Friday, October 31, 2014

TT/T in STEM Education, Michigan Tech

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences at Michigan Technological University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member with the education and experience to support a variety of initiatives related to STEM Education. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a new graduate program in STEM Education, provide support for a university-wide STEM Education Research Institute, and contribute to the teaching and research mission of at least one of our current programs in teacher education and psychology (see

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in a STEM or STEM Education related field (or be ABD) and have a demonstrated body of scholarly activity related to STEM Education. Teaching experience in a STEM discipline is also required. Desirable qualifications include: 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 Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, offers secondary school teacher certification a MS program in Applied Science Education, an undergraduate program in psychology, and a graduate program in applied cognitive science and human factors. Teacher certification is offered in biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, integrated science, mathematics, social studies and English. Department faculty are engaged in a number of funded research projects (see Teaching loads and salary are highly competitive. New faculty benefit from a supportive, collegial environment and a mentoring program.
 The position begins August 2015. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, vita, contact information including email addresses for three professional references (at least one of which addresses teaching), a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests. Direct inquiries to Applications should be submitted online at
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 Reviews 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 Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.