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INSTRUCTOR/PKY - K-8 Science/STEM Instructors

University of Florida

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INSTRUCTOR/PKY - K-8 Science/STEM Instructors

Job No: 530666
Work Type: Non-Permanent Status Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design, Early childhood education/Childcare
Department: 18180500 - ED-MIDDLE SCHOOL

Job Description

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Job Description:

You belong at a K-12 teaching and learning environment that's leading the way!

If you are interested in being a part of this dedicated team of professionals, we invite you to submit your curriculum vitae or resume and application.

The Opportunity and Job Description

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is seeking to hire two

INSTRUCTOR/PKY - K-8 Science/STEM Instructors for the 24-25 school year. Instructor responsibilities include:
  • Design and develop personally meaningful, real-world projects that are based on and in alignment with Florida state science standards
  • Design, develop, and teach curriculum featuring the adobe suite, iPad and Chromebook tools, to develop skills and knowledge associated with creativity and design thinking in the digital age
  • Collaborate and co-teach with other science and engineering educators at P.K. Yonge
  • Create and model quality science lessons that core subject area teachers can replicate in their classrooms
  • Direct teaching of assigned students
  • Administer and analyze formative assessments to monitor student progress and plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for all students
  • Design appropriate curriculum, instructional, and assessment accommodations to support academic success for a diverse group of students including both striving and advanced learners
  • Incorporate effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning, and collaboration in a 1:1 learning environment
  • Maintain regular parent communication (virtually, face-to-face)
  • Engage in annual cycles of professional learning
  • Participate in practitioner inquiry (research) to support professional learning and inform continuous program improvement
  • Analyze the impact of teaching practice and implemented curriculum on student learning


INSTRUCTOR/PKY - K-8 Science/STEM Instructors will extend science, engineering and STEM learning for elementary and middle school students beyond the core classrooms. This instructor will be responsible for the design and implementation of an authentic, hands-on science curriculum in alignment with Florida standards for K-5 science as well as elective experiences in engineering for grade 6-8 students. This instructor will need the knowledge and skills to design relevant, high-interest units of study and the ability to engage learners across both elementary and middle school. Both the design and implementation of curriculum will be within the responsibility of this role. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience and training in the Project Lead the Way engineering curriculum as well as recent training and instructional experience in tech tools and computer programming to support student learning.

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About P.K. Yonge

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is a public school established in 1934 with the mission to design, test, and disseminate innovations in K-12 education through serving a student population representative of Florida's economic, racial, gender, and academic diversity. P.K. Yonge seeks to attract a faculty that reflects the diversity of our student population. Affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, P.K. Yonge faculty may partner with members of the college to develop, and test teaching solutions grounded in our shared values of inclusivity, accessibility, equity, and student agency while educating approximately 1250 students on campus.

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P.K. Yonge boasts a small community-like atmosphere that fosters deep and impactful relationships with students and families from all walks of life over many years. P.K. Yonge is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all as we seek to generate new ideas for advancing equity and inclusion at P.K. Yonge and beyond through research, teaching, and/or service. Teachers work closely in a collaborative environment that cultivates diversity of thought, perspectives, and ideas on matters that impact K-12 schools. As practitioner-researchers, P.K. Yonge faculty are constantly working to bridge theory and practice. P.K. Yonge attributes our successes to the contributions of teachers from all backgrounds and nationalities who find teaching, research, and investigation inspiring, who value the opportunity to reach outside the bounds of the classroom, and who are open to sharing on a broader scale.

P.K. Yonge teachers enjoy greater professional autonomy. P.K. Yonge faculty engage in professional learning opportunities each year though webinars, workshops, learning communities, and teacher research aimed at increasing knowledge of diversity and equity in inclusive learning environments. Teachers are fully supported to explore and learn within their subject areas; encouraged to present and attend national conferences; and inspired to refine and improve their current practices.

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Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education & experience.

Minimum Requirements:
  1. A Master's degree; candidates with Bachelor's degree will be considered, but will be required to obtain a Master's degree within three years of hire.
  2. Florida teaching certification
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  4. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds
  5. FDLE Background check

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of K-12 teaching experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online at and include:
  1. A cover letter or letter of application
  2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues


University of Florida Benefits

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Accessibility at UF

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Applications Close: Open until filled

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