Service Instructor/Service Assistant Professor - Center for Excellence in STEM Education

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 26, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education seeks applications for a Master Teacher with a strong background in mathematics education who will be instrumental in the WVUteach program for preparing WVU science and mathematics majoring students to become certified as secondary school science and mathematics teachers.

Preferred start date: January 2021 (Qualified candidates who cannot start until August will be considered)

Qualifications :

The WVUteach Master Teacher appointments will be at the rank Service Instructor, Service Assistant Professor, or a higher service-track rank, depending on qualifications. All qualification requirements must be met by the time of appointment.

Service Instructor: Qualifications include a master's degree in a STEM discipline or in education (National Board Certification or a bachelors with at least 6 years of secondary classroom teaching experience is considered equivalent);

Service Assistant Professor or higher: Qualifications include a Ph.D. or Ed.D. or equivalent experience (a master's degree with National Board Certification or at least 7 years of secondary classroom teaching experience in a STEM discipline is considered equivalent);

Candidates for any of these ranks must have at least one STEM-focused degree.

Also requires:

  • Having taught successfully as a secondary classroom teacher with a minimum of five years of mathematics teaching experience in United States public schools;
  • Deep familiarity with United States public school systems;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and teaching skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and mentor students completing field placements, and to effectively build and sustain a placement network in public school classrooms;
  • Evidence of administrative skills, attention to detail, and ability to interact effectively with district personnel regarding school curricula, schedules, and other logistics and issues important to WVUteach goals; and
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a collaborative environment to implement all aspects of the WVUteach initiative.

Service faculty appointments are full-time, nine-month appointments with full benefits. Service Assistant Professors are eligible for promotion, e.g., to Service Associate Professor, and Service Instructors are promotable following completion of an appropriate degree; however, promotion is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability.


The primary responsibilities in these Service faculty appointments are defined as instructional service. Annual workload plans will include teaching ARSC 120: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching, ARSC 220: Inquiry‐Based Lesson Design, and supporting other WVUteach courses; coordinating undergraduate students in field-based teaching placements and assisting students with developing lesson plans and materials as part of these courses; advising WVUteach students; identifying and training local area public school teachers who will act as mentors for the students; conducting field observations; developing and overseeing student extra-curricular activities; serving as a bridge between WVUteach and local public schools; and representing WVUteach internally and externally. Additional duties will include student mentoring and induction support for early career teacher graduates and could include sponsoring student organizations or contributing to acquiring grant and donor support for the program.


West Virginia University is the flagship institution of the state of West Virginia and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral high research university. As the primary land-grant institution in West Virginia, teaching, research, and engagement are at the forefront of its mission. Located in Morgantown, WV, WVU is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC to the east, Pittsburgh to the north and Columbus to the west. Morgantown has been ranked as the Number One Small City in America by BizJournals, and 5th Best Small Metro by Forbes.


Application can be found at: under Faculty. Applications should include a letter of interest addressing the qualifications summarized above, contact information for four (4) references, curriculum vitae, all college transcripts and a teaching philosophy in a single pdf file. The screening process will begin immediately and continue until successful candidates have been found. Additional questions may be directed to:

Elizabeth Wiles
PO Box 6315
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 304-293-5030

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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