Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Open Rank Search for Science Education-The College of William and Mary School of Education

The College of William and Mary is a highly selective medium-sized state university committed to excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education. The highly ranked School of Education includes 38 full-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 550 undergraduate and graduate students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. The School of Education faculty maintains close connections with public schools and professional organizations and also pursues active involvement with externally funded grants and contracts. The School of Education is housed in a new state-of-the-art teaching facility. Further information about The College of William and Mary and the School of Education can be accessed through the web at http://education.wm.edu.

The School of Education at the College of William and Mary seeks applicants for a tenure eligible position in Science Education. This position is in the Curriculum and Instruction department, which includes undergraduate and graduate programs in elementary and secondary education, special education, literacy leadership, mathematics leadership, English as a Second Language, and gifted education.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Science Education or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment (August 10, 2015). Evidence of scholarly achievement including peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, and grants or potential for an active research program is essential. Several years of experience teaching science in K-12 schools, demonstration of reflective practice as a K-12 teacher, and the potential for preparing future elementary and secondary science teachers are required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Desired professional characteristics include:  (a) a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an area of science or the equivalent; (b) interest in collaboration with faculty in Arts and Sciences, especially in recruiting interested students into careers in science education; (c) evidence of successful teaching and field supervision at the undergraduate or graduate level; (d) experience in working collaboratively with schools, state agencies, or in service to the profession; (e) a record of submitting and/or securing external grants or contract funding; and (f) experience with US schools, standardized curriculum and testing, and current reform efforts.

In addition, valued qualities include the capacity to teach and inspire diverse and academically high-achieving pre-service teachers and experienced educators; a genuine appreciation for the collaborative role of K-12 partners in the preparation of new teachers; a passion to pursue pragmatic and exciting solutions to challenges in K-12 schools through his/her scholarly agenda; and an orientation toward constructive, collegial governance.

Responsibilities:  The science educator teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the teacher preparation program. Courses include secondary science instructional methods, curriculum planning, elementary science instructional methods, and supervision of the associated practicum experiences. A student teaching seminar in science education may be part of the teaching load. Opportunities for working with doctoral students are available. Faculty members are expected to establish and maintain an active and productive research program and to obtain external funding.

The College of William and Mary School of Education faculty members maintain a two-course per academic semester teaching load. The College expects active faculty participation in school and institutional governance and in state and national science education organizations.

Application materials must be submitted through William & Mary’s online application system at http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/18994.  For full consideration, application materials must be received by November 10, 2014.  Applications received after this date will be accepted and reviewed as needed.

The College of William & Mary is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and other under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.  The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment.