Monday, August 13, 2007

Science Ed Program Coordinator at Chico

Where: California State University, Chico
What: Science Education Program Coordinator within the College of Natural Sciences
Details: The Position: Demonstrating its commitment to sustaining and expanding its role in science education, the College has recently hired three new science education faculty and now seeks a person with a strong background in both science education and one of the sciences to facilitate the creation of a new science education unit and to lead that unit. Appointment will be in one of the academic units within the College at the Associate or Full Professor level beginning in Fall 2008. Teaching is required and load may vary based on administrative responsibilities.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a crosscultural learning environment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate in a specific science or in science education, with a strong background in both science education and a science discipline.
Demonstrated passion for K-12 science education.
Evidence of quality teaching.
Experience working with preservice and inservice teachers.
Evidence of administrative experience.
Proven record of excellence in research, writing, pursuing external funding, or other scholarly activities in science education.

Representative Responsibilities:
Lead the College in establishing and administering a new science education unit, including the hiring of additional faculty.
Obtain significant grant support for science education programs.
Coordinate and enhance research in science education.
Oversee the single subject matter preparation programs.
Collaborate with science education outreach activities of the college.
Teach in area of expertise.
Responsibilities do NOT include supervision of student teachers.

Salary: $55,942 - $77,648 (Associate Professor)/$70,685 - $85,302 (Professor) per academic year, based on qualifications and experience.

The College: The College of Natural Sciences consists of strong departments in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nutrition and Food Science, Physics, and a School of Nursing. The College is undertaking a major effort to improve its programs in science education. Our new Science Education Program Coordinator will lead us in developing new programs and enhancing existing programs for future teachers at both the elementary and secondary levels and in nurturing our Master’s in Science Teaching program. We currently have strong programs in outreach for practicing teachers including the California Science Project-Inland Northern California and other activities coordinated through our Center for Mathematics and Science Education. Our Hands-On Learning Laboratory for teacher preparation and professional development is used by over 70 preservice teachers, 40 classroom teachers and 1500 elementary students per semester. Many opportunities exist for collaboration between faculty in the various departments within the College, as well as with our colleagues in other colleges.

Closing Date: Review will begin October 15, 2007.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit an Application for Academic Employment form (found at ), a letter of application addressing qualifications, a one-page statement of your vision of science education, curriculum vita, complete academic transcripts (unofficial copy acceptable), and three current letters of reference to:

Dr. Margaret Owens, Associate Dean
Attention: Science Education Coordinator Search
College of Natural Sciences
CSU, Chico
Chico CA 95929-0555

Phone: 530-898-6121

For more information about the University, the College, our academic departments, and the
Center for Mathematics and Science Education please visit our website at: