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Teach a full-time course load of 12 contact hours each week; each semester.
Teach and assess learning in our Integrated Earth Science and Biology lecture and laboratory courses (SCI 141). This course is a required course for students in the elementary education teacher-prep programs. The Lecturer will teach the Earth Science portion of SCI 141. The course is set-up to be team-taught with a lecturer in Biological Sciences. Eleven of the contact hours include 3 hours of lecture each week and 4 2-hour labs each week. The remaining contact hours will consist of either a 2-hour lab in a different course or supervising adolescence education earth science students participating in their laboratory practicum course.
Hold appropriate office hours
Participate in appropriate committees within the department and consistent with the department's personnel policies.
A master's degree in a field of science or science education is required.
Prior experience with elementary education (as an elementary school teacher, or as an instructor of teachers); or in teaching introductory earth science or geoscience at the college or high school level.
Demonstrated enthusiasm for earth science in the classroom
Evidence of ability to develop curriculum that meets national and state standards for science education
Evidence of ability to integrate inquiry-based, hands-on learning techniques into the course
Evidence of ability to positively interact with students
Experience with both classroom and on-line instructional methods
SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."