P. K. Yonge Instructor- High School Physics & Engineering Instructor
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
18180400 - ED-HIGH SCHOOL
The ideal candidate would have high school physics teaching experience as well as training and teaching experience in Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology, Pathways to Engineering, and/or high school engineering curriculums. P.K. Yonge has a large and active FIRST Robotics Team that will need a new faculty sponsor. P.K. Yonge Instructors are expected to leverage technology to support student learning and facilitate collaboration and communication. As faculty members of a developmental research school, PKY teachers partner with university researchers and PKY teaching colleagues to design and test innovations in response to contemporary educational challenges. As a teacher in a laboratory school, interested candidates should be comfortable with both scheduled and unscheduled observers and visitors. Candidates should also have an interest in teacher education.
Specific responsibilities and expectations for a High School Physics & Engineering Instructor at P.K. Yonge are as follows:
• Direct teaching of assigned students
• Monitoring learning progress of all students in the assigned grade level
• Administering and analyzing formative assessments to monitor student progress and plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for all students
• Effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning, and collaboration
• Regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face, and conferences)
• Active participation in teacher inquiry to support continuous program improvement
• Commitment to continuous professional learning and regular reflection on effectiveness of teaching practice and implemented curriculum for all students
Commensurate with education and experience
(1) a Master's degree in science education. Candidates with Bachelor's degree will be considered, but will be required to obtain a Master's degree within three years of hire
(2) Florida High School Physics teaching certification
(3) excellent oral and written communication skills
(4) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds
3+ years of high school science teaching experience; engineering industry experience
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
The anticipated starting date is August 5, 2016. This position is a 10-month appointment.
Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.ufl.edu and submit:
A cover letter or letter of application
A complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references
Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.