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Clinical Assistant Professor Master Teacher

Florida International University   Miami, FL   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 1, 2021

The STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University in Miami, FL is searching for a Master Teacher to join the FIUteach project team with a specialization in mathematics or a science field, as well as excellence in teaching. FIUteach is an innovative program to recruit, prepare and induct secondary science and mathematics teachers into teaching careers, based on the established UTeach model that brings teacher experiences to the forefront. Master Teachers are vital to the project’s success, serving as primary mentors for undergraduate students in the FIUteach program, sharing the rewards of teaching and seeing students develop their skills. Their role also includes supervising students in K12 school settings, modeling effective classroom instruction, connecting with schools and districts, and providing feedback to the team and institution. The individual selected as Master Teacher must have a master’s degree in science or mathematics or in science/mathematics education and a minimum of five years of experience as a secondary classroom teacher in mathematics or science. Master Teachers will be hired as Clinical Faculty and will report to program co-directors and work closely with the project team. Please go to http://fiuteach.fiu.edu for further information. This position requires local travel to work with teachers and students in the schools, attendance at meetings with high school teachers, and supervisors, etc. Position also requires one or more out-of-state trips/year to attend UTeach conferences and other related meetings.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or higher in science, mathematics, or a related field.
• Minimum 5 years as a secondary classroom teacher, with a preference for public school experience
• Commitment to recruiting and preparing effective teachers through the FIUteach teacher professional preparation program
• Experience/knowledge working with diverse populations and/or high needs schools preferred.
• Expertise in appropriate use of evidence-based instructional strategies and technology

Responsibilities:

Persons appointed as clinical faculty members in the FIUteach program are non-tenured faculty who will be hired into the STEM Transformation Institute. An appointment to this position will primarily involve participation in teaching and/or supervising undergraduate students in courses and experiences related to field-based teacher development. Primary responsibilities include teaching field-based courses students take in their pursuit of certification, identifying qualified local public-school teachers who can serve as mentor teachers, working with local area public school teachers who act as mentors for the students, working with the College’s Field Placement Office to coordinate field placements and student teaching sites for students, and conducting field observations of the students. Additional duties will include student mentoring and other programmatically related tasks.

Salaries and benefits are consistent with Florida International University guidelines and commensurate with an applicant’s professional credentials.

This non-tenure-track faculty appointment consists of a 9-month instructional and a 1-month summer administrative appointment, for a total of 10 months. Additional instructional-related duties will be assigned in order to provide persons appointed in this title with the appropriate workload.

Qualified candidates are encouraged apply to Job Opening ID 523952 at www.facultycareers.fiu.edu and to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file. The cover letter should refer explicitly to the qualifications and responsibilities described above

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by 07/15/2021.  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status."