Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TT/T Cluster Hire in STEM Education at Florida International University

FIU in conjunction with FIUs STEM Transformation Institute invites applications for multiple, open-ranked positions in Discipline Based Education Research. The STEM Transformation Institute is a living laboratory engaged in innovative research and educational change through evidence-based practices that will ultimately increase the number of well-prepared STEM professionals, including teachers, graduating from FIU. The Institute builds on multidisciplinary collaborations across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Engineering & Computing, as well as stakeholders across the K-20 spectrum, to support its mission.
 FIU is seeking individuals that will join the STEM Institute with primary positions in a science or engineering department or in the department of teaching and learning. Each individual will work collaboratively with faculty in the STEM Institute and their department to transform undergraduate STEM education and conduct transformative education research in their discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to establish/maintain a strong research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, national/international collaborations, mentoring of undergraduate/graduate researchers), teach/design transformative STEM courses in their discipline, and provide service to their department/college in order to contribute to the STEM Institutes mission in these domains. Required background includes:
 Earned doctorate in science, engineering, or mathematics with expertise in discipline-based education research or earned doctorate in science/engineering/mathematics education
  • Scholarly activity (grant funding, publications, etc.) commensurate with experience
  • Experience conducting and leading a research program
  • Teaching experience and excellence commensurate with level
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
 Successful candidates will work closely with and be responsible to their department chair and the STEM Institute Director. These are full time, 9-month positions. Please go to stem.fiu.edu for more information about the position and STEM Transformation Institute. Applications will be reviewed continually until all positions are filled. Applications must be submitted online at careers.fiu.edu. When applying please reference Job Opening ID:508657.
 Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID (508657) at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy as individual attachments.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2014. Review will continue until all positions are filled.
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Floridas anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.