Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Graduate School of Education
Physics Education/Urban Social Justice Teacher Preparation Program
Assistant Teaching Professor of Science Education
Closing Date: 05/08/2020
Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education (GSE), seeks qualified candidates to join our nationally and internationally recognized Physics Education/Urban Social Justice Teacher Education program as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Science Education (Non-Tenure Track) in the Department of Learning and Teaching. Rutgers GSE recently launched our Urban Social Justice Program, which aims to develop a generation of teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach and advocate for all students and learn from the communities they serve. Rutgers Physics Teacher Education Program is an award-winning program that has been producing physics teachers that remain in the profession for over 15 years. It focuses on graduating physics and physical science teachers who are deeply versed in their subject matter, skilled in student-centered inquiry-oriented teaching methods and are active members of the professional learning community.
The successful candidate will assume an active role as a full-time member of the Science Education program and the GSE community.
Responsibilities will include
· Coordinate physics and physical science teacher education program, recruit and mentor students in the program and teach 18 credits of physics/physical science methods or other education courses per calendar year.
· Conduct research on the effectiveness of the program for accreditation purposes.
· Work with colleagues in the GSE and Rutgers science departments to establish middle school science teacher preparation program, develop science methods courses for this program and teach 3 credits of science methods courses in it.
· Work with colleagues in the GSE to strategically align physics/physical science and life science teacher education programs with the urban social justice mission of the GSE through program development and grant writing.
· Maintain and further develop the existing community of physics educators – graduates of the program and expand it to include teachers from GSE Community School Partnership Network.
· Engage in general service to the department of Learning and Teaching.
· Engage in general service to the GSE.
Education and Experience Expectations:
We seek candidates for the Assistant Professor of Teaching position with an earned doctorate in education from an accredited university in Physics or Science Education and who have:
· An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in physics, astronomy or physical science.
· At least 3-5 years successful teaching experience in high school science including physics in public schools preferably in urban settings
· Working knowledge of and experience using Next Generation Science Standards
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in science education/higher education. Our school and university are especially interested in applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions and in the field of physics/physical science. Salary and terms of appointment are commensurate with qualifications.
The application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications and motivation to be hired for the advertised position; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and program development statement; (4) sample lesson plan for high school physics/physical science that you have taught with the reflection on how these lesson plans meet the NGSS; (5) names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three individuals who may be contacted as references. Submit all these documents as separate document as pdf files. And the deadline is