Teaching Faculty I, 12 Month Salaried (Science Teaching Program Director)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Job Details

Job Title: Teaching Faculty I, 12 Month Salaried (Science Teaching Program Director)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56056

Office of STEM Teaching Activities | Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences


This is a highly responsible position that specializes in teaching STEM courses with emphasis on a research-based teaching approaches in physical science. The Science Teaching Program Director will direct the Science-on-the-Move outreach van program in Physical Science for K-12 students and teachers which includes implementation of research-based physical science curricula in K-12 classroom and also coordination with the Office of Science Teaching Activities (OSTA) on program scheduling, equipment, and supplies needs. The Program Director will propose enhancements and improvements to the program and will be responsible for their implementation following discussion with OSTA faculty and appropriate science department faculty.

Duties related directly to teaching will include designing or refining curricula, leading teacher in-service workshops to enhance teachers’ abilities in research-based physical science instruction, as well the use of science van activities, and classroom teaching using van activities. Administrative responsibilities include full direction of the program and monitoring science van expenses. This position will also perform STEM education research and evaluation on the effectiveness of individual Science-on-the-Move activities and on the program’s overall effectiveness. The development and administration of mathematics education outreach for OSTA will also be included in the duties.

The incumbent will work with the Young Scholars Program (FSU's residential summer science and mathematics camp for high school students) and will participate in all aspects of YSP with special emphasis on the summer activities. Additional duties will include coordination of the Arts and Sciences sponsored portions of the Capital Regional Science Fair, attending monthly science fair meetings, assisting in the coordination and management of the student registration and facilities set-up aspects of the fair.


Academic doctorate or highest-level terminal degree from an accredited institution in a physical science or physical science education or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience teaching physical science and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties, with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching.

Consideration of equivalent qualifications may include a Masters degree in physics or physical science education or B.S. in a physical science or physical science education if the candidate has a strong demonstrated record of professional experience in physical science and/or mathematics teaching or outreach activities.

  • Must be comfortable with operating a large sized (15 passenger size) van and able to do so. This position requires a valid Class E driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated record of teaching experience in the STEM sciences. Strong administrative, computer, and writing skills. Demonstrated experience in science and/or mathematics teaching.
  • Familiarity with district and/or state K-12 education system.
Contact Info

Dr. Ellen Granger, Director
Office of STEM Teaching Activities

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://hr.fsu.edu/facultyjobs. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

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This is a Faculty position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with some weekend and evening work.

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One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

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