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From time to time, CSTA receives information about job openings for science educators. We post those here as a courtesy to the district or organization seeking qualified applicants. To have your posting added, please send an e-mail to webmaster@cascience.org. Please include the application closing date; submissions without closing dates will not be posted.

Last updated November 16, 2015

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Supervisor of Teacher Education

The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for Supervisor of Teacher Education positions. These are part-time positions for a one-year, cohort based program. The UCR Teacher Education Program is committed to serving the Inland Southern California community and has partnerships with schools and districts throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. It provides high quality, focused teacher preparation grounded in comprehensive mentoring for student and intern teachers. The position(s) will commence June 30, 2016, or as negotiated.

We are seeking applicants who have expertise in the areas of teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students and in mentoring or supervising teachers. Supervisors teach courses identified for student and/or intern teaching seminars, student and/or intern teaching field experiences, and teaching performance assessment. Supervisors are expected to provide high quality instruction, mentorship, and supervision to a cohort of pre-service and/or intern teachers according to California Teaching Commission and program requirements; assist in program events, trainings, and meetings; and, complete course syllabi, program reports and required documentation according to deadlines.

Minimum qualifications are: a Master's degree or equivalent; a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience with diverse student populations in a K-12 public school system; mentoring, coaching, or supervising teachers; knowledge of California Common Core Standards. Preferred qualifications include a current California teaching credential; exceptional communication and networking skills; proficiency in Office software applications; demonstrated teaching success with diverse student populations; experience in supervising or mentoring pre-service teachers; knowledge of and experience in current education reform efforts, such as Common Core Standards in Mathematics, Common Core Standards in Literacy in Science, Next Generation Science Standards and English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework; and, knowledge of and experience in teacher performance assessment; experience with integrating technology in classroom curriculum; and, experience with developing and maintaining relationships with schools and districts in the Inland region. Specifically, the supervisor of teacher education is responsible for the following:

Participation in Program Activities

  • Attends monthly Supervisor of Teacher Education meetings;
  • Attends a minimum of five staff development sessions/days during program year  (i.e., Orientation); and,
  • Attends University and/or Graduate School of Education social events as required;
  • Participates on advisory and/or scholarship committees.


  • Teaches a 3-hour student teaching seminar once a week per quarter; seminar typically scheduled between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and
  • Teaches a 1-hour teacher performance assessment course once a week per quarter; course typically scheduled between 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Supervision of Student Teaching

  • Conducts a minimum of five (5) observations of classroom instruction per candidate during public school hours;
  • Makes additional observation at school sites as necessary and as requested;
  • Completes, collects and submits all required documents for student teaching and internship according to program deadlines;
  • Weekly communication with candidates in person, by phone, and/or via e-mail;
  • Conducts placement of candidates in approved local school districts;
  • Conducts orientation with mentor teachers and principals about teacher education program requirements; maintains ongoing communication throughout the candidate's placement; and,
  • Communicates with Teacher Education Director and staff to address student questions and concerns.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement as a represented Non-Senate Faculty (NSF) Lecturer/Supervisor of Teacher Education at the University of California is dependent upon re-appointment.  For more information about advancement and reappointment as a member of Unit 18, please review the current Unit 18 Labor Contract. 

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience plus benefits applicable for part time employment at the University. Review of applicants will begin on January 11, 2016 and will continue until position(s) are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Rose Vilchez, Chair of the Search Committee, rose.vilchez@ucr.edu.

Interested individuals should send an electronic application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching philosophy to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00497.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Biology Teacher – Long‐Term Substitute

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, a private Catholic, Dominican, college prep high school for young women, is seeking a long‐term substitute Biology teacher, beginning in late April 2016, to cover a maternity leave of absence. Successful candidates must be willing to teach using active‐learning modalities, such as Process Oriented Guiding Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and/or inquiry based labs or case studies and experienced in integrating technology into their teaching. The successful candidate will be ready to consider emerging technologies to enhance learning and student engagement. We are looking for a teacher who is open and willing to participate in the school community outside the classroom to support the mission of the school and to collaborate with colleagues in interdisciplinary research based assignments.

