Instructor and Director of Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

ID: 7077557
Posted: April 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
The University of Mississippi, Department of Teacher Education is seeking to hire an instructor of secondary science and a director for a STEM consortium. The instructor/director will support STEM Advanced Placement instruction in rural high schools and teach secondary science methods courses and supervise science student teachers. This individual will be a 12-month faculty member in the University of Mississippi School of Education in the area of Science Education to support the mission of both the School of Education and the Consortium. The successful candidate for this position will have experience teaching AP science courses, ideally physics or chemistry.

This individual will be a 12-month faculty member in the University of Mississippi School of Education in the area of Science Education to support the mission of both the School of Education and the Consortium. These goals include:
• Develop and value middle and high school teachers as STEM professionals.
• Support STEM classrooms environments in Mississippi that empower students to be self directed individuals.
• Teach a minimum of three courses in the Department of Teacher Education
• Assist high school AP teachers in developing the skills necessary to facilitate the advancement of AP course in Mississippi schools.
• Amplify best STEM teaching practices in Mississippi schools

Position Details
Appointment: 12 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in related field

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


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