Saturday, October 10, 2015

TT, Science Education, Auburn AL

The College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, with research interests in the area of science education. The home department of the successful candidate will be in one of COSAM's participating departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geosciences, and Physics), according to the background of the candidate. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program in science education and collaborate with a growing cadre of STEM education researchers within the college. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, innovation of evidence-based, active-learning course development/delivery, and efficacy of student-led teaching methods in the learning process within the STEM classroom/lab. Duties also will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate research.
A Ph.D. in one of the science disciplines of the above participating departments, a record of scholarly accomplishments in science education research, and at least one year of research/teaching experience beyond the Ph.D. are required. The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August 2016) and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal communications skills.
Auburn University is one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2015 edition of the U.S. News and World Report ratings of undergraduate programs, it was ranked 48th among public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence offering Bachelor's, First Professional, Master's, Educational Specialist, and Doctor's degrees. Its fall 2014 enrollment of 25,912 students includes 20,629 undergraduates, and 5,283 graduate students. There are 1,209 full-time instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools, with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research plans, a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of at least three references when submitted electronically at
Review of applications will begin 15 December 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.