Thursday, November 7, 2013

TT, Science Education, Michigan Tech

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Science Education. PhD in Science Education required. Desirable qualifications include: specialization in science education; teaching experience at the secondary school level; experience with and/or interest in leading teacher professional development; interest in scholarly collaboration with faculty in teacher education and STEM disciplines. The successful candidate will have an active research program, a commitment to attracting external funding and mentoring graduate students, and a record of excellence in teaching. Appointment is anticipated at the rank of assistant professor, although highly qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of associate professor.

The Division of Teacher Education, housed within the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, offers secondary school teacher certification and a MS program in Applied Science Education. Teacher certification is offered in biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, and integrated science, along with mathematics, social studies and English. Education faculty are engaged in a number of NSF-funded projects related to the teaching and learning of science and mathematics, including a Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (see Teaching loads and salary are highly competitive. New faculty benefit from a supportive, collegial environment and a mentoring program.

The position begins August 2014. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a vita, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which addresses teaching), a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests. Applications should be submitted online at Direct inquiries to

Michigan Tech is a public mid-sized research (RU/H) university. It is ranked in the top tier of national universities according to U.S. News & World Report and received "Best in the Midwest" honors in Princeton Review's The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI, rated as one of the Top 10 summer travel destinations, as well as one of the Top 10 outdoor adventure spots in the country for our bike trails, Olympic-caliber cross country ski trails, Lake Superior shoreline, and numerous inland lakes.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. Visit: Michigan Tech is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution.