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Master Teacher - Science

Employer
Athens State University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 29, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Master Teacher - Science

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
Summary:
This is a full-time, 10-month position. The master teacher has broad responsibilities with the Athens State Teach program that include coordinating projects with peer master teachers at Athens State Teach, recruiting prospective science and mathematics teachers, developing and teaching certification courses at Athens State University and the local community colleges, supervising students in the field, and maintaining a strong working relationship with our partner school districts. The position will require travel locally and an annual trip to UT Austin for the UTeach Conference. Future employment is contingent upon continued funding.

Duties:
  • Teaching Athens State Teach introductory courses on the main campus and/or the community colleges. Co-teaching Athens State Teach courses with the faculty.
  • Observing Athens State Teach students during field experiences and supervising interns.
  • Assisting with the Athens State Teach program development and implementation.
  • Advising Athens State Teach students and potential students.
  • Working as a collaborative member of the Athens State Teach team to recruit students to the program.
  • Developing university, school, and community partnerships to support Athens State Teach.
  • Recruiting and developing mentor teachers in the local school systems.
  • Assisting co-directors with developing grant proposals and pursuing external funding to support the Athens State Teach program.



Specific Tasks:
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Prepare materials for laboratory activities and course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations.
  • Assist students who need extra help with their coursework outside of class.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Serve on the Athens State Teach Steering Committee.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as lesson resources and laboratory equipment. Maintain or repair lab equipment.
  • Participate in campus and community events, such as giving presentations to shareholders.
  • Assist the Athens State Teach student organization adviser.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues and participating in professional conferences.


Required Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
  • Earned Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Mathematics Education, Science Education or another closely related field from an accredited university.
  • Hold current teaching certificate.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in U.S. public schools with broad experience working with students in mathematics or science at the middle and/or secondary school level. Evidence of effective teaching performance may be requested.
  • Willingness to participate in innovative teacher education projects.
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work as a team when supporting new initiatives and partnerships with local public schools, community colleges, and across the university.
  • Excellent oral and communication skills.
  • Interest in the professional and person growth and career development of the students.



QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:
  • Experience as a mentor teacher, lead teacher, teacher coach, or other similar teacher leadership roles.
  • Qualifications and experience appropriate for teaching undergraduate courses, specifically in general education or math/science courses.
  • Experience with obtaining external funding and/or participating in grant-funded projects.
  • Experience in innovation within the field of education, including the use of evidence-based practices and technology.
  • Post-master’s graduate study in math/science education, teaching and learning, or a related field.


Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: G50 - UTeach
To view salary schedules, visit: https://www.athens.edu/about/offices/human- resources/salary-schedule-tables/
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/search

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.
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