The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University invites applications for part-time, non-tenure track lecturers in Education beginning in May 2020. These positions will teach in the newly-launched online MAT Elementary STEM Education teacher licensure program and/or the online Math or General Science middle school licensure program. Successful applicants will teach one or more online courses in the 2020-21 academic year with the opportunity for renewal. All course meetings and coursework with students will happen 100% online with both synchronous and asynchronous course work. This position also involves shadowing a current faculty member to learn the structure, format and instructional style of the online MAT, prior to teaching fully online.
We invite candidates with a background of public school teaching at the elementary and middle school level (at least 3 years preferred), a doctoral degree in education (Ph. D. or Ed.D.) preferred, or significant experience teaching and in leadership roles in public schools (10 or more years) with a minimum of an earned master's degree.
Candidates should demonstrate specific work and experience with issues of equity, social justice, and culturally responsive or sustaining pedagogy; evidence of a STEM-focus or time spent exploring mathematics, science, or engineering teaching; and involvement in research projects, as cooperating participants, active research roles, or other evidence of substantive engagement in research efforts.
Some of the courses include:
Introduction to teaching in the Middle School (pre-practicum seminar)
Introduction to Teaching in the Elementary School (pre-practicum seminar)
Practices of Teaching in the Elementary School (practicum seminar)
Practices of Teaching the Middle School (practicum seminar)
Elementary Science and Mathematics in Learning
Interdisciplinary Elementary Curriculum I and II
Critical Foundations of Education
Foundations of Literacy
Education of the Exceptional Child
Candidates interested in teaching in pre-practicum and practicum seminars will ideally teach in a two-course sequence central to field-placement experience for candidates in Elementary STEM or Middle School. The fall course, Introduction to Teaching in Elementary Schools/Middle Schools, asks candidates to question many of their assumptions about schooling, about the power dynamics of public education, and about the ways power operates in school classrooms. Through a series of observations, interviews, and early teaching experiences, the candidates use this course to unpack and understand their teaching. The instructor for this course is responsible for administering assessments as part of the licensure process, and for supporting the candidate's development of pedagogical practices.
The spring course – Practice of Teaching in Elementary/Middle Schools – is the practicum seminar. Candidates will present, examine, and refine their teaching in this course. In addition, this course focuses on teaching English language learners, developing responsive and critical perspectives on classroom pedagogy, and it will oversee the candidates "take over week," where they assume full responsibility in their practicum site.
Prior experience in teacher preparation, supervision, K-12 teaching and/or professional development specific to teacher education and STEM education.
Expertise and experience working with English language learners (seminar faculty).
Prior teaching experience at the college level.
Previous experience teaching in online or blended programs desirable.
Earned Doctorate in relevant discipline to the profession, or ABD with confirmed graduation/dissertation defense date is preferred.
Experience using educational technology, campus learning managements systems, webinar tools to facilitate teaching and learning.
All applications are submitted via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/73954. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information of three professional references, making sure at least two can speak to your experience in education and teaching. Student course evaluations or other evidence of successful teaching should also be included as part of your application materials. For candidates that are ABD, please submit your dissertation defense date and anticipated graduation date.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by March 1, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
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