Lecturer in Education

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS


Posted: 22-Feb-24

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Type: Faculty

Salary: Open

Internal Number: R0009860

About the Brandeis University Education Program

The Brandeis Education Program engages in the practical application of our scholarly work. Our approach to teaching and learning is driven by four pursuits: Teaching for Social Justice, Teaching as Inquiry, Teaching ALL Learners, and Teaching for Understanding. At Brandeis, â˜teaching for social justiceâ™ isnâ™t just a slogan or lofty ideal; itâ™s about teachersâ™ everyday interactions with students and their daily work in schools. Whether in the university or in pk-12 schools, we focus on the students - who they are, what they bring, and how they think.

About the Position

The Brandeis Teacher Education Program seeks an Instructor for the undergraduate course: ED 104a Pedagogy in the Discipline: Teaching & Learning MATHEMATICS. This is a four credit course to be taught in Fall, 2024. The course meets in the late afternoons, once per week for 3 hours for a full semester. There is some flexibility to meet twice per week instead. This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 509.

About the Course

This is a teaching methods course for students who are pursuing a license in teaching math grades 6-12; it is also open to graduate students interested in teaching in post-secondary education; and math majors curious about teaching and learning. In conjunction with the course, students have the option of engaging in classroom fieldwork, so there may be opportunities to work with students in the field. Brandeis Teacher Education instructors model the pedagogy that they expect from future educators and integrate the four themes of the program: Teaching for Social Justice; Teaching ALL learners; Teaching for Understanding; and Teaching as Inquiry.

About you . . .Qualifications

This position would be ideal for you: if you are already engaged in teacher preparation, or if you are interested in moving from pK-12 teaching into teacher education: To thrive in this position, applicants would need to demonstrate their: ⢠Commitment to furthering justice in education. ⢠Substantive (5+ years) math teaching experience from a student-centered and inquiry-driven stance - preferably in MA public middle/high schools. ⢠Facility with current scholarship, policy, instruction, assessment, and students in middle/high schools. ⢠Strong interpersonal skills for collaborating with both university and secondary school faculty. ⢠Educational preparation: Masterâ™s degree or PhD in education ⢠Sense of their own positionality in the broader culture of schools and schooling.

To Apply, click on the Brandeis Workday portal to submit the following: 1. Cover letter outlining qualifications and reasons for seeking this position â“ what youâ™d bring and what youâ™d hope to learn. 2. Resume or CV 3. Contact information for three references Only complete applications will be considered.

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About Brandeis University
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.
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