Thursday, January 1, 2015

PER at Chico State (Science Education Department)

(This was posted earlier as a rumor. The position has been approved and we are accepting applications at this time.)

The Position:  The Department of Science Education, in the College of Natural Sciences at California State University is searching for a tenure track assistant or associate professor to start August 2015. The position is contingent on funding. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's Strategic Priorities-

Minimum Qualifications:  The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education with a B.S. in Physics and graduate-level coursework 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 in teaching science content to pre-service 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.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

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 38 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.

How to Apply: All applicants must complete the Application for Academic Employment Form, which is available on-line at
 To be submitted with curriculum vitae or resume, complete set of transcripts, three names of references, a detailed cover letter describing background and interest in joining the department, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, to:

Dr. Julie Monet, Search Committee Chair
Department of Science Education
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA  95929-0535