Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TT in Science Ed at Northern Kentucky

Editor's note: This is a repost from October, but they have re-opened their application pool.


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.    

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.    
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  immediately  and  continue  until  the  position  is  filled.  Salary  and  benefits  are  competitive.    The  position  
begins  August  2012  and  is  contingent  upon  available  funding.