Assistant Professor, Elementary Science and Math

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SUNY Geneseo

The Ella Cline Shear School of Education at SUNY Geneseo seeks applicants for a tenure-track position for elementary math and science education methods for our undergraduate dual certification childhood programs, Early Childhood/Childhood and Childhood with Special Education.

The School of Education has a long and rich history of preparing teachers who are knowledgeable, skilled in their instructional practices, passionate about their work, and motivated to provide leadership within their profession. Our growing programs prepare teachers early in their program in diverse field experiences throughout the region. Our candidates are successful and have a 99% pass rate on the New York State Teacher Certification examinations and a high rate of employment after graduation. All teacher certification programs of the School of Education are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School of Education offers undergraduate programs leading to initial teacher certification in Early Childhood and Childhood, Childhood with Special Education, and Adolescence Education and graduate program in Reading and Literacy (B-12).

Our priority is teaching excellence: We seek someone with a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting who is prepared to teach both introductory courses and advanced courses in their area/s of expertise. A commitment to, and experience in, working effectively with students from diverse backgrounds is essential. We strongly encourage applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience with accessibility and/or inclusion initiatives.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Teaching undergraduate coursework in elementary math and science methods and materials in the dual certification childhood undergraduate programs, such as Teaching Math and Science to Children and Advanced Mathematics Topics courses
  • Coordinating the embedded field experience in the Teaching Math and Science to Children course with partner school district(s)
  • Building and cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships with our field experience and student teaching partner schools/districts and supervising teacher education candidates in the field
  • Providing academic advisement to undergraduate Early Childhood/Childhood and Childhood with Special Education students
  • Participating in assessment and accreditation activities and other department service
  • Contributing to the college and community, and/or provide professional service
  • Conducting research and other scholarly work in area(s) of expertise

Required Qualifications:   

  • Earned doctorate in Elementary Math or Science Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teaching & Learning, or closely related field or ABD with designated completion by time of appointment
  • Knowledge of research-based math and/or science practices and theories
  • Knowledge of math and science curricula and standards
  • A minimum of three years of successful K-6 teaching experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and implementing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonginess in the classroom and workplace
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues
  • Evidence of or established track record of scholarly research and/or presentations

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • New York State Teacher certification in childhood education
  • Knowledge of New York State K-6 science and mathematics curricula and standards
  • Five years of successful K-6 teaching experience
  • Experience working in and with culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of culturally responsive, antiracist, and/or multicultural education frameworks
  • College/University full-time teaching experience
  • Experience building and cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships with school districts or community organizations
Review of Applicants Begins: 
Monday, February 27, 2023
Contact Name: 
Amy Sheldon
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