The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks a full-time, fiscal year Academic Coordinator/Lecturer to help develop, manage, and teach in the Science and Mathematics Initiative, a UC-wide program for increasing the number and quality of K-12 science and mathematics teachers in California. The SMI Academic Coordinator/Lecturer will be housed in the Teacher Education Program and will work extensively with students and faculty across education, the sciences, and mathematics.


Duties and Responsibilities: The Academic Coordinator/Lecturer will: (1) Supervise the recruitment science and mathematics undergraduates interested in secondary school teaching careers into the SMI program; (2) Mentor and advise these prospective science and mathematics teachers; (3) Help develop and coordinate a sequence of introductory education courses and K-12 classroom field experiences for SMI undergraduate participants; (4) Teach several of these introductory courses; and (5) Identify mentor teachers and appropriate K-12 classroom placements for undergraduate participants. The Academic Coordinator/Lecturer will be expected to work closely with the SMI Faculty Director, with other UCSB education, science, and mathematics faculty involved in the SMI program, and with collaborators at nearby community colleges. Additional responsibilities and opportunities may include: (1)) Teaching additional courses in the undergraduate education minor program; (2) Teaching science or mathematics methods courses and supervising student teachers in the fifth-year teacher education program; and/or (3) Conducting research on science and mathematics teacher education.


Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a doctorate in science, mathematics, science education, or mathematics education and extensive experience teaching science or mathematics in middle or high school classrooms. Exemplary teaching, mentoring, and administrative skills are essential. The ability to work productively with undergraduate students; K-12 teachers, administrators, and local school district personnel; and with education, science, and mathematics faculty at the university is necessary as well. Experience teaching prospective or practicing teachers, conducting educational research, and/or administering academic programs is desirable.


Preferable start date is January 1, 2007. Please send a letter of interest outlining experiences and qualifications together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least three references to: Dr. Julie Bianchini, Faculty Director of the Science and Mathematics Initiative, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. We will begin examining applications on October 1, 2006. The position will remain open until filled. The University of California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Salary range is $40,000 - 60,000 (11 months), depending on qualifications and experience.


Julie A. Bianchini

Associate Professor, Science Education

Science and Mathematics Initiative Academic Coordinator and Faculty Director

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490

phone: 805.893.4110 or 805.893.4515 fax: 805.893.7264