Monday, May 19, 2014

Two Master Teachers at Florida International University

FIUTeach is searching for two Master Teachers for the new FIUTeach program. 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 individuals selected as Master Teachers must have a master’s degree in science or mathematics or in science/mathematics education and a minimum of five years of experience as a secondary classroom teacher in science or mathematics. Master Teachers will be hired as Clinical Faculty and will report to program co-directors and work closely with the 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. The review of applications will begin on May 16, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is June 15, 2014 although this can be somewhat flexible.
These Master Teacher positions are 10 month positions (9 month academic year + 1 month summer) with potential for further summer effort. These positions require travel, primarily in South Florida, to work with teachers and students in the schools, attendance at meetings with high school teachers, and supervisors, etc. Positions also require one or more out-of-state trips/year to attend UTeach conferences and other related meetings. Applications must be submitted on-line at When applying please reference Job Opening ID: 507548.
Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree, with a doctorate preferred
Minimum 5 years as a secondary 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.
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.