FSHA educators are members of a dynamic learning environment. They are engaged in a 1:1 MacBook program, curriculum/ programming redesign and mapping, and teacher‐driven professional learning communities. In addition to developing and delivering an intentionally designed curriculum dedicated to teaching and learning in a supportive and collegial atmosphere, our faculty shares out on best practices and instructional technology strategies via blogs, small group learning sessions, and visits to each other's classrooms.

1. BA or BS in Biology or related discipline required, MA preferred
2. Min. 2‐5 years high school teaching experience
3. Experience with innovative teaching strategies; such as POGIL, inquiry labs and/or case
4. Able and eager to collaborate with colleagues
5. Creativity
6. Experience with instructional technology
7. Excellent classroom management, communication and organization skills
8. Ability to connect with parents, students, and colleagues in a professional way
9. Able to convey a love of science and obtain positive results

We offer a rich and supportive environment, a 1:1 laptop program, a professional development program, competitive salary and a chance to make a difference in this important position. To learn more about Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, visit our website at www.fsha.org. If this sounds like the career move you've been looking for, send your resume to humanresources@fsha.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.

Application closing date: 02/01/2016

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, females, disabled and qualified veterans to apply. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Science Teacher - San Ysidro Elementary

Come be part of a district that is preparing students for the world! We are seeking quality teachers who can make a difference in the lives of our students!

The coastal community of San Ysidro is located 15 miles south of San Diego and lies adjacent to the United States-Mexico International Border. Often described as "The Gateway to Mexico ," San Ysidro attracts a tremendous number of tourists annually, making it the busiest border crossing in the world.

The residents are predominantly Hispanic/Latino, but the community is enriched with a multicultural population comprised of Filipinos, African-Americans, Asians, Caucasians, and American Indians. Most of the land, extending eastward from the heart of the community, is being developed or awaiting development.

San Ysidro's location and near perfect year-round climate offer outstanding recreational activities for ocean, mountain and desert enthusiasts. Popular pastimes include boating, fishing and attending professional sports games. The world famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Lego Land and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are located nearby. Cultural opportunities include art galleries, museums and theaters in an area with a rich historical background.

Housing is easily obtainable in the city or in several nearby communities. Many universities, community colleges, and private colleges are within easy driving distance.

Posted on EdJoin: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/743029
Posting closes: 04/01/2016
Required documents:

  • Letter of Introduction
  • Resume
  • Valid California Science Credential required
  • Valid English Learner's Authorization required (BCLAD preferred)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

In the first five years of teaching our teachers make:
Credential with BA $48,904—$54,971

Credential with BA +30 $46,599—$54,489

Credential with BA +45 or MST $48,904—$51,001

Credential with BA +60 $51.373—$59,544

Credential with BA +60 with MST $53,873—$62,125

Biology and Chemistry HS Teacher Openings for 2016-17 at Ednovate:

Ednovate Charter Schools is seeking one HS Biology teacher and one HS Chemistry teacher for the 2016-17 School Year within our growing network. To apply for one of these exciting opportunities within an innovative network that is personalizing college prep education in Southern California, visit www.ednovate.org/careers.

