UTeach Assistant Professor of Practice (Non-Tenure Track)



Job description

College/School/Unit: College of Natural Sciences
Department: UTeach
Apply By: Open until filled


The UTeach Program in the College of Natural Sciences invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Practice to start in August 2022 for the Fall semester.

UTeach Primary within the UTeach Natural Sciences STEM teacher preparation program prepares future elementary teachers to teach science with Hands-on-Science, a four-course integrated science sequence featuring inquiry-based instruction. Primary duties for this position will be teaching sections of Hands-on-Science courses to undergraduates pursuing elementary teaching certification. Additional assignments may also involve teaching or participation in other UTeach program courses. This could include teaching and/or supervising undergraduate and graduate students in field-based courses, student mentoring, assisting with local school initiatives, participation in preparing and presenting teacher professional development, and other programmatically related tasks.

This non-tenure track position consists of a nine-month instructional appointment each academic year. An additional appointment in the summer may be possible but is not guaranteed. The position is renewable on an annual basis depending on job performance.


Applicants must hold a Doctoral degree in science or science education (preferred) or Master’s in Science or Science Education, have 5 years or more of elementary or secondary teaching experience and certification, have an interest in science preparation of elementary school teachers, have expertise in appropriate use of instructional technology and interactive teaching methods, and have an in-depth knowledge of the subject area. Preferred content area is Biology or Biochemistry.

Candidates should provide evidence of instructional excellence, and we are especially interested in and value candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity, equity and inclusivity of their academic communities.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and accomplishments, and three letters of reference attesting to the candidate’s teaching experience to Interfolio.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

How to apply

To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/97523

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