Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NTT Science Education Instructor at Temple University

The College of Education in collaboration with the College of Science and Technology at Temple University is seeking a full-time non-tenured faculty instructor who will teach in, and provide administrative support to the TUteach and E=MC2 science education programs. The position is for the 2013-2014 academic year with the possibility of renewal.

TUteach ( is an innovative undergraduate program for the preparation of secondary math and science teachers based on the highly successful UTeach program developed by the University of Texas at Austin (  The program is dedicated to recruiting and preparing math and science majors to become successful high school teachers.  The program includes a variety of early and strategic field experiences, beginning in the freshman year; streamlined content-specific pedagogy coursework; community-building activities and resources; and intense student advising and support. E=mc2 ( is a 15-month post-baccalaureate/Masters degree program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that prepares individuals from STEM-related careers to teach middle school science or math.

The successful candidate will work closely with other TUteach faculty to teach three courses each semester: Step -1: An Introduction to Inquiry-based Teaching; an advanced TUteach course (Project-based Instruction [fall] and Classroom Interactions [spring]; and one additional science education course.  The TUteach courses include the responsibility of managing the practice teaching components of each of these courses, advising and mentoring students, and performing other duties as assigned.  In addition to these teaching duties, the successful candidate will assist in providing administrative support for and strategic oversight of the E=MC2 program.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in science education or a related field and will demonstrate significant knowledge of, and possess school-based experience in, urban secondary science teaching. Prior work in teacher professional development (e.g., as a department chair, coach, facilitator) is preferred.  The candidate should be an innovative thinker and collaborative problem solver with a commitment to the preparation of new teachers and the success of TUteach.
To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV with the date clearly stated in the header or footer, a letter of interest, three references or contact information for three references, and any other relevant material to using Science Education Position in the subject line.  For more information, please contact TUteach co-director Dr. Douglas Baird

Temple University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, disabled, veteran and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.