Friday, October 4, 2013

TT/T in Science Education, Old Dominion University, VA

Old Dominion University’s Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies seeks applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor (10 month appointment with opportunity for summer employment), beginning August 2014. The candidate for this position should expect to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in science education. Responsibilities include advising students, mentoring master’s and doctoral students, conducting research to obtain external funds, producing scholarly publications, presenting research findings, being active in national/international professional associations, and contributing to the university’s service mission. Prior teaching experience in elementary and/or secondary science is desirable, as is work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) integration. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. is required of applicants in science education or a related area with a strong foundation in science education to enable the candidate to specialize in this area of teaching and research. The position requires the ability to teach pre-service elementary, middle, and secondary science teachers, as well as advanced courses for doctoral students. The candidate should have the ability to teach in face-to-face and distance learning modes. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to publish in national/international refereed journals, successfully secure external funding, and be active in national/international science education research professional organizations. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, and participation in program governance and decision-making. Candidates who have experience with and/or commitment to working in multicultural settings are preferred.

The position will be located at the Norfolk Campus. Old Dominion University is located in historic Norfolk, Virginia; the 188 acres of the Old Dominion University campus stretch from the Elizabeth River to the Lafayette River. Although situated in a metropolitan setting, the University offers a small-college look and feel, with tree-lined walkways, a mix of old and new buildings, and colorful gardens and ponds. Founded in 1930 as a division of the College of William and Mary, Old Dominion has grown into its own over the years and is now one of only 101 public universities with a Carnegie/Doctoral Research-Extensive distinction. The Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies (STEMPS) is one of six departments in the Darden College of Education. The STEMPS department has twenty full-time faculty members and offers the Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science degree, Master of Education degree, Educational Specialist, and Ph.D. in Education. Additionally, the department has just implemented a math and science teacher preparation program that is the first U-Teach replication program in Virginia.

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application will contain a cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references. Send applications to Dr. Ginger S. Watson, Interim Chair, Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, Education 228, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, phone: 757.683.4305, fax: 757.683.5227, e-mail: