Friday, June 17, 2016

Clinical Assistant Professor (Master Teacher), Florida International University

Clinical Assistant Professor (Master Teacher) - FIUteach

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest
Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

The STEM Institute is searching for one Master Teacher for the FIUteach program with a preference for specialization in the physical sciences, but excellent candidates from other sciences or mathematics will be considered. FIUteach is a replication of the mature, successful UTeach model for recruiting, preparing, and inducting secondary science and mathematics teachers into teaching careers in partnership with Miami Dade County Public Schools. The Master Teacher is the primary point of contact for undergraduate students in the FIUteach program and will teach initial courses in the teacher education program as well as supervising students in elementary, middle and high school settings. The individual selected as Master Teacher must have a master’s degree in science or mathematics or in science/math education and a minimum of five years of experience as a secondary school teacher in science or mathematics. Master Teachers will be hired as Clinical Faculty and will report to the program co-Directors and work closely with the Project Associate Director. Master Teachers are responsible for: teaching Step 1 Step 2 classes, planning and carrying out field experiences for FIUTeach students and other duties as assigned. Please go to for further information. Application date for best consideration is June 26, 2016. Preferred start
date is August 15, 2016 although this can be somewhat flexible.

This position requires travel in Florida to work with teachers and students in the schools, attendance at meetings with high school teachers, and supervisors, etc. The position also requires one or more out-of- state trips/year to attend UTeach conferences and other related meetings.

Required Qualifications:
 Master’s degree, with a doctorate preferred
 Minimum 5 years as a secondary school classroom teacher, with a preference for public school experience
 Interest in being part of a teacher professional preparation program
 Expertise in appropriate use of instructional technology

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 of Education 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.

Period of Appointment:
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. Initial appointment is for 3 years. However, reappointment can occur for as long as the appropriate need and resources exist. Reappointment is also dependent upon continual satisfactory job performance. Additional instructional-related duties will be assigned in order to provide persons appointed in this title with the appropriate workload.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 511434 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file. 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 June 26, 2016. 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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.