Tuesday, October 25, 2011

(Another) TT at Oregon State University

Dear Colleagues,
The College of Education at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in science education. Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Tenure track will be offered at 1.0 FTE. The appointee will be expected to generate grants and/or contracts for any appointment during the summer months.

[Ed. note: there are 5 hires in Science Ed at OSU now.]

OSU is committed to strategically increasing its capacity to provide national leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics [STEM] education. Faculty hired for this position will play a significant role in collaborations with the newly established Center for Research in Lifelong STEM Learning at OSU (http://stem.science.oregonstate.edu) and other STEM researchers nationally and internationally. The Center provides support for faculty from science education and other Colleges on campus including Education, Engineering, Agriculture, Forestry, and Oceanography & Atmospheric Science to engage in collaborative research.

We seek faculty candidates with primary research interests in secondary science teacher education, undergraduate STEM education, or educational technology in learning sciences. Other specializations may also be acceptable. The position is an academic year appointment with a proposed starting date of Fall 2012.

Major responsibilities. Faculty who assume the position will conduct research, teaching masters and doctoral courses, seek external funding, and participate in the doctoral program in mathematics, science and free choice learning and teaching. Additional duties will vary depending on rank and the candidate’s experience and interest.

Qualifications. All candidates are expected to have an earned doctorate in science education or related fields. Commensurate with rank, a record of strong scholarly accomplishment through publication and success in obtaining and leading externally funded projects is also expected. We seek individuals who have strong background knowledge in a science discipline to work with undergraduate collegiate faculty and graduate teaching assistants in science and/or engineering-related units. National leadership in science education initiatives is desirable for individuals seeking the senior level position. Preferred applicants would have experience working with historically disenfranchised populations. Prior experience of teaching in schools at the secondary level or in free choice settings is desirable. In addition, experience in the use and application of technology in education is desirable.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank with generous benefits and retirement.

Interested persons should apply via the link at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, positing number 0008222. When applying, you will be required to attached the following electronic documents: a cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vita that includes the names of three or more references, 2 samples of writing as other documents. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. For information on the position, please contact Nam-Hwa Kang, chair of the search committee at kangn@science.oregonstate.edu. Please see the Department web site (http://smed.science.oregonstate.edu/) for information about programs, faculty, and research.

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Nam-Hwa Kang, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Science and Mathematics Education
301 Weniger Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-9891, Fax: 541-737-1817
E-mail: kangn@science.oregonstate.edu