Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Associate / Full Prof in Science Education at CUNY - Queens College

Job Description

Job Title: Associate or Full Professor - Secondary Education & Youth Services
Job ID: 6931
Location: Queens College
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Often referred to as "the jewel of the CUNY system," Queens College is a place of contrasts: An urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention.  This formula has made us one of New York's premier educational institutions.

With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.  Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides, such as The Princeton Review America's Best Value Colleges.  Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

In support of the campus mission, strategic plans and values, the Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services seeks to fill one senior faculty position.  Queens College is searching for a full-time, tenure-track Associate or Full Professor of Science Education in the Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services, beginning August 2013.

The Science Education program is one of seven teacher education programs in the Department of Secondary Education and Youth Services. Teacher candidates in the science education program are offered coursework and fieldwork experiences in middle and high schools through New York State accredited programs on the undergraduate and graduate levels. We believe that one of the best ways to teach and learn is through the application of the scientific inquiry method, and we expect our teacher candidates to have not only science content and pedagogical knowledge, but also a deep understanding of the diverse contexts in which science is practiced.
A successful candidate will perform teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. He or she will share responsibility for committee and departmental assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

Responsibilities for the current science education position include: teaching a variety of methods and curriculum undergraduate and graduate courses, sharing administrative responsibilities for three teacher education programs in Science Education (undergraduate initial certificate, post-baccalaureate initial certificate, and MS Ed for professional certification), and directing field supervisors and adjunct instructors. Responsibilities also include participation in program accreditation processes through NCATE, State, and other agencies, active membership on departmental, divisional and college-wide committees, and representing program at local and national conferences.


A doctorate in the area of science education or related field and at least seven years of teaching in science education at the college level and at least three years of successful teaching in science education in grades 7-12 public schools required. Also required is a strong record of publications and an active research agenda or creative achievement in science education at the middle and high school levels.

The preferred candidate should show evidence of the following:

- A track record or evidence of potential to secure external funding
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with school communities
- Evidence of experience with accreditation and assessment in teacher education
- Evidence of program development, expansion and revitalization
- Evidence of commitment to urban education
- Evidence of experience serving diverse student populations.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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CLOSING DATE    4/12/2013 (Search extended)


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