Wednesday, September 19, 2012

TT Northwestern University

Tenure-track assistant or associate professor
School of Education and Social Policy
Learning Sciences Program
Northwestern University

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) seeks a tenure-track assistant or associate professor to contribute to research and teaching in the Learning Sciences Program. Northwestern’s Learning Sciences program, founded in 1992, was the first graduate program in learning sciences and has played a leadership role in graduate training and research in the field. We seek a new faculty member to join an active research community investigating innovation and reform in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

We are looking for a scholar who conducts research on the design and dissemination of innovation in K-12 STEM education in schools. The research program should explore innovations and investigate design and impact of the innovations on STEM learning and teaching. Potential areas include, but are not limited to: innovations in support of student learning in STEM; innovative and effective STEM classroom practices; innovations in assessment that support reform; professional development and teacher learning; exploration of out-of-school interventions designed to influence K-12 STEM; and curriculum and technology for innovation in STEM learning and teaching. The ideal research program would consider issues of scale-up as these affect processes through design and implementation.

Applicants from learning sciences, education, computer science, media studies, cognitive science, psychology, and STEM disciplines are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated competence with multiple research methods is desirable. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral and masters students in Learning Sciences, as well as teaching courses in areas related to STEM learning in the SESP’s undergraduate and teacher preparation programs.

Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience, a current CV, representative reprints, and three letters of reference, to Professor Uri Wilensky, Search Committee Chair, at . Review of materials will begin on October 9, 2012, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before that date. Minorities and women are urged to apply. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, please visit