Adjunct Instructor – Natural Science for Elementary Education


Edgewood College is seeking an instructor to teach NATS 104 (Introduction to Natural Science for Elementary Education I) during the Fall 2018 semester.

NATs 104 is a general science course designed for pre-service elementary educators and is the first of a two-semester sequence that focuses primarily on physical and earth science. The course helps students learn the physical science and geoscience content covered on the Praxis exam. Instructors teaching this course are encouraged to model student centered teaching practices discussed in the corresponding science methods course, ED 427A. These practices include, but are not limited to, modeling, argumentation, science talks, and collaborative learning. Beyond the course content, instructors should be willing to guide pre-service teachers and participate in outreach events throughout the semester.

The purpose of these events is to help the pre-service teachers learn how to plan and implement lessons designed for a diverse classroom. For question, please contact Tim Kuhman (Chair of the Biological Sciences Department) at


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Masters Degree required, Ph.D. preferred
  • Ideal candidates should have experience in K-12 education and some background or expertise in the physical sciences

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – NSEE
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer