Wednesday, January 4, 2012

VAP at Univ of Missouri - St Louis

Endowed Faculty Position in STEM
University of Missouri - St Louis
College of Education

The Division of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) seeks candidates to fill the position for an endowed professor in Life-long Learning in the Sciences. The position requires a person who has extensive experience and active involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The College of Education (COE) has developed a Mathematics and Science Education Central (MSEC) as a part of the Technology and Learning Center (TLC). Thus, the responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to develop research projects and programs for the MSEC in cooperation with the director of the TLC and to work with the Orthwein Endowed Professor’s designated community partner, the Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC). The successful candidate should have the personal skills, education, research skills and experience to teach and lead research for graduate and undergraduate students. Additionally, the ability to secure grants and provide leadership to guide the ongoing development of the MSEC program and foster interdisciplinary opportunities in the COE and SLSC are expected. This endowed faculty position includes an endowment fund to implement programs.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach three courses a year, advise graduate and undergraduate students, manage the endowment account, work in partnership with the SLSC, seek grants, and develop research projects and programs for the MSEC.

Qualifications: Candidates should bring extensive experience and active involvement in STEM education. A history of receiving grants and excellence in teaching and publishing are required. The successful candidate must possess leadership skills and have clearly demonstrated experience with community partnerships. The candidate should hold an earned doctorate in science education or a closely related field with the ability to be appointed at the rank of Professor.

Appointment: This is a twelve-month appointment in the COE. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank and qualifications.

Applications: Review of applicants will begin February 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, candidates must send a letter of application that addresses items mentioned above. Accompanying the letter must be a CV; examples or links to the applicant’s grants and publications; and three letters of recommendation, including the names, titles, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of those providing recommendations.
All materials must be submitted electronically to: