Science Educator - Temporary University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08014
Geffen Academy educators approach teaching as an intellectual profession of the highest order, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but created. Geffen Academy teachers possess a sophisticated and reflective understanding of their discipline and a record of achievement which demonstrates their ability to utilize and contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Teachers' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex intellectual endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy educators seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students and with their larger community.
Job Summary Under the direction of the Science Department Chair at the Geffen Academy at UCLA, Geffen Academy Educators will be responsible for the delivery of an excellent program of secondary school instruction, including participation in the creation of a course of study, offering excellent instruction to the Academy's students for three (3) courses in the spring term from mid-January to May, and participating in the life of the Academy in a robust and fully engaged manner.
The Geffen Academy seeks a part-time, temporary replacement for the 8th grade Conceptual Physics and Chemistry courses. The educator will be working in conjunction with the other course educator in implementing the provided curriculum.
Core Duties and Functions
Consistent with department leadership's direction, collaborate with other Educators to deliver the given content to Geffen Academy's students.
Communicate information about student progress to relevant student services colleagues, including but not limited to Department Chair, Deans of Students, Academic Advising and College Guidance staff, Academic Deans, Registrar, and athletic team coaches
Consistent with department leadership's direction, participate in interdisciplinary instructional programs
Meet as needed with the department
Be available to provide proper coverage of instructional work for both scheduled and unscheduled absences of colleagues
Be available to students and parents for any and all department related issues
Adhere to Geffen Academy and the University of California applicable policies, procedures, and established protocols. Read and adhere to the school norms, protocols and requirements as outlined in the school Handbooks
This list of duties is not exhaustive. In addition, candidates should have:
A sincere commitment to professional development in pedagogy and content area
A passionate commitment to science, and a desire to work with all types of learners
Proven ability to develop curricula and teach effectively using inquiry-based learning
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction jeid-081339123b317949a16bc95bba83313f
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.