Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Open rank at George Mason

The College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University ( is a dynamic academic unit committed to innovation and excellence in its research and teaching activities, which include a wide range of collaborative field-based programs, research initiatives and outreach partnerships. Just 16 miles west of Washington, D.C. in Fairfax, Virginia (with some programs located at campuses in Arlington and Prince William), George Mason University--recently named by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 national university to watch on its list of "Up-and-Coming Schools"--is located in a region characterized by excellent K-12 schools, leadership in technology, and rapid growth in the size and diversity of its population.

In recent years the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has experienced accelerated growth and has emerged as one of the nation's top education schools. It has done so by attracting a diverse blend of experienced and newer faculty to work in an environment that values equity, intellectual creativity, strong faculty governance, and opportunities to affiliate with multiple programs. CEHD thus provides an ideal site for educational researchers and scholar-practitioners with an applied, collaborative orientation and an interest in preparing education professionals for the challenges of the 21st century.

Science Education (tenure-line, rank open): Experienced, visionary scholar in science education needed to expand the faculty resources available for leadership of and participation in large-scale research initiatives and partnerships. Applicants should have a strong track record of externally funded collaborative projects and publications in leading science education research journals; and be capable of teaching science education methods, curriculum, leadership, and/or research courses at the graduate preservice, master's and doctoral levels. Preferred qualifications include a strong foundation of K-12 and university teaching experience, expertise in working with large data sets, an interest in mentoring junior faculty, and participation in national communities of practice. Earned doctorate required. CEHD is home to the Center for the Restructuring of Education in Science and Technology (

Candidates should apply online at for the appropriate position(s) (search postings under College of Education and Human Development). Candidates should attach a letter of application, a current vita, and a page that includes names and contact information for at least three references (including any instructions regarding timing of reference checks that you would like to specify). Questions about the online application process should be e-mailed to Gail Haller at: Review of applications will begin on January 26, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Positions are contingent on the availability of funding. Applications from minority candidates and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged, as are nominations that will help us recruit a diverse pool of candidates.