Job Opportunity: Science Teaching Fellow, Scientist-in-the-Classroom Partnership

Kate Stuart
June 10, 2014

The Scientist-in-the Classroom Partnership (SCP) currently has one position available for a Science Teaching Fellow (STFs) for the 2014-15 school year.  

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach, the SCP program offers an opportunity for graduate students to motivate and inspire middle school students to appreciate science and scientific research. STFs teach a total of one day per week in partnership with a master teacher to increase student knowledge and depth of understanding of science concepts and encourage students to consider careers in science. 

 In addition, the SCP program provides an exceptional opportunity for fellows to enhance communication, management, organizational, instructional, and leadership skills while conducting hands-on, inquiry-based lessons in a Metro Nashville Public School. Fellows also gain confidence in their ability to explain and demonstrate complex scientific concepts while bringing their scientific expertise into the classroom. 

Fellows receive a topping-up award of $7,000 per year for the 12-month commitment. Requirements include attending a two-week summer workshop, June 16th -27th,  one day a week in the classroom, and an evening seminar once a month during the academic school year. For more information or to download the application, go to http://www.scientistintheclassroom.org/ or contact Jeannie Tuschl at jeannie.tuschl@vanderbilt.edu