The NYC Department of Education (DOE) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) have reached an agreement to enable specifically designated high need schools to hire exceptional educators for the positions of Master Teacher and Turnaround Teacher for the 2011-12 school year. Teachers will be selected for these professional career ladder positions through the application and screening process described below.
Before applying, interested candidates should review the descriptions below and identify which position most closely aligns with their professional interests:What is a Master Teacher?
Master Teachers will be selected to serve as instructional leaders in their content area, dedicated to working collaboratively with their colleagues to drive instructional improvement as an active developer, mentor and coach of other teachers. These teachers will be identified as peer leaders and will be an integral part of a school’s transformation strategy. Master Teachers work an additional 100 hours per year AND a minimum of two periods per day are dedicated to Master Teacher responsibilities as agreed upon with the school principal (see the posting for a menu of possible responsibilities). Master Teachers will receive additional compensation of 30% over and above their current annual salary for a period of up to two years, contingent on the selected candidate: a) remaining in this position in the school through the 2012-13 school year; and b) maintaining a rating of “highly effective”. What is a Turnaround Teacher?
Turnaround Teachers will be selected as model educators in high need schools who help drive instructional improvement for their colleagues by maintaining a laboratory classroom, displaying exceptional results with their students, and facilitating lesson study with their peers – a teacher led teacher improvement process. These teachers will be comfortable deconstructing their effective practice into teachable segments and will be an integral part of a school’s transformation strategy. Turnaround Teachers will work an additional 30 hours per year to learn the skills of facilitating lesson study and then to conduct lesson study with other teachers in the school. Turnaround Teachers will earn additional compensation of 15% over and above their current annual salary for a period of up to two years, contingent on the selected candidate: a) remaining in this position in the school through the 2012-13 school year; and b) maintaining a rating of “highly effective”. Minimum Eligibility Requirements
Applications will be considered from internal candidates who are a licensed, appointed New York City DOE teachers in the following subject areas:
• Social Studies
• Special Education
• English as a Second Language
Applications will also be considered from external candidates possessing New York State certification as a teacher in the above subject areas, or eligibility to obtain New York State Certification as a teacher in the above subject areas as of September 1, 2011.Tentative Schools 33 persistently low achieving City schools that have been designated as “transformation” or “restart” schools
are eligible (but not required) to have Master and/or Turnaround Teacher positions. Job Postings
Click here for the Master Teacher job posting
Click here for the Turnaround Teacher job posting
.Screening & Selection Process
Applications will be screened first by a central committee comprised of UFT and central NYC DOE representatives to create a qualified pool. The Committee will interview candidates to make final determinations. Final selections from the qualified pool of applicants will be made by the principals of the schools. To facilitate this selection process in time for school opening, applicants should be aware that should they advance in the review process they will need to be available for interviews with the Committee and/or school principal at any time during the period of August 15 through August 26.Application Instructions
Applications are being accepted online. The application requires you to register. You may start your application and save work in progress to complete at another time. The online application includes a brief set of questions about your experience and qualifications. You will also be asked to complete three essays, attach your resume, and recent classroom observation reports, if available. It is highly recommended that you complete the essay questions in a word processing program and then cut and paste them into the application. More detailed instructions on completing the application and the essay questions can be found in the application guide
Complete applications must be submitted online no later than Monday, August 8 at 5:00 p.m. Apply Now
Please make sure you have reviewed all the information on this webpage and in the application guide
before beginning your application.
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