Position overviewPosition title: Teacher Fellow
Open date: November 3, 2023
Most recent review date: Sunday, Dec 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) offers a pre-collegiate academic summer residential program, the California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science (COSMOS). (https://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/cosmos/about). The COSMOS Program has opportunities for temporary Teacher Fellows (Teacher Special Programs). One or more positions may be available, appointments are for 1 cluster.
The primary objective of the COSMOS program is to advance high school students’ interest in math and science through challenging, engaging course work and life in a residential university. The central experience for COSMOS students includes three courses: two science, math, or engineering courses and one science communication course.
Teacher Fellows serve as the pedagogical bridge between high school student learning and university faculty teaching. They directly participate in all classroom sessions. Teacher Fellows are trained to teach the COSMOS Science Communication Course curriculum, which teaches students oral and written presentation skills, review and interpretation of scientific research and final group project preparation. Teacher Fellows may consult with faculty on course design, provide supplemental instruction, mentor students and supervise course projects. Teacher Fellows work with motivated high school students, form relationships with university researchers and scientists, have exposure to distinguished guest speakers sharing cutting-edge research and gain access to university resources.
The 2024 COSMOS Program dates are:
- July 7, 2024 - August 2, 2024
- May 18th - in person orientation on 10am-3pm (Saturday)
- July 5th - in person orientation from 1:30-3:30 (Friday)
Full orientation and 4-week participation required. Housing not provided for Teacher Fellows.
Teacher Fellows who are offered employment will be required to undergo a background check and sign a California's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) Mandated Reporter Form. Teachers must complete an online "Mandated Reporter" training course prior to the start of the program.
- B.A. or B.S. in mathematics, science, engineering or a related field
- 1+ years experience teaching high school or middle school
- at least one Teacher Credential and ability to obtain California Teacher Credential
- 1+ years teaching high school or middle school in a STEM field
- California Teacher Credentials
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - A cover letter describing your goals for participating in the COSMOS Program, your philosophy on education, your preferred cluster topics, why you chose this cluster, and how you see yourself contributing to your cluster of choice. Describe your interest in COSMOS and how you and your students will benefit from this summer experience.
Project Based Assignment - Please describe a project based assignment that you conduct in your classroom.
Credential list - Please provide a list of Teaching Credentials, including subjects if applicable, and expiration dates.
Evidence of Teaching effectiveness - Teaching evaluations, notes from students, etc
Extracurricular Advisor activities - Please provide a list of any science or math related extracurricular activities or projects you advise
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
Misc / Additional - Any other documents you wish to submit in support of your application
- 2-3 required (contact information only)
Reference letters may be requested if no teaching evidence is submitted. At least one reference letter should be from your current Principal or other school administrator.
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About UC San Diego
The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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