The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), a campus of the University of Arkansas System, invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a twelve-month, full-time opening beginning June 1, 2017. The middle grades computer science specialist will play a critical role in the continued growth of ASMSA’s STEM Pathways digital learning program and Coding Arkansas’ Future initiative.
The specialist will design age-appropriate curricular resources aligned with Arkansas' Computer Science standards, plan and deliver face-to-face, blended, and online professional development opportunities for middle grades teachers, and support ASMSA's spectrum of Computer Science initiatives by planning and coordinating workshops and special events.
In brief, ASMSA is tasked with providing extraordinary opportunities for a diverse group of students. Established by the General Assembly in 1991 as a public, residential high school to serve talented and motivated Arkansas juniors and seniors from throughout the state as a school of choice, ASMSA—located in historic downtown Hot Springs and adjacent to Hot Springs National Park—is one of only 16 public, residential high schools in the United States focusing on advanced educational experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as the arts. ASMSA offers more than 60 courses for college credit, and all students earn an average of 45 hours of college credit while finishing high school. Graduates achieve an average ACT composite score of 30.3. Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and The Washington Post have ranked ASMSA among the nation’s Top 25 high schools over the past four years.
A bachelor’s degree in education, computer science, mathematics or a related area as well as competency in contemporary programming languages are required. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in working with gifted students, supporting their peers in professional development, teaching through technology, developing interdisciplinary curriculum, team planning skills, and problem solving skills. A minimum of two years of experience providing computer science professional development to elementary or middle school educators is preferred.
As a residential community of learning, ASMSA’s core philosophy values the development of students’ interests and talents beyond the classroom. As such, faculty are expected to support student research, provide tutoring assistance, facilitate successful transitions for incoming juniors, promote the school through outreach programs, and contribute to the residential experience.
Candidates must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident.
Visit www.asmsa.org for institutional information. Send a letter of interest, resumé, contact information for three references, completed application, and an unofficial transcript via email to email@example.com.
Review of applications will commence February 15, 2017, and continue until the position has been filled. The estimated salary range is $55,000 to $60,000.
ASMSA is an AA/EOE employer.