Faculty Position in STEM Education 2015, School of Science and Mathematics
Responsibilities: A tenure-track faculty position in STEM Education at Truman State University to teach a Management of Instruction course to Master’s of Arts in Education (MAE) students in science and mathematics, supervise internships and field experiences for students in both areas, advise pre-MAE students, work with other campus offices to recruit MAE students to science and mathematics, and teach other courses in science and mathematics as needed or as qualified. The person in this position will also serve as a liaison between the STEM Departments and Department of Education at Truman, especially with respect to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) policies and their implications for MAE programs in science and mathematics.
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a STEM discipline or closely related field is required for the position.
Evaluative Criteria: Applicants will be evaluated on academic qualifications; evidence of sustained work and interest in STEM Education; evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness across a variety of courses (e.g., introductory STEM courses as well as graduate-level courses); effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills; commitment to the liberal arts and sciences as a teacher-scholar, with graduate student development and accomplishment as the highest priority; state certification at secondary levels (or eligibility for such certification) in a STEM discipline at Truman; familiarity with the DESE policy environment; and relevant experiences and preparation, including (but not limited to) prior secondary teaching experience, collaboration, consulting, and/or non-academic positions.
The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars involved with a highly-selective student body, Truman is a residential university providing its approximately 6,000 students with broad liberal arts experiences and study-in-depth in 48 undergraduate majors and eight graduate programs.
Truman's students are well-prepared academically. Most have leadership experience and over 45 percent will enter graduate or professional education within a year of graduation. Over 20 percent of Truman students engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects, including participation in the annual undergraduate research conference.
Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of educational opportunities that it offers to students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. Truman, Missouri’s only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the 18th year in a row as the no. 1 Public University in the Midwest Regional category. The Washington Monthly ranks Truman as the no. 2 Masters’ University in the United States.
The Community: Located in Kirksville, Truman plays a vital role in the thriving regional center of northeast Missouri. The city enjoys a low crime rate, excellent schools, and low cost of living. Within a few minutes’ drive, a broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities is easily accessible. Kirksville is connected to St. Louis (STL) by Cape Air (www.flycapeair.com). Amtrak operates the Southwest Chief on daily schedules from Kirksville to Chicago, Kansas City, and points southwest to Los Angeles. AT Still University maintains dental and medical schools in Kirksville. More information about Truman State University can be found at http://www.truman.edu.
Application Process: The application process is coordinated by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at http://employment.truman.edu.
Completed applications must include:
cover letter that addresses the evaluative criteria listed in the position description;
current Curriculum Vitae;
statement of teaching philosophy that presents the candidate's commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to graduate student development in the context of the MAE program;
copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable);
and three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.
Questions about this position may be directed to Jon Gering, Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Janet Gooch, Dean of the School of Health Science and Education (email@example.com).
Truman State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.