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Clinical Instructor
Towson UTeach Program
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
FCSM-N-2792

Position:
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a non-tenure track, 10-month Master Teacher Clinical Instructor with the Towson UTeach Program to begin August 2014.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree or equivalent experience (bachelor degree plus 36 credits), preferably in mathematics education or mathematics; five years of exemplary secondary public school teaching experience; be recognized for educational leadership and demonstrate skill and passion for working with students and novice teachers. Criminal background investigation required.

Responsibilities/Workload:
Towson UTeach Master Teachers are Clinical Instructors with a workload of 8 course equivalents per year (one course unit equivalent = 3 contact hours).

Teaching [5 to 6 course units annually]:
o Teach introductory courses [2 to 3 contact hours each] that provide students the opportunity to explore STEM teaching as a career. Classes meet one to two hours per week, in addition to having a field placement component. The master teacher guides students through lesson planning; providing suggestions for revisions prior to teaching, and observing and providing feedback for students’ teaching experiences.
o Assist with middle and high school field placement components of upperclassmen courses.
o Serving as liaison with host school administrators and mentor teachers for field placements.
o Schedule field placements (matching student schedules with school schedules and transportation limitations).


Administrative [1 to 2 course equivalents per year]:
o Manage the Towson UTeach Student Resource Center, including the purchase and preparation of field materials.
o Facilitate and assisting with externships.


Advising/Recruiting [equivalent to 1 to 2 courses per year]:
o Advise up to 50 UTeach students, including transfer orientation, and career coaching.
o Recruit students to the program (both at Towson University and from local high schools).

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor, 45 master, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begins on July 21, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of potential for teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover) and official graduate transcripts to:

Dr. Linda Cooper
Department of Mathematics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

All or part of the application may be submitted via email to lcooper@towson.edu.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: FCSM-N-2792.


Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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