Monday, October 10, 2011

TT or T at Kansas State University

Kansas State University, College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track, 9-month position)
Date of Employment: August 2012

“Preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers”

KSU is a comprehensive university of over 23,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty located in Manhattan, Kansas. The community of Manhattan is nestled in the Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, adjacent to the Konza natural tall-grass prairie. Serving 1,780 undergraduate and 1,182 graduate students, the College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kansas State Department of Education. The elementary education program received the Association of Teacher Educators’ 2010 award for Distinguished Program in Teacher Education, which recognizes high-quality teacher education programs featuring exemplary collaboration between local education agencies and institutions of higher education in program development and administration. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks candidates in science education who embody a spirit of collaboration consistent with the philosophy of our mission statement.

1. Teach and supervise preservice teachers in elementary school science
2. Collaborate with Professional Development School partners in the teacher preparation program
3. Teach graduate courses in science education
4. Advise graduate students in curriculum and instruction
5. Engage in research and scholarship in science education
6. Participate in planning, writing, and implementing extramurally funded projects
7. Participate in service activities at the local, state, national, and/or international levels
8. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees

Necessary Qualifications:
1. Doctorate in curriculum and instruction, science education or related field completed by August 2012
2. Successful experiences with K-12 populations
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications (Assistant/Associate):
1. Strong academic background in science
2. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Professional Development School (PDS) partners in a field-based teacher preparation program
3. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues in the department, the College of Education, and STEM departments in the College of Arts and Sciences
4. Evidence of ability to teach successfully diverse student populations
5. Demonstrated ability to integrate appropriate technology into classroom experiences
6. Teaching experience in an accredited school in the United States
7. Active membership in appropriate professional organizations
8. Evidence of knowledge and ability to use state standards/assessments in planning instruction
9. Evidence of a well-defined research agenda
10. Experience in planning, writing, and implementing extramurally funded projects

Additional Preferred Qualifications (Associate Only):
1. Eligibility for Graduate Faculty status (Experience with teaching graduate classes, mentoring graduate students through the dissertation stage of their program.)
2. Strong record of scholarly research and/or publications
3. Evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Procedures: First consideration of applications begins November 1, 2011 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants must submit an application package consisting of a letter of application that addresses the necessary and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample or publication. Candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to teach a demonstration lesson and make a presentation on their research agenda. Application packages can be submitted electronically or by mail to:

Ms. Sandi M. Faulconer
Kansas State University
364 Bluemont Hall
1100 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506-5328
Telephone: (785) 532-6294
Fax: (785) 532-7304

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

[Ed. note: KSU has a very active PER group with a long history of working with colleagues in science ed.]