Florida International University Project Report 2008
Appendix 5: FIU TIR Job Description
General Info: The individual filling the 1-year position of Physics Teacher in Residence (TIR) will establish and maintain links between the Department of Physics, the College of Education, and the local school districts, will recruit students into becoming physics/physical science teachers and have instructional duties. TIR's work on the FIU campus with their replacement negotiated with their home school. Generally, a TIR remains on the school payroll and the FIU PhysTEC project provides funds the replacement teacher.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Development of materials and approaches for recruitment of candidate physics teaching majors, utilizing experiences of other PhysTEC Primary Institutions.
- Providing ready experience and knowledge of science teaching in the classroom.
- Development of curriculum and its assessment for courses on Physics and Physics teaching and learning.
- Enhancing and facilitating the liaison between faculty in the different departments to improve the coordination of the methods and subject matter courses.
- Teaching some new courses in physics pedagogy, generally as part of a team.
- Planning cohort activities.
- Leading the effort to organize placement of students in appropriate teaching activities.
- Developing induction and in-service support programs.
- Participating in Physics Education Research community including travel to AAPT national summer meetings for training and annual winter PTEC meeting.
- Contributing to assessment, evaluation, and dissemination of project activities.
- BA/BS with a major in physics (or physics minor or equivalent additional work in physics) and Physics certification.
- Five years of successful teaching experience in physics or physical science.
- Completed Application Form and Personal Statement.
- Evidence of prior work with, or understanding of, inquiry-based, constructivist-oriented teaching/learning strategies.