Friday, January 13, 2012

TT at West Virginia University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education
Morgantown, WV

The College of Human Resources & Education at West Virginia University seeks applications for a nine-month tenure track Assistant/Associate professor of Science Education who will provide leadership in STEM education and related research for our expanding science education program.

Required Qualifications:
1. Earned doctorate in Science Education or Curriculum & Instruction with minor in Science Education; or doctorate in one of the natural sciences plus completion of middle or secondary science teaching certification program.
2. Minimum of two years science teaching experience at the K-12 level in public schools.
3. Strong interest in collaborating with STEM faculty to secure funding for science education research.
4. Strong interest in partnering with State Department of Education on STEM initiatives for preK-12 STEM education.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in a natural science or engineering.
2. Master’s degree in a natural science or science education.
3. Public school science teaching experience at the middle grades level.
4. Principal or co-investigator (substantial effort) role on funded grants that included STEM education research.
5. Lead author on peer reviewed articles that disseminate findings from science education research.
6. Considerable experience in the use of technology as a teaching/learning tool, including the delivery of online instruction.
7. Substantial collaboration with public schools in providing teacher professional development and conducting research.
8. Potential for contribution to intellectual diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.

For any additional questions related to the position please contact the Science Education Search Chair, Jim Rye or (304) 293-4416

To apply: Submit application materials electronically or through the postal service. Application materials
Must include: (a) letter of application that conveys interest and ability to undertake position responsibilities and especially collaboration with STEM faculty and the State; (b) proposed research agenda; (c) current vita; (d) three letters of reference; and (e) official transcript documenting award of doctoral degree.

Postal Submission:
Dr. James Rye, Chair
STEM Education Search Committee
West Virginia University
604 Allen Hall, PO Box 6122
Morgantown, WV 26506-6122

Electronic Submission:
MS Word or PDF files must be used for all electronic submission materials.

The position will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to those whose applications are received by 02/20/12.

WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. WVU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that accommodates the needs of persons with disabilities. Women, individuals with disability, and individuals of minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply. WVU offers a Dual Career Program to assist the spouse or partner of newly hired benefits eligible faculty members with their job search needs.