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Adjunct Faculty- Science Education

Employer
Lasell University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time
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Adjunct Faculty- Science Education

The Education Teacher Preparation Program in the School of Humanities, Education, Justice & Social Sciences at Lasell University is seeking a part-time instructor to teach a face-to-face course that start January 18 to May 11, 2022.

Lasell is requiring Covid vaccination for all students, staff and faculty. The course is all face-to-face classes that is already scheduled.
  • Course Title: ED 342/344 Teaching Scient Concepts Pre-K-6th grade; Course Days: Fridays 1:00-3:30 pm

These times are set as students are already registered for the courses but opportunities for teaching in future semesters will be discussed with more flexibility on days/times.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provide instruction for all sessions of assigned courses utilizing the college philosophy of connected learning and requirements set by the MA DESE Educator Preparation guidelines.
  • Provide a syllabus and course outline to students that clearly communicates course learning outcomes. An existing syllabus will be provided with MA DESE requirements.
  • Align some course assignments with departmental and college core curriculum goals learning goals and provide student work samples for college assessment purposes (sample assignments available)
  • Maintain office hours each week and timely communications with students via Zoom or phone. Respond to student emails within 24 hours.
  • Incorporate Canvas (online learning platform) into the course.
  • Keep accurate records of student progress (grades) and complete mid-semester and final grade reports using our Starfish system.

Qualifications:

A master's degree in education in the area of Science Early Childhood or Elementary Education is required. Previous college teaching experience preferred. A willingness to incorporate the college's Connected Learning Philosophy into the course as well as a master's degree in a related field are required (doctoral degree preferred). Career-relevant experience such as research and/or statistics is a plus. Some of these courses are part of our general education core curriculum in addition to major requirements; thus, the successful candidate will have experience teaching students from a variety of majors and be willing to collaborate with other instructors on core curriculum and major-specific learning goals. Familiarity with Canvas or other learning management systems a plus.

Other Requirements of the Job:
  • Passionate commitment to and experience working with diverse populations and constituencies to effect positive change, solve complex problems, and foster a vibrant inclusive culture and sense of community, preferably in higher education.
  • High emotional intelligence, exceptional interpersonal and active listening skills, ability to build warm and supportive relationships quickly and effectively with students and colleagues.
  • High standard of professional conduct, discretion, maturity, diplomacy, and integrity; sound judgment and demonstrated commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Creativity, ingenuity, and a sense of humor.


  • Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Lasell University requires all employees to be vaccinated and to provide the documentation upon the start of employment. Lasell also provides individuals the opportunity to request a medical or religious exemption.

    Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.
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