Science Instructional Specialist

Science Instructional Specialist, The STEM Center at Henderson State University

POSITION:  Science Instructional Specialist, 12- month, non-tenure track appointment beginning July 1, 2017

DESCRIPTION:  The Science Instructional Specialist shall provide professional development in all areas of P-12 science education, model best practices, observe and coach science teachers, support school districts’ curriculum development and alignment, provide assessment analysis and alignment, and assist with the integration of technology. The Specialist will provide services in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Education; Teachers College, Henderson; the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences; and the Southwest-A Education Renewal Zone.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff and students. The applicant must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; a minimum of three years of recent K-12 teaching experience in science education; content knowledge of physical science, earth science and environmental science; experience in adult learning situations, team problem solving and professional development. Applicants must have a teaching philosophy that supports the Arkansas science standards; knowledge of current research and effective practices in standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment; knowledge and experience with laboratory science instruction including safe chemical storage and safety practices.

SALARY:  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

THE UNIVERSITY:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson and our community.

APPLICATION:  Electronic submission of an application letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references should be sent to search committee chair, Dr. Matthew Sutherlin, at

Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy. The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts.