Posting Number: FY201600097
Job Title: Science in Motion Specialist - Physics
Located in the Appalachian foothills midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, Jacksonville State University was established in 1883 as a state teachers college and has grown into a public, comprehensive university with the highest percentage of accredited programs of any regional university in Alabama. JSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 110 areas of study. A student-centered university, JSU seeks to employ diverse individuals who embrace its motto, “Friendliest Campus in the South,” by providing outstanding customer service and support. Want to join the JSU Family? Learn more at
Position is: Vacant
If Faculty, Tenure-Track:
Salary Range: Based on Alabama Science in Motion Salary Matrix
Position Type: Professional, Technical, or Supervisory
The Science in Motion Specialist – Physics is responsible for conducting teacher education training in the teaching of secondary sciences (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) utilizing state-of-the-art procedures and laboratory equipment and to teach lecture and laboratory units to high school science units. This position is paid from the State Teacher Salary Matrix and is employed 11-months per year. Extensive travel to regional high schools is required.
• Serves as a Master Teacher on assigned science curriculum.
• Recruits high school science teachers to participate in the Alabama Science in Motion Program, (ASIM).
• Develops, delivers and evaluates the science curriculum to be utilized in training teachers.
• Implements a flexible communication system for scheduling labs.
• Prepares equipment and supplies for the lab.
• Delivers laboratory equipment and supplies to participating ASIM teachers as scheduled.
• Assists teachers with laboratory activities as needed.
• Picks up laboratory equipment and supplies from participating ASIM teachers in a timely manner.
• Learns how to conduct all the ASIM labs.
• Orders, organizes, and maintains equipment and supplies so they are readily available for classroom use.
• Plans and implements workshops to train high school science teachers to use ASIM equipment.
• Plans and implements workshops to train high school science teachers in other areas of science education such as: laboratory safety, Stanford Achievement Testing, Alabama High School Graduation Exams, and other topics as needed.
• Works with ASIM teachers and other peer employees in developing new lab activities for high school students.
• Attends state-wide meetings, participating in the continual improvement and implementation of ASIM.
• Facilitates the cleaning and maintenance of the ASIM van.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of English language to include effective writing and speaking skills.
• Excellent driving, time management and communication skills.
• Ability to promote the university to a stranger, ability to organize, and work independently.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of individuals including students, parents, faculty, staff and the public.
• Ability to work successfully under deadlines and goals; to exhibit energy and strong interpersonal skills in the accomplishment of goals.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and respond quickly and effectively to unexpected opportunities.
• Basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Internet).
• Physical ability to lift and carry equipment and literature weighing up to 30 pounds
Master’s degree in secondary education with a teaching field in physics, or general science (as appropriate) required.
Alabama Class A Certification required
Three years teaching experience in public high schools required.
Experience conducting teacher training required.
Valid driver’s license is required.
Specific information for the job posting:
Posting Date: 05/19/2016
Closing Date: 06/02/2016
Open Until Filled: No
Requested Starting Date: 08/01/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant:
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Equal Opportunity Programs
JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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* Do you have a master's degree in secondary education with a teaching field in physics or general science?
* Do you have a Alabama Class A Certification?
* Do you have at least three years teaching experience in public high schools?
* Do you have experience conducting teacher training? If so, please list details.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have a valid driver's license?
Optional & Required Documents
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