To support efforts and ensure fidelity of implementation of the OnRamps Physics course and to coordinate a high-level of instructional and professional development service and support to OnRamps Instructors, other UT Sponsoring Departments, and UT Faculty.
This position requires travel throughout the state of Texas, ongoing weekend and evening work to support instructors and course implementation, including during summer, spring, and fall professional learning institutes and enrollment deadlines.
Provide 1:1 instructional, professional development, and technical service and support to OnRamps Instructors across the state to ensure fidelity of implementation, teacher growth, retention, and satisfaction in the OnRamps Four Pillars. Using standardized service and support strategies, provide just-in-time support as needed and follow OnRamps observational protocols. Monitor, evaluate, and document course, student, and instructor outcomes through recurring issue tracking and reporting.
Use standardized relationship building strategies to cultivate and lead a facilitated network of OnRamps instructors within the assigned course subject-area through yearlong, ongoing professional development activities by maintaining weekly engagement including virtual meetings, in-person sites visits as needed, resource sharing, and weekly newsletters in close collaboration with the Course Manager.
Ensure the grading mechanism approved by the Instructor of Record is executed with fidelity, including grading and/or supervising grading of college eligibility and college credit assignments, spot-checking, and other intensive assessment activities.
Execute course curriculum with fidelity. Identify challenges for implementing the curriculum with Lead Faculty and Course Development team and pro-actively offer solutions to improve the end user experience. Monitor curriculum implementation via the Canvas Learning Management System to ensure fidelity to the pillar of college-aligned content.
Implement effective and consistent communication strategies and tools aligned with the OnRamps marketing materials to coordinate the delivery of the OnRamps course curriculum. Develop and maintain strong relationships by providing exceptional customer service with professionalism, positivity, tact and decorum.
Co-develop and implement annual professional development institutes for the OnRamps course instructors in close collaboration with the course Faculty Lead/Liaison, Course Manager, and OnRamps Director for Curriculum and Instruction including coordinating Canvas training and support for OnRamps Instructors.
Work in close collaboration with the Course Faculty Lead, the Instructor of Record, OnRamps Director for Enrollment and Operations, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Course Manager to develop and/or enhance the curriculum and technology tools for the OnRamps course using data-driven strategies and via a continuous improvement cycle.
Support designated special projects that advance the course-specific program using OnRamps Project Management Methodology.
Master's degree in physics, STEM, science education, or closely related field.
Five years of teaching or clinical experience.
Proficient in Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) or another LMS.
Exceptional customer service skills, with the ability to engage multiple internal and external stakeholders with decorum and tact.
Ability to communicate technical information to lay audiences using a respectful, client-focused approach.
Demonstrated understanding of high school teaching and learning in physics or other science courses.
Three years of clinical or teaching experience at a high school or college level.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Doctoral degree in physics, STEM, science education, or closely related field.
Experience developing curriculum, preferably for online delivery.
Experience developing and maintaining online professional-development initiatives for high school teachers.
Experience developing and maintaining online professional learning communities for students and/or teachers.
Three or more years of teaching experience in physics or closely related content area at a high school or college level.
$50,000 + depending on qualifications
May work around standard office conditions.
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
Climbing of stairs.
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
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The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
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