Monday, October 7, 2013

(2) TT in Science Education, Northern Arizona U, Flagstaff

Assistant Professor in Science Education
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Special Information:
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) in the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences at Northern Arizona University seeks TWO dynamic and innovative tenure-track scholars at the assistant professor level in science education. NAU is committed to strategically increasing its capacity to provide local and national leadership in science education through innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, professional development, and scholarship.Job

Responsibilities include teaching science education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including team teaching in the NAUTeach program; scholarly activities in science education; supervision of teacher candidates; graduate student advising; and faculty service.Minimum

An earned doctoral degree in science education or closely related field (degree conferred by 08/18/14).
At least one year of middle or secondary science teaching experience as the instructor of record.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
A demonstrated potential for a productive research program.
Strong science content preparation.
Three or more years experience in teaching science at the middle or secondary level.
Demonstrated commitment to working with pre-service and in-service teachers.
Experience with educational technologies in the science classroom.
A demonstrated ability in developing and maintaining collaborative school partnerships.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity.

General Information:
The CSTL offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in science education for pre-service and in-service science teachers. The Center is comprised of seven full-time faculty members and five professional development coordinators who design and implement programs in science education across the state. As the home of the highly regarded NAUTeach program, the CSTL is responsible for the recruitment, advising, and student teaching placement and supervision of secondary science and mathematics pre-service teachers. Housed in the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS), the Center offers unique opportunities for collaborations with science faculty. We are a vibrant, growing, and creative Center dedicated to improving science education across the state and the nation.

Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 26,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at about 30 sites across the state. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Nestled at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, NAU's historic Mountain Campus is located on 738 acres in Flagstaff, a friendly city with a population of about 67,000. Located about 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40, Flagstaff is surrounded by the natural beauty and cultural riches of the Colorado Plateau. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
Please submit 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, 4) a statement of research interests and plans for scholarly activity, 5) graduate transcripts (unofficial), and 6) three confidential letters of reference. Materials should be sent to as pdf files only. Address questions to Dr. Ron Gray, Search Committee Chair (, 928-523-3628) or Dr. Pradeep Dass, Director, CSTL (, 928-523-7120) or visit the Center's website at Vacancy number: 600549.

Application Information
Contact: Ann Archuleta
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Northern Arizona University
Phone: 928-523-1709
Fax: 928-523-7953
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