at least 5 years teaching experience in an Alabama public elementary school?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you had AMSTI training at the elementary level in MATH?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Alabama Teachers' Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document




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Job No:
Posted: 9/13/2019
Application Due: 11/16/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $49,736-$83,695 + benefits