Science Instructional Specialist

Science Instructional Specialist

The STEM Center at Henderson State University

Teachers College, Henderson

Job Description:  Science Instructional Specialist, 12-month, non-tenure track appointment beginning July 1, 2018:  Provides professional development in all areas of P-12 science education, models best practices, observes and coaches science teachers, supports school districts' curriculum development and alignment, provides assessment analysis and alignment, and assists with the integration of technology.  The Specialist will provide services in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Education, Teachers College, 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. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; a valid Arkansas teaching license with 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 qualifications and experience

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas 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 State University and our community.

Application: Electronic submission of an application letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references should be sent to the search committee chair.

Dr.  Matthew Sutherlin, Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018, and 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 to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.