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Faculty Mentor—Science

This is a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced organization dedicated to redefining teacher education. We seek passionate, entrepreneurial, and creative colleagues who are ready to try new approaches and collaborate as we continue to refine our competency-based program, including developing new program offerings, iterating on our existing model, and supporting research and practice partnerships.

We are currently seeking a professional with the knowledge and expertise needed to prepare high school biology and chemistry teachers and a passion for supporting the development, testing, and implementation of an innovative curriculum. This is a remarkable opportunity to bridge the worlds of higher education and teacher preparation in actual schools.

We are looking for an individual with deep knowledge of science content and pedagogy and a passion for and experience in K-12 teaching, curriculum development, and mentoring novice teachers. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Science Education are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate also will have experience incorporating computational thinking in STEM learning as well as a background in learning design.

The anticipated faculty opportunity is a full-time, renewable twelve-month appointment, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offers competitive compensation and benefits. The position includes significant opportunities for professional development and engagement with national educational leaders.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and any additional material that will help us understand why you would be a great member of our team. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Materials should be directed to Catherine Kinyua, Program Assistant, WW Academy of Teaching and Learning, [email protected]. Please put “Science Educator” in the title of your email.

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Project Manager

The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning is a new graduate school, developed in collaboration with MIT, that is tackling the ambitious goal of preparing teachers for the future.  We are a group of collaborative, entrepreneurial, and creative colleagues who are committed to trying new approaches as we work on the next phase of building and refining our competency-based teacher education program.

As Project Manager, you will join a creative, interdisciplinary team that consists of learning scientists, teacher educators, and learning designers to support the team’s redesign of the program. We are iterating on our newly launched program, developing new program components and curriculum offerings.  We seek someone who is passionate about education, who is extremely well-organized, and who enjoys working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary culture. The primary responsibility of the Project Manager will be to lead and develop organizational structures that keep projects moving forward on time, to anticipate and address project barriers, and to keep the team moving and focused as new opportunities and challenges arise. The Project Manager will work closely with our faculty and staff and students as well as colleagues at MIT.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing an agile workflow and process
  • Adhering to deadlines and budget
  • Tracking workflow, deliverables, communication, timeline, etc.
  • Identifying and resolving project challenges proactively

Our ideal team member will have:

  • 5-6 years of experience managing education-focused projects, from digital products to program development
  • Experience as a Scrum Master or as a project manager on a small agile team
  • A track record delivering complex projects on time and on budget
  • Exceptional management, problem solving, and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and make decisions using thoughtful analysis and critical judgement
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and can inspire and influence colleagues
  • The desire to play a role in building a great culture where we collaborate, are transparent, respect and trust one another and are committed to delivering our mission, all while having fun!

The position is a full-time appointment, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offers competitive compensation and benefits.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, CV, and any additional material that will help us understand why you would be a great member of our team. We will accept applications until the position is filled.  Materials should be directed to Catherine Kinyua, Administrative Assistant, WW Academy of Teaching and Learning, [email protected]. Please put “Project Manager” in the title of your email.

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An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

At the WW Academy, we celebrate and support difference for the benefit of colleagues, teacher candidates, and the students they serve. The Academy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. The Academy considers all qualified applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We’re a new kind of teacher education program, one that is tailored to your skills and knowledge, focusing on what you need to know and be able to do as a teacher in a real-world classroom. By earning your M.Ed. from the Woodrow Wilson Academy you’ll enter the teaching profession well prepared to meet the challenges of today’s classrooms—and to shape tomorrow’s classrooms, too.

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