Sunday, October 9, 2011

Director of Science Instruction at Univ. of Delaware

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a Director of Interdisciplinary Science Instruction, to begin in fall 2012. The position is open-rank. The successful candidate will receive an appointment in a home science department. A joint appointment to a second program, department, or college is also possible, depending on the candidate's background.

Position Description

The successful candidate will lead the development of a signature science experience that will utilize the University of Delaware's new state-of-the art Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISELab, The ISELab, slated to open in Fall of 2013, is a $140 million, 194,000 square-foot facility, designed to integrate teaching, learning, and research, with the research providing content for the curriculum and students learning through exploration of real-world problems. The faculty director is expected to have a well-established reputation in STEM education, and will work with faculty to develop and implement a new introductory science curriculum intended to become a national model for innovative science education. Applicants should have an interest in promoting the academic success of all students, particularly under-represented students majoring in STEM disciplines.

Qualifications Required

Applicants must hold a PhD in a STEM related field. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong record of leadership in active learning strategies, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the integration of laboratory and classroom curricula.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply at by attaching a letter of application and curriculum vitae (including telephone number and email address) as one PDF or Word document. In addition, applicants should send a letter of interest, and a teaching statement or dossier, to to the attention of: Chair, Director of Interdisciplinary Science Education Search Committee.

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at