Instructor of Secondary Science
Ball State University
Burris Laboratory School
Instructor of Secondary Science
Ball State University
Applications are invited for an Instructor of Secondary Science at Burris Laboratory School.
Burris Laboratory School was established to provide a stellar K-12 educational environment in which pre-service teachers from Ball State University observe and provide learning opportunities for students with highly effective teachers using innovative instructional strategies aligned with Indiana standards.
Position Function: A Science Teacher will develop lesson plans and deliver whole group, individual and small group instruction within established curriculum guidelines. Collaboration with university faculty, Burris educators, pre-service teachers, other professional staff and administrators to address instructional and/or classroom challenges, effective communication with parents and guardians along with strong classroom management and supervision are needed to support the vision and mission of the school. The successful candidate will:
- Creates engaging, effective lesson and unit plans aligned to current Indiana Standards that drive instruction and include prior assessment data, objectives, allocating an instructionally appropriate amount of time, designing meaningful and relevant assignments, and assessments created before the unit for backwards planning.
ii. Demonstrates mastery of content knowledge, instructional strategies and curriculum used for courses taught.
iii. Implements effective differentiated instruction to provide an effective classroom program and meet the needs of individual students.
iv. Instructs students and checks for understanding using a variety of analytical methods that incorporate prior knowledge, life experience and interests to make adjustments to instruction.
v. Assesses student progress toward learning targets, objectives, expectations and goals to provide feedback to students, parents, and administrators and guide future classroom instruction.
vi. Utilizes available technology and instructional media to enhance the student-learning experiences.
vii. Directs pre-service teachers, instructional assistants and volunteers to provide an effective classroom environment to address the needs of individual students.
viii. Develops and/or participates in collaborative research projects with university and school faculty.
Monitors students in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, playground, hallways, restrooms, field trips, etc.) to provide a safe, secure and positive learning environment.
ix. Monitors students in a variety of educational settings (e.g. classroom, playground, hallways, restrooms, field trips, etc.) to provide a safe, secure and positive learning environment.
x. Establishes and maintain appropriate relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff by communicating in a professional, courteous and confidential manner and adhering to Burris Laboratory School’s social media policy.
xi. Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress to communicate expectations, student achievement and developing strategies for improvement or reinforcement of classroom objectives in the home environment.
xii. Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and attends and participates in professional development opportunities, faculty meetings, extra-curricular activities and committees.
xiii. Participates in professional development and meetings to gather or share information required to perform functions and improve student achievement.
xiv. Reports incidents (e.g. suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, harassment, zero tolerance offenses, etc.) to administrators to maintain the personal safety of students and provide a positive learning environment that adheres to state law and Ball State University policies.
xv. Maintains a professional appearance as outlined in the Burris Laboratory School Faculty Handbook, and demonstrates behavior that is diplomatic and responsible.
xvi. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Science or Secondary Education from an accredited university; be appropriately certified or demonstrate eligibility for Indiana teaching certification in Secondary Science Education by date of appointment.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree in science or secondary education from an accredited university; at least three years’ experience; evidence of knowledge and skill in using educational technologies; evidence of knowledge and skill in working effectively with children with special needs and/or high ability.
Required Certifications/Licensures: Certified teaching license by date of appointment
Apply online: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/35807
Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Dr. Abigail Comber. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 2, 2023.
Pay range for this position: $48,500 to $74,312
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