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Biology Small Group Instructor - Middle and High School Charter School in Sacramento

The Small Group Instructor represents the direct instruction portion of the blended program at our school. The Small Group Instructor delivers lesson plan-based instruction in a classroom setting to an average class size of about 15-20 students. SGI’s offer instruction in Math, ELA, Science and test prep and are the content experts in their center. This department serves students by providing instruction with excellence, rigor and high expectations for students to achieve college and career readiness. This position is primarily responsible for delivering our educational program to ensure data driven, results based instruction for students in the implementation of the Common Core Standards. Will be available to provide direction instruction to students 6 hours a day.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

  • Masters instruction using an array of teaching strategies and technologies.
  • Utilizes educational technology and media to enhance learning.
  • Chats in virtual discussion threads and manages small groups of students to meet individual needs.
  • Facilitates collaborative grouping and keeps learning management system organized and updated.
  • Lesson plans a differentiated curriculum to ensure student success.
  • Teaches for mastery of the Common Core Standards.
  • Uses assessments and data to influence instruction for student success.
  • Keeps grade, attendance and retention records.
  • Provides targeted interventions for special education students and English Language Learners.
  • Participates in various community groups or functions, faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops. Meets with students and parents to discuss student progress and problems.
  • Participates in related activities, such as student organizations or committees.
  • Assists with State mandated student testing.
  • Assists with bi-monthly and year-end audits.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean, inviting, professional center for students to attend.
  • Performs other administrative functions and duties assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree
  • NCLB compliant single subject teaching credential (Science/Biology)

Send resume to: vrios@ofy.org.
Closing Date: 12/15/15

Tenure-track Faculty Position

Position: Assistant Professor, K-12 Mathematics Education or Science Education

Starting Date: Fall, 2016

Minimum Qualifications: An appropriate terminal degree (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) from an accredited university in mathematics education or science education, or a related field in education and strong background in mathematics or the physical or life sciences. Experience in K-12 classroom teaching and extensive knowledge and familiarity with CCSS Mathematics and NGSS. An active and on-going record of scholarship in mathematics education or science education in K-12 urban environments. Post-secondary classroom teaching experience in mathematics education or science education courses using hybrid, face to face and online modalities. Record of, or potential for scholarly activity involving students whenever possible, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching of mathematics or science courses using a variety of pedagogical strategies. Demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

Preferred Qualifications: Specialized knowledge in the area of mathematics education or science education, including curriculum standards, assessment, instructional methods, curriculum adaptations, collaboration with special education, or other areas of expertise. Experience with professional development, university teaching, and/or field supervision. Knowledge of 21st century teaching and learning and a developed understanding of technology, online learning, and education. Familiarity with the CalState Teach program and use of technology as a mobile learning tool.

Duties: Principal duties include teaching online and face to face in the credential and master’s degree programs within Charter College of Education and CalState TEACH, as well as supervising student teaching using various tools and in person, student advisement and mentoring, and committee within Charter College of Education and CalState TEACH and the University.

To apply and for more information visit: http://web.calstatela.edu/academic/position/2014_ccoe/ci_ttf_jt_cst.php.

Closing Date: December 31, 2015.

Biology Quiz Developer at Khan Academy

At Khan Academy, we’re building a comprehensive set of biology resources (videos, text-based explanations, and quizzes) that cover the core topics students need to learn in high school and introductory college biology. In particular, we’re seeking great biology educators who can create quizzes that clarify concepts, address common misconceptions, and help students identify their own knowledge gaps.

If you are passionate about biology education and have experience writing quiz or practice questions that help students improve their understanding of concepts, we are looking for you! Join us on our mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

This is a paid contract position for 3-6 months, with the opportunity to extend based on performance and Khan Academy’s needs.

Job Responsibilities

• Write biology quiz questions at the advanced high school/introductory college level, based on Khan Academy’s video and text-based explanations of various concepts
• Review other quiz developers’ questions to ensure consistency and quality.

You Need

• Deep understanding of advanced high school/intro college biology
• Strong intuition for how students learn and insight into common misconceptions
• Computer skills (e.g., familiarity with Google docs) and a willingness to learn how to use new tools
• Excellent writing and time-management skills
• At least 10 hours per week to commit to this project
• A passion for education and a desire to change the world

To Apply

• Please apply directly at: https://boards.greenhouse.io/khanacademy/jobs/76411#.VZGWxhNViko

Application Deadline: 12/31/2015