Lecturer Science Education

Tucson, AZ
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Teachg Learning Sociocult Stds

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Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Teaching, Learning, & Sociocultural Studies (TLS) invites applicants for a .75FTE 2021-2022 academic Lecturer position beginning August 2021. We seek a candidate with experience teaching undergraduate courses in elementary science teacher education.
This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.
The College of Education supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The appointee is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department, college, and university. The College of Education values its inclusive climate as we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:

This individual will teach courses (in-person, online, and/or hybrid, depending on need) in the elementary teacher preparation program. These courses may include (but not limited to):

  • TLS 324 Teaching Science in Elementary Schools
  • TLS 308 Science Concepts and Practices in the Elementary and Middle School
  • Prepare and enact course instructional activities in person, online, or via hybrid session using D2L and/or other UA tools/facilities.
  • Plan assignments and provide formative feedback to students.
  • Assign grades for students based upon performance in class, assignments and exams.
  • Maintain office hours.
  • Attend instructional meetings, training and orientation.
  • Supervise graduate student teaching assistants.
  • Evidence of orientation to detail and organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate teaching experience
  • Master’s degree in education-related field
  • Minimum of 3 current years of teaching science experience within a public K-8 setting

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching TLS 308 and/or TLS 324.
Experience teaching with the D2L platform and related technologies.
Doctorate in science teacher education or related field.
Experience with Arizona Science Standards.
Experience with ambitious science teaching practices.
Proven track record of teaching and working with diverse populations and promoting social equity.
Demonstrated experience in at least two years of college (online or face-to-face) teaching experience in (area).
Learning Management System Experience (D2L, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.).
Experience/interest in distance, hybrid and online learning.
4 years of University level teaching experience in related discipline.

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Tenure Information:

Career-Track (CT)



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Teaching Faculty

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Kristin Gunckel, Search Committee Chair
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

In addition to a Cover Letter and a current Curriculum Vitae, the following documents are required:
1.In the Additional Document slot: One page Diversity Statement – Diversity statements should describe how candidates’ teaching promote and contribute to our shared goals of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.
2. In the Additional Document slot: Name and contact information of THREE References (phone and email).

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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