Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Open Position: Assistant Professor in Science Education-The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in science education.

Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Teacher Education (3-2 or 2-3 teaching load in science education and general education); advising undergraduate and graduate students; conducting original research; writing scholarly works for publication; pursuing external grant funding to support project and research activity; supervising practicum students including professional interns; participating in school, college, and university service; advising student professional organizations; participating in program development, recruitment, and continuing accreditation activities (NCATE/CAEP); working with regional science education programs; and being actively involved in professional organizations. We seek a candidate who is committed to the region, the College’s core values, and the Department’s goals.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate in science education or related field (ABD will be considered; must have EdD or PhD by 8/20/2015). Teaching experience at the K–12 level, highly preferred in grades 7-12. Proficiency in teaching with technology. Record of state and national conference presentations. Promising record of scholarship. Ability to design and offer professional development opportunities supporting STEM and other state and federal science education initiatives. Willingness to initiate efforts that result in program improvements and that attract new students. Disposed to working with faculty and students across program areas, departments, and campuses. Willingness to serve the profession.

About Ohio University and The Patton College of Education
Ohio University is a doctoral-granting research university, categorized as a RU/H: Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the historic Northwest Territory and the first in the state of Ohio. A comprehensive, national university, it offers both distinctive, high quality undergraduate education and excellent, focused graduate education. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Athens’s natural beauty provides a picturesque setting for a classic college town that boasts a vibrant community of 21,000. The Patton College has four core values: (a) preparing ethical and reflective leader-educators and human service professionals, (b) lifelong learning, (c) change agency, and (d) diversity. Faculty in the Patton College are expected to conduct scholarship at a level commensurate with a research-intensive university, embrace a clinical model of instruction through engagement in field work and professional internships and all that such work entails, be innovative with regard to instructional formats (e.g., online instruction, regional campus cohorts, usage of course-management systems, and evening and weekend instruction), and partner with our P-12 colleagues in the design and implementation of professional development opportunities. At its core, the College is committed to serving a diverse student population that includes international and nontraditional students and to providing service to the region through collaboration. The Patton College serves approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. The College has a proud history, spanning 125 years. Our influence is felt both locally and globally. Ours is the first public teacher preparation program in Ohio. Today, the College employs more than 80 faculty members, who continue to have a profound impact on education in our region, the state, and the nation. The Department of Teacher Education includes 30 faculty members who serve more than 1,400 Bachelor’s, 160 Master’s, and 40 doctoral students on the Athens campus in a full range of licensure, endorsement, and advanced programs. An additional 600 undergraduates in two- and four-year programs enroll on the five regional campuses of Ohio University. The Department engages with the Center for Professional Development School Partnerships, the Child Development Center, the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools, the South East Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, and the Stevens Literacy Center. Science education within the Department cuts across early childhood, middle school, and adolescent to young adult licensure as well as advanced programs. Faculty members in the Department maintain productive programs of teaching, scholarship, and service.

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