Northern Kentucky University's (NKU) Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) seeks a person for the position of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Outreach Director (OD). This OD will serve as an important representative of NKU in the community, designing and leading professional development for educators around the tri-state region and beyond. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate their work in confronting issues of equity in STEM education and present a vision for doing so in this position. They will need to be able to adapt to changing circumstances in the P-12 education landscape and the corresponding changes in educator needs. This is a twelve-month supervisory non-tenure track faculty position.
Applicants must submit a resume/CV, cover letter, postsecondary transcripts, contact information for three references, and a diversity statement that includes a vision for promoting equity, diversity and inclusion through teacher professional development as it applies to this position.
This job is open until filled, however, we will begin review of applications one week after the job posts.
Primary Responsibilities :
Model best practices in teaching for both in-service and pre-service teachers in Northern Kentucky elementary and middle school classrooms during the school year and in the summer
Develop and deliver professional development to teachers in improving STEM teaching and learning in their classrooms and schools
Offer direct STEM programming to elementary and/or middle grades students
Work with university and school faculty to develop new lessons, programs and materials for disseminating best practices in STEM education
Partner with researchers studying CINSAM's professional development
Develop and maintain relationships with school system and non-profit partners in CINSAM teacher professional development
Facilitate CINSAM's relationships with teachers and other educators in the community
Lead a one-week summer camp annually
Collaborate with College of Education on courses and/or programming for NKU education students
Head up CINSAM's Outreach team, including supervision of Outreach Specialist position and possibly a student assistant
Manage the administrative side of professional development including coordination with participants (educators and organizations), budget prioritization, and allocating human & material resources
Master's degree in education or related field
At least 5 years of experience teaching science at elementary or middle grades levels
Record of offering effective STEM professional development to teachers at elementary and/or middle grades levels
Experience working with pre-service teachers
Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse populations
Knowledge of and experience with equity-promoting pedagogies
Possession of Rank 1 or National Board Certification is a plus
Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
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About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.