Towson UTeach Program The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
Position: The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month position as Master Teacher Clinical Instructor, specialty in either science (biology, chemistry, earth-space science, or physics) or mathematics with the Towson UTeach Program beginning August 2021. Towson UTeach is the university’s teacher preparation program for future secondary school mathematics and science teachers.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree or equivalent experience (bachelor degree plus 36 credits), preferably in science secondary education, mathematics secondary education, a science content area, or mathematics; a minimum of five years of exemplary secondary public school teaching experience in science or mathematics; be recognized for educational leadership and demonstrate skill and passion for working with students and novice teachers. Experience teaching computer science is desirable.
Responsibilities: Towson UTeach Master Teachers are Clinical Instructors with a workload of 8 course unit equivalents per year (one course unit equivalent = 3 contact hours).
Teach introductory courses that provide students the opportunity to explore STEM teaching as a career and assist in upper-level courses. Introductory level classes meet one and a half to two hours per week.
Teach internship seminars during the professional year (last two semesters).
Supervise interns during the professional year.
Supervise field placement components of introductory and upper-level classes. Field placements take place in public elementary, middle and high school mathematics and science classrooms.
Guide students through lesson planning; providing suggestions for revisions prior to teaching, observing lessons, and providing feedback for students’ teaching experiences.
Serve as liaison with host school administrators and mentor teachers for field placements.
Schedule field placements (matching student schedules with school schedules and transportation limitations).
Administrative duties of Master Teachers (1-2 course unit equivalents per year) may include:
Manage the Towson UTeach Student Resource Center, including purchase and preparation of field materials and the maintenance of available technology (iPads, laptops, PASCO probes)
Manage Towson UTeach externships (work opportunities for students) including serving as a liaison between potential employers.
Recruit students to the program (from local high schools and community colleges as well as from existing Towson University students).
Manage the Towson UTeach Scholarship Program
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls more than 19,500 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Application Process: Review of applications begins March 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation (sent directly from the recommender) and official graduate transcripts to UTeach@towson.edu.
Though electronic submission is preferred, you may also submit application materials to:
Master Teacher Search
c/o Dr. Linda Cooper (Towson UTeach)
Biological Sciences Towson University 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visithttps://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.htmlto complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: FCSM-3412
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).
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