Thursday, October 27, 2011

T at Purdue University

Joint Appointment in Department of Curriculum & Instruction and College of Science

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Purdue University seeks an innovative secondary science educator at the associate or full professor level, who has a demonstrated record of leadership in the field and a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will have a 75% appointment in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and 25% appointment in the appropriate department within the College of Science. Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution, and the College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement and a successful candidate would be expected to be able to demonstrate emphasis in at least one of these areas.

We seek a recognized scholar in science education who leads a vigorous and coherent research program, has made significant contributions to the field of science education through a wide range of scholarly accomplishments, and has demonstrated leadership in the field. Experience in obtaining extramural funding and engaging in cross-disciplinary collaboration is expected. An earned doctorate in science education or a related field is required. In addition, the applicant must have at least 3 years of full-time science teaching experience at the secondary level.

Expertise related to secondary science teacher education is preferred. In addition, experience in teaching science with technology is desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in the physical sciences.

This is an academic year position. The position responsibilities include:
Conducting signature collaborative research and disseminating results and ongoing findings via publications and presentations to local, state, national, and international education agencies and professional organizations
Seeking external funding in support of a focused research program aligned with strategic initiatives for the University, the Colleges of Education and Science, and centers including the Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC) and the Center for Research and Engagement in Science and Mathematics Education (CRESME).
Teaching undergraduate level pedagogy and/or science content courses, and science education graduate courses
Recruiting, advising, and mentoring master’s and doctoral students

August 13, 2012

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes: (a) a letter of application that includes a statement about the applicant’s perspective on how s/he will contribute to the strategic vision of the College of Education*, (b) vita, (c) a narrative describing the applicant’s research program, (d) a narrative describing the applicant’s orientation to teaching, (e) reprints of three publications, and (f) three letters of reference. Applicants should email items (a) through (e) to The three letters of reference should be emailed directly from the person providing the reference to Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Lynn Bryan, Secondary Science Education Search Chair, at


Science Education Program: The science education program is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching, research and engagement activities. Fourteen faculty and staff from both the College of Education and College of Science are members of Purdue’s science education programs. Each secondary science education faculty member at Purdue holds a joint appointment in the College of Science. Science education is a strategic priority in the University and the Colleges of Education and Science, and is a major focus of Purdue’s DLRC and CRESME.

THE UNIVERSITY: Purdue, a leading land grant and research university, ranks among the 15 largest universities in the nation. The university has an enrollment of more than 39,700 on the West Lafayette Campus and more than 24,000 on regional campuses in Indiana. It is located in West Lafayette, IN, one hour northwest of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago. Purdue is distinguished for its focus on engineering, science, science and mathematics education, and technology that includes an interest in developing innovative programs and high quality graduates.

A background check will be required for employment in this position