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Summer Position Opening: Director of Science Education for Summer Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Director of Science Education for Summer Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Trinity College seeks an outstanding teacher and teacher educator to serve as an adjunct Lecturer and Director of Science Education for Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates Program at the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Summer Science Academy at Trinity College. The Director of Science Education will be a member of a project team for a unique partnership funded by the National Science Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities
The candidate will (1) work collaboratively with a team to develop a Methods in Secondary Science course with practicum for summer undergraduate interns (beginning June 6 and ending July 22), which the candidate will also teach; and (2) lead and train a group of five local science teachers/mentors in observing and providing feedback to the undergraduate interns during the 7-week summer semester. The Director will also mentor, supervise, and provide feedback on classroom teaching for 12 undergraduate student interns who will develop and teach a 4-week summer science course to urban secondary students attending the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Summer Science Academy. This is a summer appointment with a possibility for continued appointment in future summers and participation in organizational meetings throughout the year for this project.
Applicants must have at least a master’s degree in science or education and experience is desired in the teaching of secondary science methods and practicum courses. Applicants must also have significant experience in secondary science teaching and in the teaching and supervision of new teachers; an ability to work closely and productively with colleagues; a deep knowledge of the issues of secondary science education, multicultural education, and adolescent development; significant awareness of current issues in schooling and teacher education; and special skills and experience in working with urban and minority populations. State of Connecticut teacher and/or administrator certification is recommended. The candidate may be needed to participate in scientific fieldwork, which may include walking around or off campus at data collection sites.

A complete application consists of a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and three references (names and contact information). Compensation is competitive and includes a housing/travel allowance. Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to the following link:

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

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