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Assistant/Associate Professor- Science Education
Title:Assistant/Associate Professor- Science Education
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:All Locations

The University of the District of Columbia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Secondary Education- Science, nine month tenure track, starting August 16, 2014.

The Education Unit located in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of The District of Columbia is NCATE/CAEP Accredited and provides courses and programs leading to teacher licensure in the District of Columbia.  The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education programs are the fastest growing graduate programs in the university.  The MAT Secondary Education programs offer courses leading to teacher licensure in English, Social Studies, and Math, and Science will be ready for admission of students in academic year 2016.    The MAT program is designed as a hybrid of traditional and alternative with teacher candidates immersed in secondary classroom environments from the first semester of the 3-semester program.  In addition, science education students will complete a six week internship in a science research environment.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, permanent tenure track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: $60,722.00- 65,858.00

Salary Range: Commensurate with rank and experience

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the science credential program including candidate recruitment, placement, and supervision of fieldwork;
  • Teach courses in methods of teaching science that include a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards and on theories and strategies for teaching learners with special needs;
  • Teach graduate courses in secondary education;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to conduct program/course planning and revision;
  • Engage in scholarly activities;
  • Provide academic advisement and mentoring;
  • Provide service to the University, Department and Profession
Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate in Science Education – P-12 or 6-12 from an accredited institution by August 1, 2015. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated commitment to teaching, research, and service. Successful applicants must have the ability to teach graduate courses in Secondary Science Education and have a well defined research/publication agenda.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have:
  • A minimum of three years of grades 6-12 teaching, or related experience, including curriculum planning, science teacher mentoring, or teaching secondary science education at the higher education level;
  • Demonstrated an innovative approach to the teaching, online and face-to-face courses – training is provided for certification in online teaching;
  • Familiarity with EdTPA, NSTA SPA standards, NGSS and supervision of field-based classes;
  • The ability to teach secondary foundation courses if necessary;
  • A current teaching license in secondary Science teaching or is qualified to apply for a teaching license.

Application Process

Electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research/publication agenda, unofficial transcripts for graduate degrees, a 700 word statement describing the most innovative teaching strategies you have used and its impact on students’ learning outcomes, and complete contact information for three references.  Review of applications begins immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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