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Director of CalTeach Undergraduate Blended Program in Math and Science

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $68,115 - $131,720.

Application Window

Open date: April 16, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Program Description

The UCI CalTeach Undergraduate Blended Program in Science and Mathematics is an undergraduate teacher preparation program for aspiring secondary math and science teachers primarily for high-needs schools. Hallmarks of the program are: a) participating students earn a bachelor’s degree in a math or science discipline and earn a California single subject math or science teaching credential during their 4 undergraduate years; b) all teacher certification course topics are taught in the context of teaching and learning math and science (no generic education courses); c) many of the teacher certification courses have a practical classroom field component in regional, high need schools; and d) teacher certification courses are taught by a combination of UCI research faculty from Education, Mathematics, and Science departments, as well as by highly qualified and experienced K-12 math and science teachers.
We are seeking a program director with knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy and current research in science or math education. We are also seeking a director who can bring a strong commitment to the CalTeach community, with new ideas and vision for the program that makes the program innovative while staying true to the original mission. The position will be 100% during the academic year and include part-time responsibilities as a lecturer. The position will be part-time during the summer months, for which exact percentage will be discussed. The position is expected to start in summer 2024.

Director Responsibilities

The Director of CalTeach is responsible for the coordination of the CalTeach Undergraduate Blended Program in Math and Science, providing overall management, supervision, and leadership and working with university partners and school districts. This includes collaboration with program coordinators and lecturers. The director will establish strategic directions and plans in partnership with co-directors in the Schools of Biology and Physical Science, and the directors of teacher education in the School of Education. The director will also manage the program and budget, oversee the ongoing development and refinement of the core curriculum in alignment with state certification requirements; recruit, hire, and supervise instructors and program staff; oversee the marketing of the program and the recruitment and retention of students; and secure and manage external grants.

In addition to leadership and management responsibilities, the director may teach courses in the CalTeach program as needed. This may include some late afternoon and early evening courses. As a math or science education instructor, they will collaborate with other program faculty to develop and revise the curriculum, and to refine the field-based components of the teacher preparation curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications
• An advanced degree in education, math or science discipline, or related field
• Evidence of program coordination or program administration experience
• Evidence of experience and success teaching adults and/or college-age students

Desired Qualifications
• A doctoral degree in math or science education
• Evidence of budget management
• Evidence of experience securing and managing grants
• Teaching experience and a current or prior teaching credential (in California or another state)
• Six or more years of teaching secondary math or science
• Experience with math or science education curriculum development
• Knowledge and experience with technologies to support math or science teaching and learning
• Evidence of familiarity with and applications of the latest research on math and/or science teaching and learning
• Evidence of success working in teams
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Applications should be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08917 and must include a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will begin on May 24, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Susan Toma-Berge, Director of Teacher Education Program at tomas@uci.edu or Director of Personnel Laurie Andress-Delaney . For more information on the UCI School of Education , see www.education.uci.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• An advanced degree in education, math or science discipline, or related field
• Evidence of program coordination or program administration experience
• Evidence of experience and success teaching adults and/or college-age students

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08917

About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA