Monday, November 24, 2014

Chico State PER in Science Ed (rumor)

Chico State will be announcing the following position for a physics education researcher with an interest in pre-service teacher preparation.  Applicants with doctorates in physics or education are welcome to apply. 

Please email Leslie Atkins with any questions ( 

The Position:  The Department of Science Education, in the College of Natural Sciences at California State University is searching for a tenure track assistant professor to start August 2015. The position is contingent on funding. 

Minimum Qualifications:  The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Science Education or Education with a M.S. in Physics or a PhD in Physics with an emphasis in physics education research.  Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year August 2015.

Preferred Qualifications:  K-12 teaching experience, elementary, middle or high school teaching credential, experience teaching science content to pre-service K-12 teachers.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching physics to future elementary school teachers and middle and high school science teachers, scholarship including research publications, conference presentations and research grants, and service through student advising, department, college and university committee assignments and community outreach.

The Department:  The Department of Science Education at CSU, Chico was established in 2007. The primary role of the department is to provide science content courses for undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in formal and informal education. Faculty in the department have been awarded over $4 million in grant funding; redesigned the course sequence for future elementary teachers; developed a BA in Natural Sciences program (with 35 majors and growing); cultivated a cross-disciplinary community of researchers engaged in discipline based education research; developed strong partnerships with the Gateway Science Museum and the Center for Math and Science Education; diversified our teacher professional development efforts; and expanded our early practicum experiences for future teachers. For more information, visit

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on February 1 and continue until the position is filled.