Elementary/Middle School Science Education
We are looking for a dynamic faculty member eager to teach, mentor, and advise the next generation of teachers. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in science education or related field with evidence of coursework in science education (ABD considered). Experience teaching science to elementary and/or middle grades students is required; teaching experience in diverse schools and experience teaching elementary age children are preferred. Ability to work collaboratively with campus-based and school-based colleagues is important. A record of scholarly work, active participation in professional organizations, and experience supervising practicum students and student teachers are preferred. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; supervising field experiences; working collaboratively with colleagues in online and on-campus courses in urban/rural/suburban field-based programs; engaging in scholarly activity; assisting with academic advising; engaging in community and university service; supporting and participating in the outreach activities of NKU's Program of Distinction, CINSAM, the Center for Integrative Natural Sciences and Mathematics (http://cinsam.nku.edu/
), through course teaching, trainings, and programs for P-12 students. The position is tenure track, nine months, with competitive salary and possible summer employment.
Northern Kentucky University is a rising metropolitan university nationally recognized for outreach and engagement with the region; located near Cincinnati in the beautiful rolling, bluegrass hills of Northern Kentucky; a place with an incredible quality of life and one of the country's lowest costs for living well. NKU is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, access across the life span, civic engagement, diversity and multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty who have both the interest and ability to work across the full breadth of the University’s teaching, research and public engagement mission. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University visit http://www.nku.edu
If you meet these qualifications and enjoy getting involved with students in schools and communities, please e-mail the following information to Dr. Shawn Faulkner, Chair, Department of Teacher Education, TeacherEducation@nku.edu
: letter of interest, current resume, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted at the initial stage). Review of applications will begin in November 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are competitive. The position begins August 2012 and is contingent upon available funding.
NKU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.