The University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 26, 2014
Employment Type Full-time
Job Description: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, a publicly-funded K-12 laboratory school affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Elementary Instructor. This is a full-time, 10-month instructional position that reports to the Principal of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School and is supported by the Supervisor of Instructional Practice, a Learning Community Leader, and Program Development and Outreach Specialist.

P.K. Yonge's elementary program moved into an innovative 21st century, state-of-the-art facility in fall 2012. PKY elementary teachers are organized in learning communities (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) so that they may collaborate to design and deliver curriculum aligned with the NEW Florida Standards to address the individual learning needs of our students. Seven teachers work together in a shared space that includes different-sized rooms and common open spaces that are visible to all that teach and learn in the community. The ideal candidate would have elementary teaching experience, recent success in closely collaborating and coordinating with teaching colleagues, and strategies for leveraging technology to support student learning and facilitate collaboration and communication. As a faculty members of a developmental research school, teachers partner with university researchers and PKY teaching colleagues to design and test innovations in response to contemporary educational challenges. As a teacher in a laboratory school, interested candidates should be comfortable with both scheduled and unscheduled observers and visitors. Candidates should also have an interest in teacher education.

Specific responsibilities and expectations for elementary teachers at P.K. Yonge are as follows:
•Responsibility for teaching and monitoring learning progress for all students in the assigned learning community
•Administering and analyzing formative assessments to monitor student progress and collaboratively plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for all students
•Daily coordination, planning, and communication with teacher colleagues in the learning community
•Effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning, and collaboration
•Regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face, and conferences)
•Active participation in collaborative inquiry to support continuous program improvement
•Commitment to continuous professional learning and regular reflection on effectiveness of teaching practice and implemented curriculum for all students

Required Qualifications (Education and Experience):
(1) a degree in elementary education (graduate degree preferred); (2) Florida elementary teaching certification; (3) 3+ years of elementary teaching experience (preferred); (4) excellent oral and written communication skills; and (5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.

Starting Date and Salary:
The starting date is August 7, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. Please see salary schedule for more information: (http://hr.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/docs/UFF_articles/e_appendix.pdf) This position is a 10-month appointment.

Closing Date:
The position is open until filled. Applicants should complete a candidate profile at http://jobs.ufl.edu and submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references, and three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective elementary teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues.

About P.K. Yonge:
Established in 1934, PK Yonge Developmental Research School is a public school district affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school serves approximately 1,150 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school is designated as a special school district under Florida Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts. As a developmental research school, PK Yonge works closely with members of the College of Education on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing student accomplishments at all grade levels and in all subject areas. For more information about the PK Yonge Developmental Research School, visit our website at: http://www.pkyonge.ufl.edu

About the College:
The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, ranks among the top 25 public education colleges in the elite Association of American Universities. The college's 105 distinguished faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance school improvement, student achievement, school readiness and leadership development in the numerous education disciplines. Current research projects have generated more than $29 million in external funding. Nearly 1,900 students are enrolled in 20 bachelor's and advanced degree programs, offered within the academic areas of Teaching and Learning, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies, Counselor Education, School Psychology, Educational Administration and Higher Education, and Research and Evaluation Methodology. Online course enrollment tops 2,900. The college's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. For more information about the College, visit our website at: http://www.coe.ufl.edu/.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida's "Governance in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Minimum Requirements: (1) a degree in elementary education (graduate degree preferred); (2) Florida elementary teaching certification; (3) 3+ years of elementary teaching experience (preferred); (4) excellent oral and written communication skills; and (5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.

Health Assessment Required: No
Special instructions to applicants: Applicants must submit the following documents: Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Cover Letter, Florida Professional Educator's Certificate or Eligibility Letter and three (3) letters of recommendation.
The position starting date is August 7, 2014, is a 10-month appointment and time-limited.

Posting Date: 07/17/2014
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/54682