Teaching Faculty I, 12 Month Salaried (Science Teaching Program Director) Location:
Tallahassee, FL Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
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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.
- 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.
Dr. Ellen Granger, Director
Office of STEM Teaching Activities
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Schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with some weekend and evening work.
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