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Texas A&M University - Commerce "Teacher In Residence" - Physics Teacher Preparation Program Manager in Commerce, Texas

Job Title

"Teacher In Residence" - Physics Teacher Preparation Program Manager

Agency

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Department

Physics & Astronomy

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page “My Experience” has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.

This one combined PDF must include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume/CV

  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).

  • Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.

SUMMARY:

The “Teacher in Residence” (Physics Teacher Preparation Program Manager) is an experienced high school teacher who works at the university to support its mission to increase the number of highly qualified high school physics teachers graduating from the institution. The program aims to improve the education of future physics teachers, as well as, focuses on course improvement and community-buildig activities. A&M-Commerce has been working to improve our physics teacher preparation program over the past several years and has been selected as a new PhysTEC Comprehensive Site (https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201505/phystec.cfm).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate, manage and grow the Community for Advancement of Physics Education (CAPE), a collaborative group consisting of both in-service and pre-service high school physics teachers along with university learning assistants.

  • Identify opportunities and develop solutions for continuous program improvement related to curricula, pedagogy, advising, mentoring, recruitment and retention, career/workforce preparation, resources and faculty development.

  • Assist with recruiting students to become physics teachers from current students, area high schools, and the community.

  • Works closely with department faculty to enhance teaching methods and course content.

  • Lead, coordinate and manage CAPE teacher workshops.

  • Provide mentorship to pre-service teachers and learning assistants.

  • Coordinating the Learning Assistant Program by identifying how to utilize learning assistants to enhance program and course success.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s

  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Five (5) years of related experience to include teaching high school physics. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals. Good written and oral communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Dedication to high standards and student success.

  • Ability to: Multi-task and work well as part of a team.

  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Secondary science certification (physics/math, physical science, or composite science)

  • Physical Requirements: NA

  • Other Requirements: NA

PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

Master’s degree. Experience working with a community of teachers. Knowledge of physics education research.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

Learning Assistant(s)

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned. Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to promotion of diversity and thus the all employees are expected to facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The University has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Since 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. It’s because we care about people and relationships. We’re a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree.

We realize a great education is about more than attending class. It’s about making friends, memories, and a name for yourself as someone who’s passionate about learning. Earning an A&M-Commerce degree and being part of the Texas A&M University system will not only look good on your resume, it will give you the confidence you need to compete in the marketplace."

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 886-5668.

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